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Top 10 Facts - Jean Dujardin
12.14.2015
Fact #1

Jean Dujardin (born 19 June 1972) is a French actor, director, producer and comedian.

Fact #2

Dujardin is the first French actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as George Valentin in the 2011 movie “The Artist.”

Fact #3

He is the fifth French actor to have won an Oscar in the history, after Claudette Colbert, Simone Signoret, Juliette Binoche and Marion Cotillard.

Fact #4

He is one of the two actors in the film history to have won the Cannes prize for Best Actor, the SAG Award, the Golden Globe, the BAFTA and the Oscar for a single film.

Fact #5

He was cast as racist, sexist secret agent Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath in the comedy “OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies," in 2006. His performance in the movie earned him an Etoile D'Or Award and a Cesar Award nomination for Best Actor.

Fact #6

He played the character of George Valentin, which was based on two silent movie stars, Douglas Fairbanks and John Gilbert, who saw their careers decline with the introduction of sound films.

Fact #7

He was one among the 175 individuals invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012.

Fact #8

He is romantically involved with French ice dancer, Nathalie Pechalat. The couple announced on June 27, 2015 that they are expecting their first child.

Fact #9

He has a number of movies in the pipeline including “Up for Love,” and “Brice de Nice 3," slated for a release in 2016.

Fact #10

Seeing his performance in the movie director Francois Truffart told the L.A. Times that “He’s like our George Clooney,” describing that he is like France's George Clooney.

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