• The Artist (2011)

The Artist

Release Date: November 23rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2012

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

In the 1920s, actor George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a bona fide matinee idol with many adoring fans. While working on his latest film, George finds himself falling in love with an ingenue named Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo) and, what's more, it seems Peppy feels the same way. But George is reluctant to cheat on his wife with the beautiful young actress. The growing popularity of sound in movies further separates the potential lovers, as George's career begins to fade while Peppy's star rises.

Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter

Director: Michel Hazanavicius

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Jouror Productions, La Petite Reine, France 3 Cinéma, uFilm, Studio 37, JD Prod

Keywords: Wife, 1930s, Charming, Rise, Emotional, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    It's a picture that romances its audience into watching in a new way - by, paradoxically, asking us to watch in an old way. The Artist is perhaps the most modern movie imaginable right now. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Artist evinces unlimited love for the look and ethos of the 1920s as well for the style of the movies. The filmmakers clearly did their homework and took great pleasure in doing so, an enjoyment that is passed along in ample doses to any viewer game for their nifty little conceit. show more

  • 100
    Bob MondelloNPR

    The delighted gasps in the theater will make you glad you took a chance on The Artist. Silent black-and-white movies are not coming back, but this one is such a rewarding labor of love by all of the artists involved that it just might make you wish they could. show more

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Awards

Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Costume Design
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Directing
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Winner Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (2012)
Nominated Cinematography
Winner Best Picture
Winner Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)