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George Clooney Upset! The Artist Star Jean Dujardin Wins Oscar!

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Feb. 26 2012, Published 10:20 a.m. ET

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By Alexis Tereszcuk - Senior Reporter

It was a French Revolution! 

Leading man and predicted Best Actor winner George Clooney had the biggest upset of the night at the 2012 Academy Awards when French actor Jean Dujardin won the Oscar statue.

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"I love your country," Dujardin gushed on stage following his win, which was presented by the stunning Natalie Portman, the winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role from the previous year for her role in Black Swan

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"So many of you here have inspired me," Dujardin said clutching his gold statue. "Thank you Michel, thank you for this incredible gift..thank you for my wonderful partner Bernice."

Channeling his silent film star character Dujardian said "If George Valentine could speak he would say formidable! Merci beacoup! I love you!"

Dujardin also beat Brad Pitt for Moneyball, Gary Oldman for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Demian Bichir for A Better Life.


This was the first time Dujardin was nominated for an Oscar! Congratulations!

Watch Jean's acceptance speech on below:

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