In an interview with French magazine So Film, Depardieu admits to drinking 14 bottles of wine a day despite having a quintuple heart bypass 14 years ago. He claims he also imbibes champagne, beer, vodka or whiskey through out the day without getting drunk.
I can’t drink like a normal person. I can absorb 12, 13, 14 bottles per day. In the morning, it starts at home with champagne or red wine before 10am, then again champagne. Then food, accompanied by two bottles of wine. In the afternoon, champagne, beer and more pastis at around 5pm, to finish off the bottle. Later on, vodka and/or whisky. But I’m never totally drunk, just a little p*****d. All you need is a 10-minute nap and voila, a slurp of rose wine and I feel as fresh as a daisy. Anyway, I’m not going to die. Not now. I still have energy.