The Artist | 2011

Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius

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Main Plot

An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.


  • Jean Dujardin's character in The Artist is a silent film star who faces challenges with the advent of talkies.
  • Bérénice Bejo's character, Peppy Miller, is a young actress who rises to fame while the film's protagonist, George Valentin, declines.
  • John Goodman's character, Al Zimmer, is a supportive and influential film producer who helps George Valentin navigate his career.


In the ending of "The Artist," George Valentin, a silent film star, has fallen into obscurity with the advent of talking pictures. However, with the help of a young aspiring actress, Peppy Miller, George finds a way to make a comeback by embracing the new era of sound films. In a heartfelt and triumphant moment, George performs a tap dance routine on stage, symbolizing his acceptance and adaptation to the changing industry, and ultimately reclaiming his place in the spotlight.

Michel Hazanavicius