Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin

Name: Jean Dujardin

Age: 39

Character: George Valentin in The Artist

Film: Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion.

For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies

Previous Golden Globe Wins: Dujardin has no Golden Globe wins.

Previous Golden Globe Nominations: This is his very first nominations.

Award/Nominations for role: He has picked up Best Actor awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards.

He has also picked up nominations at the Independent Spirit awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, European Film Awards, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards and New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

Critics: “Jean Dujardin is a joy to behold as silent film star George Valentin. His name could not be more fitting since The Artist is a love letter to classic Hollywood movies.” - USA Today

“"The Artist" is the wonder of the age, as much a miracle as "Avatar," though it comes at things from the totally opposite direction.” - Los Angeles Times

“Literally the kind of movie they just don't make anymore…” - New York Post

Take a look at the other nominees in the category:

Joseph Gordon Levitt

Owen Wilson

Brendan Gleeson

Ryan Gosling

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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