Jean Dujardin: Winning an Oscar was 'fabulous'

Jean Dujardin has claimed that although winning an Oscar was a "fabulous experience", he doesn't think it means as much to him because he's French

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Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin insists winning an Oscar was a "fabulous experience".

The 41-year-old star won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in silent film 'The Artist' in 2012, but he's admitted that although he's proud of the award, it doesn't mean as much to him as he thinks it would to an American actor.

He told Variety: "There's a big fantasy around the Oscar but I never bought it. It was a fabulous experience but after all, I'm a French actor, I'm not American and I love performing in my language."

Dujardin also took on roles in Hollywood blockbusters 'The Wolf of Wall Street' alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and in 'The Monuments Men' with George Clooney, but he's now pursuing more parts in European films.

He claimed he'd like to appear in arthouse projects such as 'The Wonders', insisting that "contemporary Italian cinema is really great and inspiring these days".

Dujardin will next star in Claude Lelouch's 'Un de Plus', a romantic movie which sees him and his co-star Elsa Zylberstein embark on a road trip across India, and he is also planning to produce films with his brother Marc via their Paris-based company.

The Artist

  • 4 stars
  • 2011
  • France
  • 100 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius
  • Written by: Michel Hazanavicius
  • Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo
  • UK release: 30 December 2011

This joyous, impeccably crafted crowdpleaser about the advent of the talkies melds the tried and tested plot of A Star Is Born to the comic exuberance of Singin' In The Rain, with the result that it is almost impossible not to fall for its charms.

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