Gerard Depardieu was charged with DUI after falling off his scooter Thursday in Paris.

I would totally pay for a plane ticket to Paris right now if someone could guarantee I'd see Gerard Depardieu drunkenly fall off a scooter. They should make that some sort of tourist attraction. They'd make millions.

Anyway, according to TMZ, when DePardieu -- who starred in "Green Card" back in the '90s -- fell off his scooter, he caught the attention of police, who took the 63-year-old into custody.

Depardieu was reportedly held for questioning, and later escorted home. He'll eventually have to appear in court.

Thursday's incident was one of several encounters with the law for Depardieu. He was booted from a Paris-to-Dublin flight last year when he urinated in the aisle before takeoff. In 1998, he crashed his motorcycle when his blood-alcohol limit was five times over the legal level, escaping with leg and face injuries.

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