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An Oscar for 'The Artist,' but Jean Dujardin's real 'Connection' is as a French actor
An Oscar for 'The Artist,' but Jean Dujardin's real 'Connection' is as a French actor

It's been four years since "The Artist" changed French actor Jean Dujardin's life. The former stand-up comic was popular in France and had starred in hits such as director Michel Hazanavicius' spy comedies "OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies" (2006) and "OSS 117: Lost in Rio" (2009). But it was the filmmaker's "The Artist" that put Dujardin in the international spotlight. The black-and-white tribute to silent cinema won Dujardin the actor award at the Cannes Film Festival for his role as a famous movie star who can't make the transition to talkies. "The Artist" became a Cinderella story, culminating in five Academy...

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