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Originally posted 02/25/2014 08:20AM
Of all the awards shows this season, the Oscars provide the best opportunity for the winners to whip out a classic trophy kiss. The Emmy is too spiky and the Golden Globe makes you look megalomaniacal, but the Oscar statue is just right – a friendly little man made entirely out of gold. Who wouldn't want to kiss him?
But not all Oscar kisses are created equally.
Just as kissing a human requires a hundred instant mental calculations – Cheek or lips? How much tongue? – so does kissing an Oscar. Below, a look at some of the ways Oscar winners have chosen to smooch their statue at their moment of triumph.
Originally posted 11/14/2013 12:05PM
C'est fini for Oscar-winning French film star Jean Dujardin and his wife of four years, Alexandra Lamy.
The couple, who were married in the summer of 2009, have broken up, Dujardin told reporters Tuesday at a literary event in Paris.
"It has been eight months that tabloids have been trying to make me out as depressed, an alcoholic, a womanizer. This is no more, or less, than the story of a couple who are separating, like any other couple," the star of The Artist told journalists, according to several reports.
Originally posted 10/11/2013 11:30AM
After an end-of-summer smash as an astronaut in Gravity, George Clooney will be back onscreen for the holidays, this time in dashing military uniform, saving the world from the Nazis and priceless art from Hitler's grasp.
He gets some help in this feel-good war drama from Bill Murray, John Goodman and Matt Damon. But it's Cate Blanchett, looking pristine in World War II period garb, who appears to steal the show – at least as far as things look in the newly released trailer for The Monuments Men, set to open Dec. 18.
"How can I help you steal our stolen art?" ponders a gamine and decidedly French-acting Blanchett in the film, co-written and directed by Clooney.
Originally posted 02/27/2012 12:00AM
"Oh, no – not her ... again," was what winner Meryl Streep feared those inside L.A.'s Hollywood & Highland Center were thinking on Oscar night. Was she ever wrong.
The actress, who's been nominated a historic 17 times, won the Best Actress Oscar at Sunday's 84th annual Academy Awards for The Iron Lady, in which she played former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
When all the gold dust had settled, Hugo went home with five technical Oscars, but the big winner in the major categories was The Artist, which, among its five awards, was named Best Picture of the Year.
The captivating $12 million, mostly silent, black-and-white movie also took the honors for director Michel Hazanavicius, its costume design, musical score and, in his introduction to American audiences, its leading man, Jean Dujardin, who was named Best Actor.
"Formidable! Merci beau coup, I love you!" the handsome Frenchman, 39, shouted. "I love your country." Before practically losing his breath, Dujardin went on to tell his wife, actress Alexandra Lamy, "I love you."
Originally posted 02/26/2012 04:20PM
In this year's Best Actor category, the snubs may have gotten more attention than the actual nominees.
Many Oscar-watchers thought Michael Fassbender would be nominated for Shame, Leonardo DiCaprio for J. Edgar and Ryan Gosling for The Ides of March. But none of those heartthrobs made the cut.
Instead, George Clooney (The Descendants) is pitted against is his good pal Brad Pitt (Moneyball), The Artist's breakout star Jean Dujardin, character actor Gary Oldman and Demián Bichir for A Better Life.
Originally posted 02/25/2012 07:15PM
Michelle Williams has another trophy to put on her mantel.
The My Week with Marilyn star earned best female lead for her on-screen transformation into dazzling blond icon Marilyn Monroe Saturday at the 27th annual Independent Spirit Awards. Accepting the award, she joked about how she wore "her own clothes" and cut "her own hair" when she came to the ceremony for the first time 10 years ago.
Williams, 31, already took home a major win for the role at the Golden Globe Awards and, come Sunday, she might have another prize for her shelf after the Academy Awards.
But the Indie Awards's biggest winner was The Artist, which took home the afternoon's top honor, best feature.
Originally posted 02/09/2012 08:00PM
After winning a slew of awards, including a best actor Golden Globe for his part in The Artist, Jean Dujardin is ready for his next big American role.
And according to his team in Hollywood – or at least in this Funny or Die video – they have the perfect character in mind for the French movie star, 39. Using fellow European natives Christoph Waltz and Javier Bardem as examples, Dujardin's team points out his obvious next role will be a villain in an action film.
Watch, as the actor goes on a series of fake auditions to play the "bad guy" in everything from James Bond: Skyfall and Die Hard 5 to Spy Kids 5D and Bridesmaids 2. – Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 02/02/2012 11:35AM
Jean Dujardin is Hollywood's hottest new heartthrob. But are his latest posters a little too sexy?
The Oscar-nominated star of The Artist appears in risqué positions in ads for his new French film, Les Infideles.
So far, the images have caused quite a stir in France – and they may even be pulled, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Originally posted 01/31/2012 05:55AM
SAG Award winner Jean Dujardin was enjoying the scene at L.A.'s famed Chateau Marmont. The Actor star was in the midst of an enthusiastic conversation with a male friend in the hotel lobby and appeared to be in very high spirits as he chatted with everyone. Also there: his costar Bérénice Bejo, who had stopped by a party in the hotel. Spotted chatting with her high heels in hand, the French actress was laughing during her conversation with friends and seemed comfortable in her sandals.
Originally posted 01/24/2012 11:45AM
He doesn't move his mouth all that much in The Artist, but Jean Dujardin made his Oscar-worthy impression on-screen by moving another body part – his feet.
"I learned to tap dance for The Artist," Dujardin, who picked up an Academy Award nomination on Tuesday for Best Actor for his role in the largely silent film, tells GQ for its February issue.
But it's not just an act. "I love dancing in general and making girls dance," adds the Paris native, 39. "My generation doesn't do it enough."
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