Jean Dujardin, born on June 19, 1972, is a French actor and comedian.
He has been described as France's answer to George Clooney. He has worked notably with director Michel Hazanavicius, starring in his OSS 117 spy parodies. His work as George Valentin in Hazanavicius' film "The Artist" received widespread acclaim, as well a nomination for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Actor. He has also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, and the Cannes Film Festival Best Actor Award for the role.