Jean Dujardin Signs With CAA (Exclusive)

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The Oscar-winning star of ‘The Artist’ was previously with WME.

Jean Dujardin has moved from WME to CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

As the silent screen idol in 2011’s The Artist, he became the first French actor to win the Academy Award for best leading actor, to go with similar accolades from the SAG Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, Independent Spirit Awards and the Cannes Film Festival.

Since then, Dujardin has appeared in Hollywood movies The Wolf of Wall Street and The Monuments Men, as well as several films from his native France, including Up for Love, Un + Une and The Connection (La French), Cedric Jimenez’s riff on The French Connection.

Most recently, he starred in the French comedy Brice 3, reprising the daffy surfer character he created as a sketch comedian more than a decade ago. Perhaps his best-known franchise role is the titular chauvinistic spy in The Artist director Michel Hazanavicius’ James Bond-spoofing OSS 117 franchise, which earned Dujardin the Étoile d’Or and a César nomination. He got his start starring as the titular gars in the 1999-2003 French sitcom Un gars, une fille.

He continues to be represented in France by Marc Dujardin at Cinéfrance.

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