Watch: 'The Artist' Star Jean Dujardin Auditions for Every Villain Role

February 9, 2012
Source: Funny or Die

Jean Dujardin

Now that he's made quite a splash in the United States garnering plenty of acclaim and awards for his turn as George Valentin in The Artist, the time has come for French actor Jean Dujardin to take on a big blockbuster role. As this video so bluntly, and quite accurately, points out, it's a tradition for a big European actor to play the villain in any number of spy/action thrillers. Thankfully, Dujardin's representatives have set him up on a whole slew of auditions that would see him facing off with the likes of James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, Ethan Hunt, Jason Bourne, the Spy Kids and even those pesky Bridesmaids too. Watch below!

Here's Jean Dujardin's villain audition reel courtesy of Funny or Die:

Honestly, it would be nice to see Dujardin take on a villain role like this, but when you think about it, that's about the most cliche thing he could do now. Thankfully, Dujardin is still sticking to his roots and already has plans to reteam with The Artist producer for yet another film in his native tongue. However, I'm sure we'll be seeing Dujardin show up in more American films very soon. The other likely turn he could make is as some sort of dashing and debonair French man who will sweep an American girl off her feet in The City of Lights. It could be a straight-up romance or even a romantic comedy. The possibilities are just endless!

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  • Danimal
    Crazy. He sorta resembles a young Sean Connery at certain points of this video. 
  • X-tian
    This is just hilarious. He's playing the villain for movies that don't even have one.
  • JIJI
    • JIJI
      i forgot the "t"
    Its great to see a "serious" actor take on such a goofy video.
  • Anonymous
    Probably the funniest thing I've seen all week! "Nice try Bridesmaids, but none of you gets a boquet" hahahaha, love it!
  • elie
     ahahahahah ! A serious actor ?? Look at his french filmo, The Artist is one of his first serious role !! He was a stand up actor !
    • Bigbob
      not stand up ...
    • Janetc
      No, while he started as a comedic actor (and brilliant at it), he's taken quite a few dramatic roles and excelled as well.  One should definitely check out 99 francs, as well as Le bruit des glaçons (The Clink of Ice), which is a brilliantly wicked dark dramedy.  I actually don't see him making the move to Hollywood a la Jean Reno....ok....rather I don't want him too, haha.  I mean, he's already a star in France, and it's where he can continue to get diverse roles i/o stuck in an American romantic comedy where he plays nothing but stereo types.
  • Post the Oscars, he really will be in every movie!
  • "Kermet?" hahahaha.. that just killed me! XD
  • Heci
    The OSS movies are mindless fun. And I also recommend you check out 99 francs which was the first movie I saw with him.
  • CookieMonster
    Brilliant!!! I want to see him in everything!
  • Xerxexx
    "Larry Crowne? More like Larry DROWNED!"
  • yan
    Can't wait to see more of him in the future.




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