Jean Dujardin, Alexandra Lamy Named Most Popular Couple in France
The Oscar-winning actor and his actress wife beat out Kate Middleton and Prince William, the Obamas and Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet for the title.
Presidents and first ladies, princes and princesses and even Brangelina are no match for Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin and his wife actress Alexandra Lamy who were voted most popular couple in France according to a poll from Harris Interactive for Gala magazine.
The star couple took 17 percent of votes, ahead of real royalty, second place winners Kate Middleton and Prince William and even compatriots Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet and longtime loves Michelle and Barack Obama who tied in third with 12 percent of votes.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt followed with 9 percent of votes and His Royal Highness Prince Albert of Monaco and his bride Charlene took 4 percent. Bad news for former French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni who won just 3 percent of votes, tied with comedian Jamel Debbouze and his wife Melissa Theuriau. Johnny Hallyday and his wife Laetitia and Celine Dion and Rene Angelil were the country’s least favorites with just 1 percent of votes each.
Gala called the duo “the king and queen of Hollywood” Dujardin and Lamy, who met in 1999 while filming French TV Series Un Gars et Une Fille, are still called “Loulou” and “Chouchou” by their loyal local fans. French press have more recently nicknamed them “Dujarmy.” Dujardin, 39, married Lamy, 36, in 2009. The couple are known at home for staying true to their Gallic roots and remaining down-to-earth despite their newfound Hollywood fame.
The Artist star Dujardin just wrapped shooting on Eric Rochant’s Mobius and will head back to Hollywood for Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street and Lamy starred in Sandrine Bonnaire’s Cannes title Maddened by His Absence opposite William Hurt after other recent roles in Etienne Chatillez’ L’Oncle Charles and Gladys Castang’s Possessions. Both starred together in comedy The Players and have roles in Emmanuel Joucla’s upcoming Le Petit Joueur.
“Who wouldn’t dream of being in the arms of ‘the sexiest man of his generation’ as Alexandra Lamy said herself?” Gala magazine wrote, adding that “The choice was easy for readers between couples who are beautiful on paper and the obvious complicity of the Dujarmy’s.”
Added Télé Loisirs magazine: "The era of Vanessa Paradis/Johnny Depp seems far behind us."
Dujardin was also named the third most popular star in France by a study from l’Ifop for Le Journal du Dimanche this week behind singer Yannick Noah and The Intouchables star and Best Actor Cesar winner Omar Sy.