's beaming face and effortless French elegance lent a whole new magic to this year's Oscars and helped ensure The Artist
's success everywhere it went.
If it feels like he turned up overnight to scoop up all the acting awards on offer earlier this year - including the coveted Best Actor Award - he's actually been around for a lot longer.
Here's a little something he made earlier - a western, Lucky Luke
, in which he plays, quote, "Fearless gunslinger, Lucky Luke
, ordered by the President to bring peace to Daisy Town
." This is an iconic French cowboy - yes, they do exist. Billy the Kid
and Calamity Jane
both make honourable appearances.
Sound all right? To celebrate this 2009 film being released on DVD - pushed through, no doubt, by Monsieur Dujardin's more recent global triumph - we've found an interview with Jean Dujardin
, talking about the