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The Artist -- Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
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The Artist -- Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
The Artist -- Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
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Writer:
Michel Hazanavicius (written by)
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Release Date:
20 January 2012 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 5 Oscars. Another 140 wins & 111 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Jean Dujardin ... George Valentin

Bérénice Bejo ... Peppy Miller

John Goodman ... Al Zimmer

James Cromwell ... Clifton

Penelope Ann Miller ... Doris

Missi Pyle ... Constance

Beth Grant ... Peppy's Maid

Ed Lauter ... Peppy's Butler

Joel Murray ... Policeman Fire

Bitsie Tulloch ... Norma

Ken Davitian ... Pawnbroker

Malcolm McDowell ... The Butler

Basil Hoffman ... Auctioneer

Bill Fagerbakke ... Policeman Tuxedo

Nina Siemaszko ... Admiring Woman (as Nina Siemazko)

Stephen Mendillo ... Set Assistant

Dash Pomerantz ... Peppy's Boyfriend
Beau Nelson ... Peppy's Boyfriend
Alex Holliday ... Guard

Wiley M. Pickett ... Guard (as Wiley Pickett)

Ben Kurland ... Audition Casting Assistant

Katie Nisa ... Audition Dancer

Katie Wallack ... Audition Dancer (as Katie Wallick)

Hal Landon Jr. ... Napoleon
Cleto Augusto ... Set Technician

Sarah Karges ... Laughing Dancer

Sarah Scott ... Laughing Dancer
Maize Olinger ... Shouting Dancer

Ezra Buzzington ... Journalist
Fred Bishop ... Journalist

Stuart Pankin ... Director #1 (Restaurant)

Andy Milder ... Director #2

Bob Glouberman ... Director #3 (Finale)
David Allen Cluck ... Assistant Director (Finale) (as David Cluck)
Kristian Francis Falkenstein ... Actor in 'The Brunette' (as Kristian Falkenstein)
Matt Skollar ... Peppy's Assistant
Annie O'Donnell ... Woman with Policeman

Patrick Mapel ... Assistant with Newspaper

Matthew Albrecht ... Tennis Player
Harvey J. Alperin ... Doctor (as Harvey Alperin)
Lily Knight ... Nurse at Peppy's House

Clement Blake ... Beggar

Tasso Feldman ... Zimmer's Assistant
Christopher Ashe ... Zimmer's Assistant (as Chris Ashe)

Adria Tennor ... Zimmer's Assistant
Cletus Young ... Bartender

J. Mark Donaldson ... Thug #1 (as Mark Donaldson)

Brian J. Williams ... Thug #2 (as Brian Williams)
Andrew Ross Wynn ... Big Dancer (Restaurant)

Jen Lilley ... Onlooker

Brian Chenoweth ... Onlooker

Tim De Zarn ... Soldier (as Tim Dezarn)

Uggie ... The Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ashley Lane Adams ... Girl at Audition (uncredited)
David Bantly ... Studio Executive (uncredited)

Bill Blair ... Studio Engineer (uncredited)

Teri Bocko ... Laughing Dancer (uncredited)
Joshua Capo ... Clerk (uncredited)

Amanda Chism ... Make-Up Artist (uncredited)

Brendan Connolly ... Studio Executive (uncredited)

Vincent De Paul ... Restaurant Manager (uncredited)

Calvin Dean ... Mr. Sauveur (uncredited)

Mohamed Dione ... African (uncredited)

Matt J. Doyle ... Guard (uncredited)

Joseph Falsetti ... Camera Operator (uncredited)

Josephine Ganner ... 1930's Studio Actress (uncredited)

Kevin Michael Hoffman ... Peppy's Dance Partner (uncredited)

Victor Holstein ... Grip (uncredited)

Jennifer Ingrum ... Charleston Dancer (uncredited)

Sergio Kato ... Actor (uncredited)

Robert Kestler ... Scientist #1 (uncredited)

Kevin Ketcham ... Film Crew Member (uncredited)
Devon Marie King ... Laughing Dancer (uncredited)

Carmen Kirby ... Fan (uncredited)
Patrick Krull ... Film Clapper #4 / Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Laren ... Michel (uncredited)

Jillana Laufer ... Silent Film Star (uncredited)

Sonya Macari ... Autograph Girl (uncredited)
Josh Margulies ... Film Clapper #1 (uncredited)
Julie Minasian ... Make-up Artist 1 (uncredited)
Rose Murphy ... Herself (archive sound) (uncredited)

Rene Napoli ... Studio Executive (uncredited)

Niko Novick ... Producer (uncredited)
Philip Ongert ... Set Costumer - Finale (uncredited)

Geoff Pilkington ... Sound Technician (uncredited)
Jamie Preston ... Engineer (uncredited)

Randee Reicher ... Make-up Artist 2 (uncredited)

Jesse Ruda ... Actor (uncredited)

Andrew Schlessinger ... 1920s Lighting Technician (uncredited)
Frank Scozzari ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
Jewel Shepard ... Flapper Starlet (uncredited)

John H. Tobin ... Violinist in Ballroom (uncredited)

Josh Woodle ... Man in Bed with Peppy (uncredited)

Brad Everett Young ... Uncontrollable Patient (uncredited)
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Directed by
Michel Hazanavicius 
 
Writing credits
Michel Hazanavicius (written by)

Produced by
Jeremy Burdek .... co-producer: uFilm
Antoine de Cazotte .... executive producer
Daniel Delume .... executive producer
Nadia Khamlichi .... co-producer: uFilm
Thomas Langmann .... producer
Richard Middleton .... executive producer
Emmanuel Montamat .... associate producer
Adrian Politowski .... co-producer: uFilm
Gilles Waterkeyn .... co-producer: uFilm
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Jean Dujardin .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ludovic Bource 
 
Cinematography by
Guillaume Schiffman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Anne-Sophie Bion 
Michel Hazanavicius 
 
Casting by
Heidi Levitt 
 
Production Design by
Laurence Bennett 
 
Art Direction by
Gregory S. Hooper  (as Gregory Hooper)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould 
 
Costume Design by
Mark Bridges 
 
Makeup Department
Catherine Childers .... key hair stylist
Cydney Cornell .... hair designer
Cydney Cornell .... head hair stylist
Clarisse Domine .... key makeup artist
Kelcey Fry .... makeup artist
Hitomi Golba .... hair stylist
Jenni Brown Greenberg .... makeup artist
Zoe Hay .... key makeup artist
Julie Hewett .... makeup designer
Melissa Jaqua .... hair stylist
Adruitha Lee .... hair stylist
Pauletta O. Lewis .... hair stylist (as Paulletta Lewis)
Maha .... makeup artist
Lydia Milars .... makeup artist
Anne Morgan .... hair stylist
Michele Payne .... hair stylist
Barry Rosenberg .... barber
Kimberley Spiteri .... hair stylist (as Kimberly Spiteri)
Lynn Tully .... key hair stylist
Angie Wells .... makeup artist
Robert Wilson .... hair stylist
Melissa A. Yonkey .... hair stylist (as Melissa Yonkey)
Karen Zanki .... hair stylist
Joy Zapata .... hair stylist
Stacey K. Black .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Jed Dornoff .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Pecha Koy .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Antoine de Cazotte .... unit production manager
Segolene Fleury-Slimane .... production manager: FR (as Ségoléne Fleury)
Varujan Gumusel .... post production manager: LTC
Marie-Christine Lafosse .... production supervisor: FR
Eric Martin .... post production manager: Duboicolor (as Éric Martin)
Frank Mettre .... post-production supervisor
Grégory Sapojnikoff .... production manager: Scanlab
Christina Lee Storm .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Canal .... first assistant director: FR
David Allen Cluck .... first assistant director: US (as David Cluck)
David Paige .... second assistant director: US (as Dave Paige)
Richard Robinson .... additional second second assistant director (as Ricky Robinson)
Karla Strum .... second second assistant director
Shadie Elnashai .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
Lou Salomé Piron .... assistant director: preparation (uncredited)
 
Art Department
J.P. Boquette .... gang boss
Jon-Paul Bouquette .... gang boss
Erin Boyd .... buyer
Chris Cafferty .... second assistant property master (as Christopher Cafferty)
Tony Castagnola .... greens foreman (as 'Good' Tony Castagnola)
A.J. Caulfield .... set dresser (as Austin Buchinsky)
Martin Charles .... graphic designer
Donn Cross .... lead painter
Donn Cross .... lead scenic
Bradd Fillmann .... set dresser (as Bradd Wesley Fillmann)
Paul Ford .... set dresser
Penelope Franco .... set dresser
Carmine Goglia .... on-set painter
Carmine Goglia .... stand-by painter
Kevin Holcomb .... paint foreman
Christopher Kenton .... set dresser
Carol Kiefer .... art department coordinator (as Carol A. Kiefer)
Zachary Uriah Kramer .... set dresser
Arin Ladish .... set dresser
Josh Lusby .... assistant art director (as Joshua Lusby)
Joe Mason .... art department assistant
Stephen McCumby .... second assistant property master
Joe Monaco .... on-set dresser
Adam Mull .... set designer
Ashley Rice .... buyer
Kim Richey .... first assistant property master
Anthony Rico .... construction medic
Nell Roemer .... labor foreman (as Neil Roemer)
Matt Sazzman .... propmaker foreman
Devon Sorenson .... construction production assistant
Justin Spears .... propmaker foreman
Michelle Spears .... property master
Cheryl Gould Strang .... lead person
Bryan Turk .... general foreman (as Bryan E. Turk)
Daniel Turk .... construction coordinator (as Daniel E. Turk)
Daniel Turk .... construction foreman (as Daniel L. Turk)
Jennifer Turk .... construction accountant
Jesse D. Vogel .... paint foreman
Abraham Vorster .... set dresser
Todd Wolcott .... greensman
Kaitlynn Wood .... set dec intern
Berj Daniel Bedrosian .... propmaker (uncredited)
Franck 'Frenchy' Brousse .... set dresser (uncredited)
Tim Burriss .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert Grbavac .... painter (uncredited)
Matthew Haney .... gang boss (uncredited)
Michael A. Heath .... prop paperwork (uncredited)
Stephanie Hein .... set dresser (uncredited)
Angie Kern .... construction medic (uncredited)
George Charles Kiapos .... mill foreman (uncredited)
Greg Knapp .... construction medic (uncredited)
Ray Maxwell .... construction location foreman (uncredited)
Garry McEvoy .... painter (uncredited)
Cesar Orozco .... propmaker (uncredited)
Bob Renna .... set dresser (uncredited)
Rebecca Wentz .... art department assistant (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Yannick Boulot .... sound mix technician
Pascal Chauvin .... foley artist
Valeria Ghiran .... boom operator
Michael Krikorian .... sound mixer
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer
Didier Lesage .... adr recordist
Didier Lesage .... foley recordist
Frédérique Liébaut .... adr supervisor (as Frédérique Liebaut)
Marc Mnémosyne .... sound mix technician
Nadine Muse .... sound editor
Maela Premel-Cabic .... sound mix technician (as Maela Prenel-Cabic)
Olivier Roche .... sound mix technician
Franck Tassel .... foley artist
Olivier Villette .... adr boom operator
Ken Yasumoto .... temp mixer
 
Special Effects by
Chris Cline .... special effects technician
David Waine .... special effects coordinator
John Eggett .... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Richard Jacobs .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Philippe Aubry .... visual effects
Jerome Auliac .... compositing assistant: Digital District
Karl Blanchard .... 3D artist: Digital District
Laurent Brett .... visual effects
Jimmy Cavé .... 3D artist: Digital District
Adrien Clément .... 3D artist: Digital District
David Danesi .... visual effects
Fabrice Fernandez .... compositor: Digital District
Gilles Giordan .... compositor: Digital District
Caroline Journo .... compositing assistant: Digital District
Aurelie Lajoux .... compositor: Digital District
Philippe Lamoueux .... technical support: Digital District
Arthur Lemaitre .... 3D artist: Digital District (as Arthur Lemaître)
Jean-Christophe Levet .... compositor: Digital District
Arnaud Leviez .... 3D artist: Digital District
Kevin Monthureux .... 3D artist: Digital District
Amandine Moulinet .... visual effects post-production coordinator: Digital District
Romain Moussel .... compositor: Digital District
Grégory Paraige .... 3D artist: Digital District
Emmanuel Pichereau .... compositing assistant: Digital District
Cédric Pourret .... technical support: Digital District
Laurence Pullinger .... digital planning: Digital District
Robin Risser .... compositing assistant: Digital District
Lynda Tranchier .... compositor: Digital District
Alexis Vieil .... visual effects post-production coordinator: Digital District
Antoine Vierny .... compositing assistant: Digital District
Seif Boutella .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Laurent Brett .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Aurélien Grand .... retouch and restoration (uncredited)
Sofi Vaillant .... digital compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Laura Albert .... stunt performer
Eddie Braun .... stunt performer
Michael Caradonna .... stunt performer
Rick Creese .... stunt performer (as Rick Cresse)
Gary Davis .... stunt coordinator
Danielle Della Flora .... stunt performer
Donna Evans .... stunt performer (as Donna Evans Merlo)
Dennis Fitzgerald .... stunt performer
Tanner Gill .... stunt coordinator
Gary Jackson .... stunt pilot
Gary Morgan .... stunt performer
Scott Wilder .... stunt performer
Sterling Winans .... stunt performer
J. Mark Donaldson .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Scotty Richards .... precision driving coordinator (uncredited)
Brian J. Williams .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Andrew .... company grip
Joseph Capshaw .... best boy electric
Joseph Capshaw .... rigging gaffer
Joe Crowder .... rigging grip (as Joe R. Crowder)
Lance Dickinson .... lamp operator
Anthony Duran .... company grip
Manny Duran .... key grip
Sean Edwards .... dolly grip (as Sean Anthony Edwards)
Nick Fisher .... camera loader (as Nicholas Fischer)
Renée George .... lamp operator (as Renee George)
Andrew Georgopoulos .... camera operator: making of
Skip Haswell .... company grip (as William Haswell)
Jennifer Ann Henry .... first assistant camera
Harry Hope .... key rigging grip (as George Harry Hope)
Michael Horan .... company grip (as Mike 'Mega' Horan)
Peter Iovino .... still photographer
Vessie Kazachka .... second assistant camera (as Vasselka Kazachka)
Jeffrey Kincheloe .... best boy rigging grip
Jerry Knight .... generator operator (as Jerry L. Knight)
Jerry Knight .... photovoltaics operator (as Jerry L. Knight)
Hal Lewis .... video assist operator (as Hal J. Lewis)
Nathan Lewis .... camera department production assistant
Richard Lopez .... best boy grip (as Richard 'Bigg Rich' Lopez)
Ophélie Mehl .... first assistant camera (as Ophelie Mehl)
Jeff Parkhurst .... lamp operator
James Plannette .... gaffer
Wendy Portugal .... rigging grip
Aaron Iggy Scarpitti .... lamp operator (as A. Iggy Scarpitti)
David Smokay .... camera intern (as David Beauchamp Smokay)
John Sosenko .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ian Strang .... lamp operator
George Sugar .... lamp operator
Nathaniel Upshaw .... camera intern (as Nathan Upshaw)
Jake Beemer .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Bob Bradshaw .... grip (uncredited)
Mark Colicci .... camera operator (uncredited)
Rachel Donofrie .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Lisa K. Ferguson .... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)
Philip J. Jaffe .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Philip J. Jaffe .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jared Jordan .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Dan Kneece .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Jordan Lapsansky .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
David Leite .... grip (uncredited)
Lorna Leslie .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Chris Linares .... rigging electric (uncredited)
Andrey Prikazchikov .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Joseph Ruiz .... grip (uncredited)
Philip Shanahan .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jay Sheveck .... libra technician (uncredited)
Daniel L. Turrett .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Matt Turve .... electrician (uncredited)
Thomas Vandermillen .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Randy Vega .... grip (uncredited)
Micah Zarlow .... rigging grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Lauren Fernandes .... associate casting director
Michael Sanford .... associate casting director
Debe Waisman .... extras casting director
Alex Christopoulos .... casting assistant (uncredited)
David Lowe .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Pixie Monroe .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Paul Black .... costumer
Nigel Boyd .... extra lead costumer
Lisa Halperin .... costumer
Esther Hamboyan .... fitter
Esther Hamboyan .... pattern maker
Barbara Inglehart .... costume supervisor
Mary Jegalian .... alteration fitter (as Margaret Jegalian)
Gia Jimenez .... costumer (as Gia Jimenz)
Linda Redmon .... key costumer
Riki Lin Sabusawa .... set costumer
Pamela Shaw .... assistant costume designer (as Pamela J. Shaw)
Esmilda Vallejos .... draper
Keith M. Wegner .... set costumer (as Keith Wegner)
 
Editorial Department
Rafaël Alvarez .... dailies colorist: Scanlab
Christophe Belena .... technical coordinator: Duboicolor
Camille Delprat .... first assistant editor
Richard Deusy .... digital intermediate colorist: Duboicolor
Christian Dutac .... color timer: LTC
Grégory Gosse .... technical director: Duboicolor
Loriane Lucas .... digital coordinator: Duboicolor
Danielle Maleville .... coordinator: LTC
Stéphane Martinie .... laboratory manager: Duboicolor
Dominique Toussaint .... optical report: Cine Stereo
Arnaud Caréo .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Mark Reaser .... hd mastering (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Vincent Artaud .... arranger
Richard Bernard .... conductor: stage orchestra
Ludovic Bource .... arranger
Ludovic Bource .... score mixer: Studio de La Grande Armée
Hendrik Braeckman .... musician: guitar, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Etienne Colin .... music recordist: Flagey Studio 4
Etienne Colin .... score mixer: Studio de La Grande Armée
Alain De Ley .... supervisor: Brussels Philarmonic
Bart Defoort .... musician: saxophone, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Pierre Drevet .... musician: trumpet, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Frédéric Dunis .... orchestrator
Jean Gobinet .... arranger
Marc Godfoid .... musician: trombone, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Didier Goret .... arranger
Albert Guinovart .... orchestrator (as Lbert Guinovart)
Franck Hedin .... composer assistant
Frederik Heirman .... musician: trombone, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Laurent Hendrick .... musician: trombone, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Jérôme Lateur .... executive producer: music
Jérôme Lateur .... music supervision: Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra (as Jerome Lateur)
Jérôme Lateur .... music supervisor
Dieter Limbourg .... musician: saxophone, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Nathalie Loriers .... musician: piano, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Jos Machtel .... musician: string bass, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Koen Maes .... music supervision: Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Ilona Marouani .... music coordinator: additional music
Ilona Marouani .... music supervisor: additional music
Michel-Ange Merino .... arranger (as Michel Ange Merino)
Lode Mertens .... musician: trombone, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Jay-Alan Miller .... chief orchestrator
Vladimir Nikolov .... orchestrator
Brussels Philharmonic .... orchestra (as The Brussels Philarmonic - The Orchestra of Flanders)
Serge Plume .... musician: trumpet, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Pierrick Poirier .... orchestrator
Mehdi Sayah .... music production coordinator
Nico Schepers .... musician: trumpet, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Aaron C. Shang .... musician: drums
Ludovick Tartavel .... assistant score mixer: Studio de La Grande Armée
Frank Vaganée .... artistic director: Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Frank Vaganée .... musician: saxophone, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Bart Van Der Roost .... production supervisor: Brussels Philarmonic
Bo Van Der Werf .... musician: saxophone, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Kurt Van Herck .... musician: saxophone, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Jeroen Van Malderen .... musician: trumprt, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Ernst van Tiel .... conductor: Brussels Philharmonic (as Ernst Van Tiel)
Toni Vitacolonna .... musician: drums, Bruxelles Jazz Orchestra
Frédéric Dunis .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Domingo Bustamante .... driver: fuel truck (as Mingo Bustamante)
Lyle Christensen .... driver: insert car
Jonathan Curtin .... driver: tractor
Kip Fazzone .... transportation captain
David S. Filson Jr. .... driver: bus
Mark Halyak .... driver: water truck
Eddie Hatch .... driver: insert car
Raymond Jackson .... driver: art department 5-ton
Billy Kane .... transportation coordinator (as Bill Kane)
Richard 'Bongo' Mitchell .... picture car consultant (as Richard Mitchell)
Esteban Munoz .... mechanic (as Esteban Munoz Jr.)
Kevin Overturf .... transportation captain
Anthony Pascarella .... driver: tractor (as Anthony J. Pascarella)
Chris Pedersen .... driver: art department 5-ton
Ron Pope .... driver: van
Larry Riggen .... driver: stakebed
Glen Ruis .... driver: art department stakebed
Andrew Sarvis .... driver: water truck (as Andrew M. Sarvis)
Terry Smith .... driver: stakebed
Drew Taisacan .... driver: construction stakebed
Daniel Torres .... driver: construction stakebed (as Daniel Sweets Torres)
Matt Voytish .... driver: honeywagon
Christian Wallace .... driver: stakebed
Dan Wright .... driver: grip/electric truck
Rem Wyatt .... driver: stakebed
 
Other crew
Laura Aldridge .... production coordinator
Julien Arnoux .... marketing coordinator: La Petite Reine
Saleah Ayadi .... production accountant: La Petite Reine
Cassandra Barbour .... clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Jesse Betlyon .... set production assistant
Chloé Bouillol .... head of legal affairs: Studio 37
Don Brewton .... police gaffer: LAPD
Pete Brown .... stand-in: John Goodman
Ramsey Carey .... production assistant (uncredited)
Guillaume Chiavassa .... office assistant
Ismail Chintamen .... layout board
Mary Ann Clark .... office production assistant (as Maryann Clark)
Sarah Clifford .... head animal trainer
Sammi Cohen .... set production assistant (as Samantha Cohen)
Javier Cruz .... assistant chef: Alex in the Kitchen
Danielle de Arakal .... set production assistant (as Danielle J. Clark)
Jacqueline Delvert .... legal: La Petite Reine
Mitch deQuilettes .... set production assistant (as Mitchell DeQuilettes)
Caleb Duffy .... location manager
Frédérique Dumas-Zajdela .... ceo: Studio 37 (as Frédérique Dumas)
Kristian Francis Falkenstein .... stand-in: Jean Dujardin (as Kristian Falkenstein)
Fred Fein .... stand-in: James Cromwell
Fanny Fromental .... head of marketing: Studio 37
Alex Garcia .... set medic
Alicia Gaynor .... office assistant
James Hagedorn .... set production assistant
Mark Halyak .... fire safety
Anthony J. Hanna .... production legal services: Pierce Law Group (as Anthony J. Hanna Esq.)
Elodie Hec .... assistant choreographer (as Élodie Hec)
Elodie Hec .... dance coach (as Élodie Hec)
Erick Herrarte .... chef: Alex in the Kitchen
Briana C. Hill .... production legal services: Pierce Law Group (as Briana C. Hill Esq.)
Mike Hoover .... production accountant
Ian Kay .... armorer
Indra Kelly .... stand-in: Bérénice Bejo
Frederique Lo-Ré .... development: La Petite Reine
Ombeline Marchon .... assistant: Mr. Langmann [La Petite Reine]
Élodie Mazoyer .... production accountant: La Petite Reine
Shane McGonnigal .... locations production assistant
Martin Metz .... production executive: uFilm
Michael Morris Jr. .... monkey trainer
Fred Niblo .... director: The Mark of Zorro (1920 )
Nancy Ann Norton .... office assistant (as Nancy Bevins)
Rick Nyberg .... monkey trainer
Rose Ordile .... animal colorist
Virginie Paillet .... financial advisor: La Petite Reine
Mike Patlin .... aerial coordinator
David Albert Pierce .... production legal services: Pierce Law Group (as David Albert Pierce Esq.)
Griffin Pocock .... set production assistant
Pierre Rasamoela .... director of productions: Studio 37
Thibaut Remy .... production coordinator: La Petite Reine
Isabelle Ribis .... script supervisor
Camille Ringle .... legal: La Petite Reine
Evan L. Robichaud .... key set production assistant
Fabien Ruiz .... choreographer
Fabien Ruiz .... tap dance coach
Andrew Sarvis .... fire safety (as Andrew M. Sarvis)
Iwona Sellers .... production executive: uFilm
Laura Sevier .... clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Bastien Sirodot .... production executive: uFilm
Laurie Stewart .... office assistant
Anush Suluan .... assistant craft service
Sam Sulyan .... key craft service
John Tribken .... office assistant
Steve Jesus Turrubiates .... assistant chef: Alex in the Kitchen
Alex Uceda .... caterer: Alex in the Kitchen
Clay Valenti .... key assistant location manager
Kevin Van Der Meiren .... production legal
Mattia Venni .... making-of
Omar Von Muller .... head animal trainer
Sherri White .... first assistant accountant
Lauren Willdeboer .... assistant location manager (as Lauren Wildeboer)
Eléonore Winkler .... researcher: Lobster Films (as Eleonore Winkler)
Justin Wragg .... set production assistant
Tiana Amo .... office assistant (uncredited)
Debra Leilani Bakeman .... medic (uncredited)
Nicholas Griffith .... additional on-set production assistant (uncredited)
Nicholas Griffith .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Laura Holeman .... office assistant (uncredited)
Bobby Jauregui .... production assistant (uncredited)
Greg Knapp .... rigging medic (uncredited)
Grégoory Malheiro .... press attache (uncredited)
Lee Philip Malin .... location assistant (uncredited)
Douglas S. McClintock II .... location scout (uncredited)
Michael W. Miliotti .... dog trainer (uncredited)
Nancy Ann Norton .... office assistant (uncredited)
Justin Pastryk .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Dominique Segall .... press attache (uncredited)
Victor Siegel .... production assistant (uncredited)
Johanna Silverman .... assistant: Mr. Cromwell (uncredited)
Kris Smith .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Magda Vavrusova .... office production assistant: at La Petite Reine (uncredited)
Susan Wichmann .... travel & event coordinator (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Manuel Alduy .... the production would like to thank: Canal+
Philippe Aubry .... the director would like to thank (as Philippe 'Falap' Aubry)
Rodolphe Belmer .... the production would like to thank: Canal+
Rémi Bezançon .... the director would like to thank
Arnaud Borges .... the director would like to thank
Géry Bouchez .... the production would like to thank (as Gery Bouchez)
Nicolas Brault .... the production would like to thank
Serge Bromberg .... the director would like to thank
Olivier Chiavassa .... the production would like to thank
David Danesi .... the director would like to thank
Bertrand Dormoy .... the production would like to thank
Kamel Ech-Cheik .... in memory of
Fantine .... the director would like to thank
Richard Fox .... the production would like to thank: Warner Bros.
Jean-Robert Gibard .... the production would like to thank
Alice Girard .... the production would like to thank: France 3 Cinéma
Gloria .... the director would like to thank
Daniel Goudineau .... the production would like to thank: France 3 Cinéma
Jean-Claude Grumberg .... the director would like to thank (as Jean Claude Grumberg)
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Also Known As:
"Artist" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture
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100 min
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Trivia:
Ludovic Bource won an Academy Award for composing the Best Score for this film despite never having any formal higher educational training in music orchestration nor film score composition. (Bource learned to read music as a child from accordion lessons and studied jazz as a teenager.) Five arrangers and five orchestrators helped realizing his musical ideas with a large-scale symphony orchestra.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Peppy bumps into George Valentin, she had dropped her small black bag and picked it up. The bag disappears from her hands in the next scene and then appears again.See more »
Quotes:
Al Zimmer:Perfect! Beautiful! Could you give me just one more?
George Valentin:Always a pleasure.
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Referenced in The Campaign (2012)See more »
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143 out of 192 people found the following review useful.
Magnificent...just magnificent, 14 November 2011
Author: chrismsawin from United States

The Artist had quite the reputation going for it before it debuted at the Cinema Arts Festival in Houston, Texas. Early reviews were already very positive and many Houston critics were talking about how much they were anticipating getting the chance to see it. I purposely went in blind and only found out just moments before I entered the theater that it was a silent film and was not only shot in but would be presented in the now practically ancient 1.33:1 aspect ratio. A black and white silent feature film made in modern times; what's not to like about that? Truth be told, nothing can really prepare you for how extraordinary The Artist really is.

George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is the king of silent movies in Hollywood in 1927. Audiences just adore everything George is a part of. Along comes Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) who you just know is going to be a huge star some day. George and Peppy work together on one film as George not only takes her under his wing, but an undeniable spark develops between the two. Over the course of the next few years, silent movies fade into obscurity as talking pictures or "talkies" explode onto the scene. George finds himself struggling for not only work, but a purpose to live as Peppy becomes the next big thing overnight.

The Artist is funny and charming right out the gate. Jean Dujardin really plays to the crowd and appears to love nothing more than catering to the people who come to see his films. George's dog Jack might be the biggest form of comic relief in the film. The way he plays dead and covers his head with his paws are always both presented in a way that is fresh and laugh out loud funny each and every time they're utilized. Once Bérénice Bejo enters the picture, the film begins to evolve into a type of romance. It's odd though because to my recollection George and Peppy never kiss. Peppy seems to steal the spotlight in the same way George does as soon as you see her dance for the first time. The laughs are there, the charms are there, The Artist has a firm grip on your heart and your attention and never really lets go.

The film eventually begins to get a bit darker though as silent movies wither away and talking pictures take their spot. George's downward spiral is really fantastic to watch. It's mostly due to not only Dujardin's superb performance, but also the way many of these scenes are filmed. There's a scene where George is sitting down at a mirror table drinking whiskey. You see nothing but George, his reflection, and the alcohol. He pours the booze on the tabletop as the look of disgust becomes more chiseled on his brow. That scene is so beyond amazing. The brilliant music used in the film also just captures the time period perfectly. There's also this dream that George has right before he's let go from his contract where he can't speak, but everything around him has sound. That sequence is really spectacular, as well.

The Artist can get a little dark at times, but for the most part is extremely lighthearted and feel-good at its core. Never have I wanted a movie to end on a happy note so badly in my life. Through the highs and the lows of George Valentin and the depressing outcome of his career along with the heartwarming sensation you get from nearly everything in between, the entire experience just feels so real; so genuine. The Artist is just pure perfection, a masterpiece, and an instant classic.

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