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Jean Edmond Dujardin (born 19 June 1972 in Rueil-Malmaison) is a French actor and comedian.

He began his career as a stage stand-up comedian in Paris before embracing an acting career, guest-starring in comedic television shows and skits, 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 the Surfer Dude 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 male French actor).

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