Length: 100 minutes
Actors: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle
Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies.
Winner of FIVE Academy Awards: Best Actor (Dujardin), Best Costume Design, Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Picture!
Winner of THREE Golden Globe Awards: Best Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Original Score!
To view both a video and written review of the film from Kenneth Turan of the LA Times, click here.
In a time when movies often are sonic assaults, and meaning can be lost amid the clatter of explosions, gunshots and screeching cars, The Artist has an utterly beguiling purity. -- Claudia Puig, USA Today
The Artist encapsulates everything we go to movies for: action, laughs, tears and a chance to get lost in another world. How can Oscar resist? -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Illustrates the movie medium's deathless pleasures. -- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
This is not a work of film history but rather a generous, touching and slightly daffy expression of unbridled movie love. -- A.O. Scott, New York Times