However; he's been here a long time. In fact, I hope that I can spend a little time to maybe show you a little of his past. He was first on a show called Les Graines de Star, what we called Star Search here in the US, playing a character known as "Brice de Nice." Dujardin created a caricature of the surfers at the time who could be found on the beaches of the Côte d'Azur. Brice is a nickname for Fabrice.
Later he started on a short series produced by France 2, Un Gars et une Fille (A Guy and a Girl). He became very well known for this series which presented the daily life of a couple in Paris, Jean and Alexexandra (played by Alexandra Lamy.) On the show, they had the nicknames, Chou Chou for Lamy and Lou Lou for Dujardin. By the end of the series (2003), the two were in a relationship, and later were married in 2009.
Later, he did a movie as the Bande Dessinée hero, Lucky Luke which also starred his wife.
He later appeared in a comic version of James Bond, OSS 117. To date he has appeared in two installments: Le Caire, nid d'espions (Cairo, Nest of Spies) and Rio ne Repond Plus (Lost in Rio). OSS 117 is actually a fictional character, Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath, based on a real life member of the Office of Strategic Services, William L. Langer.
Of course, the movie that's garnered him so much press is The Artist. He's put in his time, and it's great to see him getting more notoriety internationally. Because I find it to be the cutest, here he is accepting at the Golden Globes.
His latest movie Les Infedeles, the Unfaithful, is about man's inability to stay faithful to his wife. I don't know much more about it, except that the trailer is NSFW.
I hope this was an informative albeit quick introduction to Jean Dujardin. He's been in a lot more stuff, but it's something for you to look into!