By Hindustan Times
Mumbai, Feb. 26 -- He recently beat all-time favourites George Clooney (The Descendents) and Brad Pitt (Moneyball) at the BAFTAs. And now everyone's talking about a Best Actor Oscar for French actor Jean Dujardin, for his act in The Artist. But the world's most famous silent film star today is unconcerned with the labels that people want to put on him.
"I'm pretty tough on myself, but I'm proud of my work in The Artist. The tap dance was the biggest challenge, and the retake and the premiere were the toughest scenes," he says. In Michel Hazanavicius's black-and-white silent film, Jean plays the part of the charismatic George Valentin, the matinee idol of Hollywood's silent era, who thinks he's too big for the new fad called 'Talkies'. "But I'm not like George, I have moments of anguish and doubt. I can go from being full of joy to being very silent," says the actor.
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