Jean Dujardin in Hollywood – A Model of Excellence
Jean Dujardin is an award winning French actor, comic, writer and producer. He started his illustrious career as a comic stand-up comedy performer in Paris before going on to feature in various other television shows and films worldwide. His credits include “Beau Live”, “Le Faut Travail”, “Dora the Explorer” and “The Secret”.
Jean Dujardin first landed the part of Donne in the motion picture adaptation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Then he went on to star in the musical “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opposite Audrey Hepburn. Other notable comedies that Jean Dujardin has been involved with include “My Fair Lady”, “Cabaret”, “When Harry Met Sally” and “Broadway”. A stage career that Jean Dujardin enjoyed was highlighted with his performance as Donne in the revival of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opposite Hepburn. It was then followed by a period on the popular TV series “Fantasy Island” as well as a role in the movie adaptation of King Lear. After starring in several more well-received movies, Jean Dujardin began to work on his own screenplay, which would eventually become the basis of the award winning movie, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
Among his many achievements, Jean Dujardin has been nominated three times for the Best Actor award at the Oscars. He has also been nominated a number of times for Best Director awards at the Oscars and has also won two additional Academy Awards for his work on the screenplay of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Another of Jean Dujardin’s movie credits to his name is his performance as Max Lucado in the movie “The Paper Man”.
Jean Dujardin’s most famous role to date would have to be his contribution to the casting of Patrick Swayze in the movie “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”. Starring alongside Bill Murray, Swayze portrayed the character of Eric Flagg in the movie. Though not particularly an outstanding actor, Jean Dujardin definitely brings the part of the character of Flagg to life. Another of his memorable roles would be his turn as Dr. Paul Van Damme in the movie “A Dangerous Man”. Though not critically acclaimed, this film did manage to spawn the well known actor in terms of box office earnings.
The most intriguing aspect about Jean Dujardin’s career is the fact that he never won any major Filmfare awards. In fact, until the mid nineteen eighties it was widely believed that there were no prizes for actors under the category of Best Actor in an Apartment for the Arts. Though Dujardin has never been nominated for any Academy Awards, he has managed to win Emile Demerrey’selight twice. As a result of these two shining lights that he has garnered throughout his career, people seem to trust him more and are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt when it comes to casting a person into a role that requires an Academy Award to be won.
The most famous role, that Jean Dujardin has portrayed to date would have to be his performance as Michel Hazanavicius in the movie “Ugetschreck”. It is almost guaranteed that you will never see this role made into a film again if you do not own a copy of this film. For those who have not seen the movie, it is worth noting that it is based on the true story of German-Armenian anti-Nazi concentration camp inmates who were starved to death in a concentration camp. The film itself chronicles the efforts that Hazanavicius makes in order to survive and how that effort plays itself out in the death camp. It is truly a brave play because it depicts how even a hardened mass-produced convict would somehow become a human being capable of resisting the worst of circumstances that he would be faced with in the future.
In addition to this, there are many other roles that Jean Dujardin has played during his career, which have been deserving of at least an Oscar nomination. His performance as Hector De Mente in the movies “A History Of Violence” and “A Woman In Love” are two examples. These two films also depict the true colors of the man who was also known as Jean Dujardin.
Overall, it must be noted that Jean Dujardin has always been able to enchant the eyes of the jury through his roles. He has also managed to increase his popularity as an artist as well as an actor in Hollywood. This increase in recognition and stardom is something that all actors in Hollywood should strive for. Dujardin has accomplished this goal in two different but very popular ways.