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Jean Dujardin wins Oscar for Best Actor


14:04, February 27, 2012

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Frenchman Jean Dujardin, who played in "The Artist," won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 84th Annual Academy Awards ceremony held at Hollywood & Highland Center in downtown Los Angels on Sunday night.

Dujardin, 39, plays the silent film star George Valentin in "The Artist."

Dujardin beat out George Clooney in "The Descendants," Demian Bichir in "A Better Life," Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and Brad Pitt in "Moneyball" for the honor.

It's the film's fourth Oscar of the night. The film also won the awards for Costume Design, Original Score and Best Director previously at the ceremony.

"The Artist" got 10 Academy Award nominations, including best picture, best actor, best supporting actress, and writing.


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