Jean Dujardin quotes

  • I've never concerned myself with the labels people want to put on you. What matters to me is my own estimation.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #What Matters #People #Labels

  • Its quite pretentious, really, isnt it? The notion the audience is going to be interested in you for an hour and a half. Think too much about that and anxiety takes over.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Thinking #Anxiety #Half

  • What matters to me is my own estimation, and Im very tough on myself. I need to be proud of what Ive done and I work hard for it. I had a very Christian upbringing... lots of guilt. A good thing, It keeps you sane.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Christian #Hard Work #What Matters

  • I'm not an American actor. I'm a French actor. I'll continue in France. If I could make another silent movie in America, I'd like to!
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #America #Actors #France

  • In France, I have lots of opportunities. Maybe now I'll be offered films in America. It's the encounter, with the director and the story that counts.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Opportunity #America #Directors

  • It was always about the story rather than the character.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Character #Stories

  • Just telling a story. That's cinema. It's not silent, black and white. It's a simple story that's well made.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Black And White #Simple #Cinema

  • I can't speak American dog very well. There was a lot of improvisation with Uggie - like when I put the dog on the table or sometimes I follow him, sometimes he follows me. I had a lot of treats in my pocket. We worked with Omar Von Muller, the dog trainer. It was very easy because it was a big movie.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Dog #Pockets #Tables

  • I discovered that silent film is almost an advantage. You just have to think of the feeling for it to show. No lines pollute it. It doesn't take much - a gaze, an eyelash flutter - for the emotion to be vivid.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Thinking #Eyelashes #Feelings

  • I don't really know Hollywood, but living and shooting in L.A. was very motivating, inspiring. The lights, the extras, their American faces, the energy, the Orpheum Theatre. It was all very inspiring.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Light #Theatre #Energy

  • I like the hot-cold, the sugar-salt, being able to play over-the-top and dramatic things - in the same film. Just as in my life, I can be very funny and at other times almost extinguished.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Play #Hot #Sugar

  • I wasn't dyslexic, I was just very slow. I passed my time daydreaming.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Daydreaming #Dyslexic

  • I think I'm more demanding than any wife.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Thinking #Wife

  • I recycle. I have a house in the south of France and I have a small garden. My name is Dujardin - 'from the garden.' I grow carrots, peppers, strawberries, green beans, and things for salads, but there are lots of wild boars all around and they steal the food.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Garden #Names #House

  • I'm happiest on set because I'm not myself. I'm someone else. The moustache, the dinner jacket. It's not me. You're always this sort of double, and it's liberating. Imagine being stuck with yourself... all those doubts.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Mustache #Doubt #Dinner

  • I want to work with a director who becomes my brother, my father, for two months. You give yourself over to that person.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Brother #Father #Two

  • I watched a lot of Douglas Fairbanks movies. He always played the same role with a mustache. Zorro had a mustache. The Musketeer had a mustache. Tarzan had a mustache.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Mustache #Zorro #Roles

  • I don't care about my image.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Care

  • I don't want everyone to like me, and I don't choose who likes me. You have to give them the choice, give them the option.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Giving #Choices #Want

  • I don't want to become a superstar and not see my family anymore.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Want #Superstar #My Family

  • I feel very at home in an empty church. I feel the most protected. It's very mystical.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Home #Church #Empty

  • I like simple things. I like being in my family in the South and playing petanque.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Simple #My Family #Simple Things

  • I love dancing in general and making girls dance. My generation doesn't do it enough.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Girl #Dancing #Generations

  • I watched Gene Kelly for his smile, for his energy. Vittorio Gassman for his movement. Clark Gable for his mustache. And I watched Lassie who was happy as a dog.
    -- Jean Dujardin

    #Smile #Dog #Mustache