Dujardin wins Best Actor at the 84th Academy Awards for portraying George Valentin in The Artist.
I’m not an American actor, I’m a French actor. I will continue in France. If it’s possible I can make another silent film in America, I’d like to! I will always be a French actor in America, so if would work in America, I would always be that and look for parts that would work for that. I do have a few ideas I’d like to develop in Hollywood.
DuJardin wins the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of silent movie star George Valentin in Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist. Natalie Portman presents the award.
Thank you. Ouais! I love your country. Okay. Thank you to the Academy. It’s funny because in 1929 it wasn’t Billy Crystal but Douglas Fairbanks who hosted the first Oscar ceremony. Tickets cost five dollars and it lasted fifteen minutes. Times have changed. So thank you, Douglas Fairbanks . . . . And if George Valentin could speak, he’d say: Wouaou! Putain! Genial! Merci! Formidable! Merci beaucoup! I love you!
Dujardin is nominated for Best Actor at the 84th Academy Awards for portraying George Valentin in The Artist.
There was an excitement to do a film that’s a bit forbidden because in 2011, nobody does a silent, black and white film: ‘It doesn’t fit the economy, it’s not possible.’ Well yes, it is possible. Apparently it’s possible.