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The Artist
File-The-Artist-poster
Directed By
Michel Hazanavicius
Written By
Adrian Hodges
Cast
Jean Dujardin
Bérénice Bejo
Produced By
Thomas Langmann
Country
Language
Silent/English intertitles
Release Date
12 October 2011
Runtime
100 min.
Rating
Rating PG-13
Distributed By
Warner Bros. France
Budget
13.47 million euros
Gross
14 million euros
The Artist is a melodramatic silent French film that was released on October 12, 2011. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, the story takes place in Hollywood from 1927 to 1932, featuring Jean Dujardin as a silent movie star who must come to terms with the arrival of "talking pictures". As his career declines, he meets a young actress played by Bérénice Bejo, whose career is on the rise. The Artist, a silent film itself, is set to become the most watched silent film in decades now that it has been nominated for several awards. Jean Dujardin already won the Best Actor Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where the The Artist premiered.

CastEdit

  • Jean Dujardin as George Valentin
  • Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller
  • John Goodman as Al Zimmer
  • James Cromwell as Clifton
  • Missi Pyle as Constance
  • Penelope Ann Miller as Doris
  • Malcolm McDowell as The Butler
  • Bitsie Tulloch as Norma
  • Beth Grant as Peppy's Maid
  • Jen Lilley as Onloooker
  • Nina Siemaszko as Admiring Woman
  • Basil Hoffman as Auctioneer
  • Ben Kurland as Casting Assistant

TriviaEdit

  • David A. Cooper was cast as the Guardian Angel Actor, but was unable to shoot because of last minute scheduling conflicts.
  • The role of Jack the dog was actually played by three matching Jack Russell Terriers; Uggie, Dash, and Dude. In actuality, the lead dog Uggie, did the majority of all the scenes except a few. All three dogs were colored before the filming began, made to look more alike each other.
  • Penelope Ann Miller also played Edna Purviance, a famous silent movie actress, in the 1992 movie Chaplin, the bio-film about one of the most famous and renowned silent film comedians 'Charlie Chaplin'.

GalleryEdit

TrailerEdit

The Artist (2011) - Trailer 2 for The Artist02:31

The Artist (2011) - Trailer 2 for The Artist


AwardsEdit

Dujardin won the Cannes Film Festival's Best Actor Award for his performance. The dog actor in the film, Uggy, won the Palm Dog Award for best performance by a canine at the festival.

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2011 American Film Institute AFI Special Awards Won
Boston Society of Film Critics Award Best Picture Won
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius Nominated
Best Use of Music in a Film Won tied up with Drive
Detroit Film Critics Society Best Film Results pending
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius Results pending
Best Actor Jean Dujardin Results pending
Best Supporting Actress Bérénice Béjo Results pending
Best Screenplay Michel Hazanavicius Results pending
European Film Awards Best Film Nominated
Best European Composer Ludovic Bource Won
Best European Cinematographer Guillaume Schiffman Nominated
Houston Film Critics Society Best Picture Results pending
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius Results pending
Best Actor Jean Dujardin Results pending
Best Screenplay Results pending
Best Cinematography Results pending
Best Score Results pending
Best Foreign Film Results pending
Leeds International Film Festival Official Selection Audience Award won
New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Picture Won
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius Won
Best Actor Jean Dujardin Nominated
New York Film Critics Online Best Picture Won
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius Won
Best Use of Music Ludovic Bource Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Film Won
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius Nominated
Best Actor Jean Dujardin Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Bérénice Bejo Nominated
Best Art Direction Lawrence Bennett (Production Designer) and Gregory S. Hooper (Art Director) Nominated
Best Cinematography Guillaume Schiffman Nominated
Best Score Ludovic Bource Won
San Sebastián International Film Festival Audience Award Won
Satellite Awards Best Motion Picture Results pending
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius Results pending
Best Original Screenplay Results pending
Best Cinematography Guillaume Schiffman Results pending
Best Art Direction and Production Design Gregory S. Hooper, Laurence Bennett Results pending
Best Costume Design Mark Bridges Results pending
2012 Academy Awards Best Picture Won
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Cinema Vanguard Award Won
Screen Actors Guild Awards Best Cast Results pending
Best Male Actor in a Leading Role Jean Dujardin Results pending
Best Female Actress in a Supporting Role Bérénice Bejo Results pending
Independent Spirit Awards Best Film Results pending
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius Results pending
Best Screenplay Michel Hazanavicius Results pending
Best Actor Jean Dujardin Results pending
Best Cinematography Guillaume Schiffman Results pending
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Picture Results pending
Best Actor Jean Dujardin Results pending
Best Supporting Actress Bérénice Béjo Results pending
Best Acting Ensemble Results pending
Best Director Michel Hazanavicius Results pending
Best Original Screenplay Michel Hazanavicius Results pending
Best Cinematography Guillaume Schiffman Results pending
Best Art Direction Laurence Bennett and Gregory S. Hooper Results pending
Best Editing Michel Hazanavicius and Anne-Sophie Bion Results pending
Best Costume Design Mark Bridges Results pending
Best Score Ludovic Bource Results pending

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