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Jean Edmond Dujardin (born 19 june 1972) is a French actor and comedian. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in Paris before embracing an acting career, guest-starring in comedic television shows, and eventually turned to starring roles in films.

While he usually plays Cringe Comedy and Idiot Hero parts in France, from his Star-Making Role of Jean/Loulou in the French version of Un Gars, Une Fille to Brice de Nice and the OSS 117 spy fiction parody films, his international breakout with The Artist proved he's not limited to the comedy genre. The role of fallen silent film actor George Valentin won him considerable acclaim and numerous awards, the Academy Award for Best Actor most notably (the first ever for a French actor).


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  • The Danza: Jean in Un Gars Une Fille.
  • Production Posse: He starred in three films directed by Michel Hazanavicius.
  • Real-Life Relative: He had a longtime love relation with his Un Gars Une Fille co-star Alexandra Lamy. It started in 2003, they married in 2009 and divorced in 2014.
  • Star-Making Role: His Brice de Nice TV sketches and the role of Jean/Loulou in the French version of Un Gars, Une Fille made him famous in France. The Artist was his international breakthrough.

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