EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: 'The Artist' Cast Interviews

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 21:35
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Opening in theaters on November 25th is a experimental new film from French director Michel Hazanavicius (OSS 117: Cario, Nest of Spies) called The Artist, which is already an early Oscar front-runner. The movie takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on a declining male film star and a rising actress, as silent cinema grows out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies. The film is itself a silent movie and is in black-and-white.

The Artist features an impressive cast of American and French actors including Jean Dujardin (OSS 117: Lost in Rio), Berenice Bejo (A Knight's Tale), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski), James Cromwell (L.A. Confidential), Penelope Ann Miller (Carlito's Way), and Missi Pyle (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). 

IAR's managing editor Jami Philbrick recently had an opportunity to sit down with the cast of The Artist, including Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, and Missi Pyle to discuss the acclaimed new film. The cast spoke honestly about the project, their initial reactions to making a silent black-and-white film, working with Michel Hazanavicius, learning to dance, and how Hollywood has changed (or hasn't changed) since the golden age of film. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, and Missi Pyle about The Artist, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS: 

Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit and major movie stardom awaits. The Artist tells the story of their interlinked destinies. 

The Artist arrives in theaters on November 25th. 


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