Oscar Look Book: Jean Dujardin

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Oscar Look Book: Jean Dujardin
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Jean Dujardin won the Oscar for "Actor in a Leading Role," as George Valentin, a silent film star who resists making the transition to talking pictures, in the award-winning film “The Artist.” Dujardin’s charisma and physical presence not only take center stage on film, but also on the red carpet. Though he’s fondly referred to as a "French George Clooney," it’s clear to us that Dujardin’s charm, good looks and impeccable style make him an American style icon in his own right. In recognition of his biggest red carpet event of the year, we’ve complied moments when the leading man of “The Artist” has demonstrated the art of men’s red carpet style.

The Art of the Black Tie
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The Art of the Black Tie

Leaving the full-dress tails on the set of “The Artist,” Dujardin dressed in classic black tie attire at the Orange British Academy Film Awards. He wore a black one-button jacket with satin lapels, a white dress shirt and black skinny tie while accepting the award for leading actor for his performance in “The Artist,” proving he’s not only talented, but stylish as well.

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The Art of Being Dashing
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The Art of Being Dashing

Dujardin dressed to impress at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards in an elegant black tux, white dress shirt and black bow tie. Dujardin shows off his award for best actor in a musical or comedy as well as his personality, demonstrating that being dashing is just as much about the tux as it is the man who’s wearing it.

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The Art of Relaxed Elegance
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The Art of Relaxed Elegance

Dujardin cites Paul Newan as a source for his style inspiration, revealing in an interview with “GQ": “I adore Newman. His elegance was so relaxed -- chewing gum, opening his jacket, the tie hanging.” Dujardin demonstrates his own relaxed elegance in a black one-button jacket and a slightly unbuttoned white dress shirt sans tie at the Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon.

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The Art of Looking Dapper
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The Art of Looking Dapper

Dujardin schooled us in the art of looking dapper with his casual demeanor and classic grey suit at the 2012 Palm Springs Film Festival. He wore a grey two-button jacket with matching suit pants and a slightly unbuttoned black dress shirt. Dujardin also rocked a 5-o’clock shadow, and let’s just say we definitely didn’t miss Valentin’s pencil moustache.

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The Art of the Laid-Back Suit
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The Art of the Laid-Back Suit

Dujardin forwent the classic jacket-and-pant suit in favor of a casual suit-jacket-and-denim ensemble at the premiere of “The Artist” at the Toronto International Film Festival. This laid-back version of the suit is still red carpet appropriate when worn with dapper shoes and a classic white dress shirt.

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The Art of the Impossible Cool
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The Art of the Impossible Cool

Dressed down in a simple black V-neck tee and dark denim jeans at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, Dujardin’s off-screen style differed greatly from the elegant style of his on-screen character George Valentin. Dujardin quite simply demonstrated the art of the impossible cool with his casual style and approachable demeanor, which, in our book, rivals the elegance of Valentin any day.

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The Art of Revamping a Classic
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The Art of Revamping a Classic

Dujardin stepped out of the fashion box when he wore this black suit jacket with navy lapels to the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. This twist on a classic demonstrates that the actor-comedian approaches his wardrobe with a sense of humor. He strikes a balance between modern and classic by pairing the jacket with a formal pleated dress shirt and a textured white bow tie.

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The Art of the Navy Suit
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The Art of the Navy Suit

Dujardin looked dapper in dark navy at the "GQ" Man of the Year 2011 ceremony. He wore a two-button jacket with a light blue dress shirt and a navy skinny tie, keeping his look within the same color scheme. Despite the monochromatic color scheme, this look is anything but mono-tone with Dujardin’s sophisticated style and, not to mention, his charisma.

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Black & White Win It
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Black & White Win It

Actor Jean Dujardin celebrates winning Best Actor for his role in the "The Artist" at the 2012 Academy Awards. Dujardin made history as he accepted his award for the first silent film to win an Oscar for Best Picture in 83 years. The black and white comic melodrama took home four statues with Dujardin at the helm.

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