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Best Actor Oscar winner Jean Dujardin Best Actor Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin did his Oss 117 act backstage at the 84th Academy Awards last Sunday, February 26, 2012. Dujardin won the Oscar for his portrayal of a fast-fading silent-film star in Michel Hazanavicius' Best Picture winner The Artist. Dujardin's two Oss films, Oss 117: Cairo Nest of Spies and Oss 117: Lost in Rio, were both directed by Hazanavicius, who also helmed one segment of Dujardin's latest movie, Les Infidèles / The Players. (Photo: Todd Wawrychuk / © A.M.P.A.S.) Dujardin's Best Actor competition consisted of Demián Bichir for Chris Weitz's A Better Life, George Clooney for Alexander Payne's The Descendants, Brad Pitt for Bennett Miller's Moneyball, and Gary Oldman for Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. A first-time Oscar nominee, Dujardin became the first Frenchman to take home an Oscar in the acting categories. (French-born actresses »

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