IMDb > Jean Dujardin > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

1-20 of 86 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


Tiff rolls out the red carpet for Johnny Depp, Jessica Chastain, and more

25 August 2015 11:35 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Though last year’s two biggest stars, Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch, are nowhere to be found on the official, confirmed list of stars attending this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, you can’t say that Toronto will be left wanting in terms of star power.

Johnny DeppJoel Edgerton, and Kevin Bacon will be in town promoting their Boston-set crime flick, Black Mass, in co-star Cumberbatch’s absence. Also, though Iron Man won’t make it up north for the Festival, Marvel’s Kate Mara (Fantastic Four) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America) will be backing up Jessica ChastainMatt Damon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor on the red carpet for this year’s undisputed big ticket, The MartianJake Gyllenhaal will also be on-hand in support of Tiff's opening film, Demolition.

There is also a large contingent of Hollywood legends also heading to Toronto this year, including Michael Caine, »

- Sasha James

Permalink | Report a problem


Pablo Trapero’s ‘The Clan’ Slays Tom Cruise in Argentina

21 August 2015 2:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox, made by the producers of “Wild Tales” and bowing Aug. 13, Pablo Trapero’s “The Clan” sold 504,000 tickets over in its first four days in Argentina, setting a new record for the best opening ever of an Argentine movie.

Total first week gross is around 825,000 admissions, said Film Factory’s Vicente Canales, movie’s sales agent.

Running up this record, “The Clan,” a dark abduction thriller, slaughtered “Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation” (400,000 in 12 days) and came out of the gates even bigger than Damian Szifron’s “Wild Tales,” 10% up on its “Wild Tales’’” first-frame 450,000 admissions.

Produced – like “The Clan” – by Buenos Aires’ K & S Film, the Almodovars’ Madrid-based El Deseo and Argentine broadcaster Telefe, as part of Telefonica Studios’ drive into movie investment, “Wild Tales” went on to sell 3.45 million tix in Argentina last year, becoming the highest-grossing Argentine film in history. “The Clan” is also co-produced by Fox International Productions. »

- John Hopewell

Permalink | Report a problem


Toronto International Film Festival Premieres Include Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already And Lorene Scafaria’s The Meddler

18 August 2015 10:47 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added 5 Galas and 19 Special Presentations to its huge and highly anticipated international lineup including the Closing Night Film, Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right.

In July, it was announced that Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition will open the 2015 Festival. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper and Judah Lewis, Demolition will have its world premiere on September 10 at Roy Thomson Hall.

Toronto audiences will be among the first to screen films by directors Ridley Scott, Deepa Mehta, Lenny Abrahamson, Brian Helgeland, Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, Jason BatemanCary Fukunaga, Catherine Corsini, Stephen Frears, Tom Hooper, Hany Abu-Assad, Meghna Gulzar, Terence Davies, Jonás CuarónJulie Delpy, Rebecca MillerRob Reiner, Catherine Hardwicke, Pan Nalin, Lorene Scafaria, David Gordon Green, Matthew Cullen, Gaby Dellal, James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham.

The various films listed below star Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Susan Sarandon, Gary Oldman, Toni Collette, Drew Barrymore, »

- Michelle McCue

Permalink | Report a problem


Haugesund Film Fest Celebrates French, Scandi Cinema

15 August 2015 4:33 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Haugesund Norway — Roar Uthaug’s “The Wave,” Joachim Trier’s “Louder Than Bombs,” Kari Anne Moe’s “Rebels,” Stig Björkman’s “Ingrid Bergman — In Her Own Words” and Dagur Kári’s “Virgin Mountain” are among the Nordic highlights set to play at the 43rd Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund.

Paying homage to Gallic cinema, the festival will host a French Touch section featuring Philippe Garrel’s “In the Shadow of Women,” which opened at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight; Stephane Brize’s “The Measure of a Man,” a Cannes competition entry that earned its star Vincent Lindon a best actor award; as well as another alumnus of this year’s Cannes’ Directors Fortnight: Arnaud Desplechin’s “My Golden Years.” The French Touch sidebar is completed by Cedric Jimenez’s thriller “The Connection” with Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche, which bowed at last year’s Toronto, and Melanie Laurent’s “Breathe,” which »

- Elsa Keslassy

Permalink | Report a problem


Beautiful, Talented, Scene-Stealing 'The Artist' Canine Has Died: One of Rare Four-Legged Movie Stars

12 August 2015 2:21 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Uggie: 'The Artist' dog star. Uggie, 'The Artist' scene-stealing dog star, has died The biggest non-human movie star of the 21st century, Uggie, whose scene-stealing cuteness helped to earn Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist the 2011 Best Picture Academy Award, has died. According to his official Facebook page, Uggie had been suffering from prostate cancer; he was euthanized last Friday, Aug. 7, '15. Born in 2002, Uggie was 13 years old. An announcement posted on Tuesday night, Aug. 11, on the Fb page Consider Uggie read: We regret to inform to all our friends, family and Uggie's fans that our beloved boy has passed away. We were not planning on posting anything until we healed a little more but unfortunately somebody leaked it to TMZ and they will be announcing it. In short, Uggie had a cancerous tumor in the prostate and is now in a better place not feeling pain. »

- Andre Soares

Permalink | Report a problem


Uggie the Dog, ‘The Artist’ Canine Star, Dies

12 August 2015 11:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Uggie the dog, who became a canine star after his memorable role in the Oscar best-picture winner “The Artist,” has died. He was 13.

The Jack Russell terrier was euthanized on Friday after battling prostate cancer, his owner, Los Angeles animal trainer Omar Von Muller, announced Wednesday on Facebook. “Our beloved boy has passed away,” he wrote in a post.

Uggie was most famous for his role as Jean Dujardin’s furry friend in 2011’s silent film “The Artist.” Bérénice Bejo (pictured above with Uggie) also starred in the movie, which nabbed five Academy Awards.

Uggie also appeared in Will Ferrell-Zach Galifianakis comedy “The Campaign,” Reese Witherspoon-Robert Pattinson film “Water for Elephants” and “Bones” star David Boreanaz’s “Mr. Fix It.”

Uggie won the Palm Dog Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the 2012 Golden Collar Award. He was the first canine to have a paw print »

- Maane Khatchatourian

Permalink | Report a problem


Uggie the Dog, Star of 'The Artist', Passes Away at Age 13

12 August 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

People always take it a little harder in movies when the dog dies, and the same came be said of life. It will surely be devastating news for some this morning, but it is being reported that Uggie has passed away. The canine was 13 years old. That's 91 in dog years, for anyone counting. He is said to have lived a full and healthy life.

Uggie was a Jack Russell terrier. He became well-known for his scene stealing role in the 2011 Oscar-winning movie The Artist. The dog was euthanized this past Friday after a bout with prostate cancer. He was part of Omar Von Muller's family. Omar lives in Los Angeles and is a famous animal trainer. He reported the news of the canine's passing on Wednesday. He stated the following.

"He was a real friend. He was very special."

Omar Von Muller plans to bury the dog in his backyard. »

- MovieWeb

Permalink | Report a problem


Poor Uggie! 'The Artist' star never won an Oscar - Doggone shame!

12 August 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier featured as Jean Dujardin's faithful pet in "The Artist," has died. His owner and trainer Omar von Muller released a statement on Facebook explaining, "We regret to inform to all our friends, family and Uggie's fans that our beloved boy has passed away … Uggie had a cancerous tumor in the prostate and is now in a better place not feeling pain." -Break- Uggie was integral to the success of "The Artist," which won five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor for Dujardin, but the famous canine wasn't included because the Oscars don't have a category for animal performances. The academy put the kibosh on animal actors after Rin Tin Tin received the most Best Actor votes in the first year of the awards, but Uggie's performance didn't go completely unrewarded during the 2011 awards season. He was awarded a special Palm Dog »

Permalink | Report a problem


Uggie, scene-stealing dog from 'The Artist,' dies without ever winning an Oscar

12 August 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier featured as Jean Dujardin's faithful pet in "The Artist," has died. His owner and trainer Omar von Muller released a statement on Facebook explaining, "We regret to inform to all our friends, family and Uggie's fans that our beloved boy has passed away … Uggie had a cancerous tumor in the prostate and is now in a better place not feeling pain." -Break- Uggie was integral to the success of "The Artist," which won five Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor for Dujardin, but the famous canine wasn't included because the Oscars don't have a category for animal performances. The academy put the kibosh on animal actors after Rin Tin Tin received the most Best Actor votes in the first year of the awards, but Uggie's performance didn't go completely unrewarded during the 2011 awards season. He was awarded a special Palm Dog »

Permalink | Report a problem


Uggie the dog dies by Jennie Kermode - 2015-08-12 11:36:03

12 August 2015 3:36 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Uggie with co-star Jean Dujardin in The Artist

Uggie the dog, who won hearts around the world with his charismatic performance in The Artist, has died at the age of 13. The much loved Jack Russell terrier, who also appeared in Water For Elephants and in several television productions, had been ill for some time.

Winner of the 2011 Palme Dog a Cannes and, later, the inaugural Golden Collar Award, he received a special mention at the Prix Lumière Awards and had his pawprints on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Despite loving the attention he got on the red carpet, however, Uggie was said to be primarily motivated by sausages.

Uggie formally retired in 2012 after developing a dementia type illness but continued to make occasional appearances. Recently he developed a prostate tumor which led his family to decide that it was time for him to go. He is survived by owner Omar Von Muller. »

- Jennie Kermode

Permalink | Report a problem


Uggie the Dog, ‘Artist’ Canine Star, Dead at 13

11 August 2015 10:30 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Uggie the dog, who won the hearts of moviegoers for his performance in the 2011 Oscar-winning film “The Artist,” has died. He was 13. The beloved and talented Jack Russell terrier was put to sleep on Friday in Los Angeles after battling prostate cancer. Uggie was most famous for his role in “The Artist,” the silent French comedy-drama starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, which took home five Oscars at the 84th Academy Awards including Best Picture. Along with his starring role in “The Artist,” Uggie appeared in “The Campaign,” “Water for Elephants” and “Mr. Fix It.” Also Read: Uggie Is Top Dog »

- Debbie Emery

Permalink | Report a problem


Picturehouse Targets U.S. With Documentary ‘World’

4 August 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Blighty’s largest arthouse exhibition chain, Picturehouse Cinemas, and its niche distribution label Picturehouse Entertainment, is the latest outfit to set its sights on the other side of the pond with its first U.S. theatrical release, documentary “How to Change the World,” skedded for September. The docu, directed by Jerry Rothwell, chronicles the early days of the modern eco-movement.

It’s a specialized film that requires a careful release, and Picturehouse intends to do just that by sticking to a tried and tested model that has already proven successful for some of the company’s previous releases: live-event cinema.

On Sept. 9, Picturehouse will screen the doc across 400 U.S. cinemas (presented with Fathom Events stateside) and 150 in the U.K., followed by a satellite Q&A with Rothwell, fashion designer and Greenpeace supporter Vivienne Westwood and other guests. The event will unspool in Blighty first but will be recorded »

- Diana Lodderhose

Permalink | Report a problem


Toronto International Film Festival’s South Asian Connections

30 July 2015 6:20 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Piers Handling, CEO and Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, announced the first round of titles premiering in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival. There are some wonderful film-watching opportunities for fans of South Asian film, as a slate of films either produced in, set in, or with a connection to South Asia are included in the announcement. The following is taken from the Tiff press release, with some additional notes.

Galas:

Beeba BoysDeepa Mehta, Canada – World Premiere

An adrenaline-charged violent Indo-Canadian gang war mixes guns, bhangra beats, bespoke suits, cocaine, and betrayal. Gang boss Jeet Johar and his loyal, young crew are audaciously taking over the Vancouver drug and arms scene from an old-style crime syndicate. Hearts are broken and family bonds shattered when the Beeba Boys (known as »

- Katherine Matthews

Permalink | Report a problem


'The Martian' and Michael Moore lead 2015 Toronto Film Festival selections

28 July 2015 8:24 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate.  Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition."  It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next."  Notable films that will have premiered »

- Gregory Ellwood

Permalink | Report a problem


Toronto Film Fest to Open With Jake Gyllenhaal’s ‘Demolition,’ Lineup Includes ‘Martian,’ ‘Danish Girl’

28 July 2015 7:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival will open with Jean-Marc Vallée’s “Demolition,” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts. Ridley Scott’s “The Martian,” with Matt Damon, and Michael Moore’s “Where to Invade Next” were among the world premieres unveiled Tuesday during the Festival’s first major announcement.

In addition to more than a dozen Gala titles, more than 30 Special Presentations films were also revealed, with world premieres including Jay Roach’s “Trumbo” and Nicolas Hytner’s “The Lady In The Van.”

With the bulk of Toronto’s slate still under wraps, this first blast reflects the fest’s high-street persona in its mix of awards-season contenders (world-premiering pics alongside Sundance, Cannes and other fest-circuit notables), hot-topic cinema, high-profile Canadian titles, foreign pics likely to connect with North American audiences and star power.

Gala screening will include world premieres of Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall Riots film “Stonewall”; Stephen Frears’ biopic “The Program, »

- Jennie Punter

Permalink | Report a problem


Siff 2015: Methodical and passionate, ‘The Connection’ celebrates smart crime-dramas

4 June 2015 9:23 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Connection

Written by Audrey Diwan & Cédric Jimenez

Directed by Cédric Jimenez

France / Belgium, 2014

The Connection masterfully mixes police procedurals, gangster sagas, and chain smoking into a riveting crime drama. Less about the gritty realism of The French Connection or the atmospheric cool of Heat, Cédric Jimenez’ film captures the ebb-and-flow of a high-stakes narcotics investigation. Though punctuated by the occasional shootout or adrenaline-fueled chase, The Connection really draws its power from the passion and politics of living on the edge of oblivion. This is smart, savvy cinema that rewards your patience and attention.

It’s 1975 in Marseilles and a growing drug syndicate known as “The French” traffics heroin with impunity. Everyone knows that “Tany” Zampa (Gilles Lellouche) is running the show, but no one has the stones to risk his brutal reprisals. No one, that is, until Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin) takes over as the new Organized Crime magistrate. »

- J.R. Kinnard

Permalink | Report a problem


The Connection (La French) movie review: not-so-good fellas

29 May 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

With supercool 70s chic and a smart crime thriller vibe, this is a welcome throwback to action dramas of the past, before they chose spectacle over story. I’m “biast” (pro): love Jean Dujardin

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

With supercool 70s chic and a smart crime thriller vibe, The Connection feels more like GoodFellas than it does the movie it is directly related to, 1971’s Oscar-winning Best Picture, The French Connection. Though that’s hardly a bad thing. Here we discover the other side of the transatlantic heroin supply chain that Popeye Doyle was investigating in 1970s New York City, via Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Jean Dujardin: The Monuments Men) and his years-long battle — we open in 1975 here and run into the early 80s — with crime boss Gaëtan “Tany” Zampa (Gilles Lellouche: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec) to destroy his drugs empire. »

- MaryAnn Johanson

Permalink | Report a problem


The Connection Review

29 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Cedric Jimenez

Cast: Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Celine Sallette, Melanie Doutey, Benoit Magimel

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 135 minutes

Synopsis: A newly appointed magistrate (Dujardin) tries to uncover, expose, and stop a lucrative drug racket.

The French Connection is one of America’s finest films and so 40 years on, it makes sense that it is time for the titular French to tell their side of the story in The Connection (or La French to give its original title). The classic starring Gene Hackman and Roy Scheider saw two NYC cops battling against a drug smuggling operation beginning life in France. Now we get to see how the French were tackling one of the world’s most infamous drug cases, and to match the Hollywood star power, we have two top French talents in Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin and Gilles Lellouche.

This pairing could be surmised as the equivalent to Heat »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

Permalink | Report a problem


The Connection – The Review

28 May 2015 11:07 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Connection owes much to the standard cops and gangster films that have come before it. This isn’t a bad thing entirely, just having seen so many crime films, there’s a familiar tone that’s hard to shake. You can only show a determined cop hunt down a criminal kingpin and his cohorts so many times without feeling like you’ve seen this chase before. The Connection doesn’t do anything we haven’t seen before but does it with confidence and style.

Inspired by real events and acting as a side-sequel to William Friedkin’s The French Connection, Cédric Jimenez’s The Connection (Le French in it’s native country) follows new police magistrate Pierre Michel as he attempts to take down the heroin trade out of Marseille. His prime target is the notorious Zappa, but figuring out a way to pin him to the crimes is »

- Michael Haffner

Permalink | Report a problem


Film Review: 'The Connection'

27 May 2015 3:55 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆ While a fellow adaptation rather than a remake, The Connection (with the rather pleasing alternative title of La French in its homeland) will not escape comparisons with The French Connection (1971), William Friedkin's classic based on a different part of the same period. Nevertheless, there is plenty to distinguish this thriller, set in 1970s' Marseille. Two of France's heavyweight stars go head-to- head, with Jean Dujardin (in his first post-Oscar leading role) playing a Marseille police magistrate Pierre, whose pursuit of one of France's top drug dealers (Gilles Lellouche) pushes both men to the edge professionally and personally. Stylistically, director Cedric Jiminez hits all the desired targets.

»

- CineVue UK

Permalink | Report a problem


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

1-20 of 86 items from 2015   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners