From TV to cinema, Jean Dujardin is one of the popular actors with the French. However, the Francilien born in Rueil-Malmaison was destined for the profession of locksmith before being in the spotlight. It was during his military service that he discovered his passion for comedy.
In the 1990s, Jean Dujardin began his career as a comedian in the troupe Nous C Nous, which had some success with their shows. After his group debut, he went solo on television and the public found him notably in Graines de Stars hosted by Laurent Boyer on M6. A show he won three times in the “comedy” category, allowing him to gain notoriety.
At the end of the decade, actor Jean Dujardin burst onto the screen with his partner Alexandra Lamy in Un gar, une fille. A humorous fiction broadcast on France 2 that the ex-couple of actors carried for several seasons until 2003. It was then that the doors of the cinema opened for the actor Jean Dujardin who will know the glory in s illustrating in several registers.
From comedy to historical film, without forgetting the thriller and the American blockbuster, Jean Dujardin seduces fans all over the world. However, the husband of ex-skater Nathalie Péchalat admits to being more fulfilled by his role as a father to his four children. “When I’m told that I could have made a career in the United States, we forget something: I have a family, I have my life here. I take responsibility for my sons, I take responsibility for my daughters and I am happy to live a paternity again and to correct it. It’s like a second chance, “assured the fifty-year-old last March in Paris Match. For the occasion, Planet looks back on five fictions that have marked his career.
At the end of the 1990s, Jean Dujardin played opposite Alexandra Lamy in the series A guy, a girl on France 2. A humorous daily fiction (awarded a 7 d’Or in 2001) which attracted millions of viewers, passionate by the adventures of Chouchou and Loulou until 2003.
Jean Dujardin embodies the hero Brice de Nice, a character born from a sketch he presented during his stint in Graines de stars. This failed surfer known for his cult spikes and replicas made moviegoers laugh in 2005. More than ten years later, the actor returned to the role in Brice de Nice 3 (because he broke the second opus).
In the register mixing comedy and espionage, Jean Dujardin embodies Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath in this film adapted from the book by the writer Jean Bruce created in 1949. An atypical hero who we follow in Egypt (in 2006) then in Brazil in the second part (2009) and in Africa in the third opus (in 2021).
It is thanks to the film by Michel Hazanavicius that the actor Jean Dujardin will know the glory in the cinema. By taking on the role of George Valentin, a famous silent film star in Hollywood, he won a slew of awards, including the best actor award at Cannes, the best actor award at the Golden Globes, BAFTA and the Oscars in 2012.
Among recent roles in his career, Jean Dujardin played Commander and Lieutenant-Colonel Marie-Georges Picquart in J’accuse directed by Roman Polanski in 2019. A significant role, retracing the Dreyfus affair, for which the French actor has was nominated for the César and the Lumières awards in 2020.