And the French have it! Jean Dujardin wins Best Actor for ‘The Artist.’
Jean Dujardin, 39, beamed as he won the Oscar for Best Actor for his silent role as George Valentin in The Artist.
“I love your country!” he exclaimed as he stood on stage, making the audience chuckle.
Jean thanked director Michel Hazanavicius — who moments before won the Oscar for Best Director — his cast members, as well as turn-of-the-century silent film director Douglas Fairbanks for his inspiration.