Jean Dujardin Auditions for EVERYHING

As most of you may (or may not) know, Jean Dujardin is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor this year, and in most circles is even the favorite. Dujardin starred in "The Artist", and like the rest of the cast and crew, is a European actor (though silent, the film is technically a foreign film). Now the running joke with this video is that after some of these more recent overseas actors have made their big breakthrough, they end up being relegated to very standard villainous roles (Christoph Waltz comes to mind most notably). And in this Funny or Die video, Dujardin just continues the trend. Watch below as he auditions for every possible villain role out there - everything from 'Die Hard 5' to 'Jack and Jill 2'.




I will say that even though I'd prefer George Clooney to win Best Actor this year, this guy has done everything right to get there. From his other awards speeches, to talk show appearances, and now even this, showing a lighter, more comical side, he's nailing it. And even though I wasn't the biggest fan of "The Artist", I respect Dujardin and I hope he goes on to do good things.

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  1. "even though I wasn't the biggest fan of "The Artist"

    You haven't seen 'The Artist'.

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  2. I saw 3/4 of it. I don't care if it wasn't ideal circumstances, not every movie I see will. I can't wait for the perfect time of day, perfect theater, right weather, etc. I gave myself the best possible environment - no distractions - and did not care for the style. Just because I didn't watch the final few scenes, it's not going to do anything more for me. I saw enough to know what my feelings on it are - and they're not related whatsoever to the plot. So completion of story and characters isn't even a factor. I appreciate it. I think it's neat. But it didn't interest me.

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  3. but you cant say for sure that you didn't care for it. if i didn't see the end of Melancholia I'm sure I would say i didn't care for it. but i did, and for that ending I consider it to be one of the best movies of the decade... not that we're very far into the decade. lol.

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  4. That's a fair point. You're right that endings can have a huge impact on the film as a whole (even recently with "Take Shelter", the end made it worth it). But my reasons for disliking it are, like I said, completely unrelated to the story. And for the record, Andy did tell me how it ends and even he said it was his least favorite part of the film; sounds like it turns it into even more of a gimmick. But, I still do need to see it before making full judgments.

    And that being said, I wasn't writing a full review on the movie - nor would I without giving it another chance. This was a comment in passing just commenting on the 75 minutes of the film that I did see. And even making that fact publicly known, I'm comfortable with those comments. If you don't want to give any opinions on movies without seeing them in theaters, you don't have to. I'm not saying anything I say is accurate or fair, it's just what I think from what I've seen.

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  5. It's more that you didn't finish it that bothers me. I think you would have finished it if you saw it in a theater. that's why I'm pushing a theater viewing so much. but I bring it up with this article because i don't want people getting the wrong idea, thinking "oh this guy watched all of the artist and didn't care for it."

    Perhaps this?
    "And even though I wasn't the biggest fan of "The Artist" (enough to walk out of the theater and not finish it), I respect Dujardin and I hope he goes on to do good things."

    This clearly states states you hated the movie so much you couldn't stand to watch another second of it. Otherwise It's deceptive.

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  6. The Artist blows, don't waste a perfectly good theater experience on that if you've already seen 3/4 of it and know you don't like it. I guarantee you those extra 20 minutes in a theater will not change your opinion. Go see something else instead. Hell, see The Grey twice.

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  7. For sure his opinion wont change at this point... Even if he did eventually watch it in a theater or finish it anywhere; Ive pushed so much that he'll dislike it even if he found it to be the best movie of ALL TIME after a full viewing.

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  8. Derek, I'm not Kyle. lol I'm not going to hate something just to spite someone. If I legitimately liked it, I'd say so. My biggest thing is, I get people like this movie, I just don't know why you're pushing it SO MUCH. I'm surprised you're such a backer of this movie.

    If it wasn't gonna win best pic would you even care that I haven't finished it and I'm not interested in it? I rented 'The Debt' and did other things while it was playing. So I have to admit, I haven't seen all of that movie either. And I'd still say it was boring.

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  9. I'm more a backer of finishing movies than i am a backer of The Artist (though i do like the movie). And a backer of owning up to the fact that you walked out (though from what you've written in the thread i now know it wasn't your intent to deceive, that it was just, imo, a poor choice of words. and really anything after this doesn't need to be said but i feel like I'm on a roll in expression my feelings on turning off movies and want to flesh them out). Especially if you are going to talk about the movie or bring up the movie on a blog about movies that you write for. But if you are going to talk about it, don't act like you've seen the movie (again i now know you weren't trying to deceive), because you haven't. maybe that wasn't your intention (I now know it wasn't), but i read that statement as saying you have seen the movie and you don't like it. it felt deceptive to me. I just feel like you gotta give more information in a situation like this. like so...
    "And even though I wasn't the biggest fan of "The Artist" (enough to walk out of the theater and not finish it), I respect Dujardin and I hope he goes on to do good things."

    Its probably just me though. I can barely fathom the idea of turning off a movie. Ive only turned off two movies in my life. Nacho Libre, which I regretted because because i felt like i had no credibility when i told people "it sucked and wasn't funny at all", so I later re-rented and finished it and thought it was "just ok". The other was Mark of the Witch with you in Montana, and whenever i bring that movie up I always say "what we saw sucked so bad that my friends and I turned it off." I just feel like i don't have the right to walk around saying "Mark of the Witch sucks." I have to say "Mark of the Witch sucks so bad i didn't even finish it."

    !!!!SPOILERS FOR ARTIST, TAKE SHELTER and UP IN THE AIR coming up!!!!

    Plus the ending is pivotal to the Artist. That's when it truly plays with the medium in a novel way... but Andy spilled the beans so you might not feel the impact. like when Andy told me Curtis might have paranoid schizophrenia. ughhh... i still loooooved take Shelter though, one of my faves of 2011 easily. just wish i could have seen it without that information. Up in the Air was ruined for me as well when i heard Vera's character was married. ughh that spoiler reaaally sucked.

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  10. If you ever want to get under our skin. Just talk smack about a movie we love.

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  11. Pertinent movie spoilers make me want to lay in bed all day and cry lol. I try not to find out really any information about a movie before I go see it because yes, with Take Shelter, Melancholia, Up in the Air, Another Earth -- the information you find later in the movie is what makes it amazing. That element of surprise. Even in a movie like Crazy Stupid Love. The twist is what gives it an edge and gives it something extra. A good well placed twist definitely has the ability to make a movie a million times better it better in my opinion. Of course all movies don't need one, but it is another facet that can often kick a standard or great movie up to the next level for me.

    In another vein, I think I sorta just fell in love with Jean Dujardin because of this video.

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