Gerard Depardieu

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Snakes on a plane sounds downright charming compared to this.

French film icon Gérard Depardieu just couldn't hold it in any longer after his Air France flight from Paris to Dublin was delayed on Wednesday. So when he asked the flight crew if he could use la toilette and was told he'd have to hold it, he did what any self-important celebrity would do:

He peed on the carpet. Really.

The 62-year-old Depardieu reportedly told flight attendants from his seat, "Je veux pisser, je veux pisser" ("I have to pee"), according to French Radio station Europe 1, citing a passenger named Daniele who was an eyewitness to the incident.

Unfortunately for his bladder, the Green Card star was told the restrooms were locked because the plane was on the tarmac.

That didn't go over well with Depardieu , who unzipped his fly and relieved himself in front of shocked passengers.

Not exactly first class, eh?

"You could tell he'd been drinking," said an appalled Daniele.

Following the incident, the jet returned to the gate and all 127 passengers were forced to disembarked. The flight was delayed another two hours while ground crew cleaned up the mess.

A rep for Air France's subsidiary carrier which operated the flight, Ireland-based City Jet, made light of the situation on Twitter.

"As you may have seen on the news, we are busy mopping the floor of one of our planes this morning," read the tweet.

"We'd also like to remind all passengers that our planes are fully equipped with toilet facilities."

It's unclear what kind of charges Depardieu will face, if any. The Golden Globe-winning thesp was on his way to Ireland to film his next flick, Asterix and Obelix: God Save Britannia.

Reps for Depardieu was unavailable for comment. Not that we blame them.


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