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Jean Dujardin Biography

Birth Name:
Jean Edouard Dujardin
Birth Place:
Rueil-Malmaison, France
Profession
Actor, writer

Fast Facts

  • Worked as a locksmith after high school
  • Discovered his talent for comedy during his military service
  • Member of the comedy group Nous C Nous, which won the French talent show Graines de star in 1996
  • Met his second wife, Alexandra Lamy, when they co-starred as a couple on the series Un gars, une fille
  • Broke through to the U
  • S
  • market playing silent film star George Valentin in 2011's The Artist

Awards

  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: winner
  • 2012BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: winner
  • 2012César Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: winner
  • 2012Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2011Cannes Film Festival-Best Actor: winner
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2011Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2011National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2011Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Actor: nominated

Relationships