Jean Dujardin for GQ Magazine

Posted on January 24, 2012

Who’s up for some meaty French thighs right now? Show of hands. Well, you’re in luck.  Best Actor Nominee (and current Man of the Moment) Jean Dujardin got his brooding on for GQ magazine in an array of plaid suits, which makes Lorenzo very happy. When filling out forms that ask for his religious affiliation, he writes “Plaid,” draws a little box next to it, and checks it off.

Actually, we’re not sure which of his body parts is the best. Those thighs? The lips? The nose? That enviable brow? Whatever it is, we’ll take it to go.

Suit, $2,480, shirt, $420, and tie, $215, by Prada. Tie bar by The Tie Bar. Pocket square by Brunello Cucinelli.


On dancing: “I learned to tap-dance for The Artist. I love dancing in general, and making girls dance. My generation doesn’t do it enough.”

Suit, $748 by Banana Republic. Sweater, $895, and shirt, $395, by Giorgio Armani. Pocket square by Brooks Brothers.


Suit, $896 by Tommy Hilfiger. Polo shirt, $270 by Prada. Loafers, $1,280 by Tom Ford. Sunglasses by Mosley Tribes. Belt by Ralph Lauren. Watch by Seagull 1963.

On moving to America: “Oh, no. I am too Parisian. And I think the French would be angry if I left. I hope they would be angry.” 


Suit, $2,130, and shirt, $370 by Gucci. Tie, $110 by Miller’s Oath. Shoes, $279 by Allen Edmonds. Sunglasses by Burberry. Tie bar by The Tie Bar. Pocket square by Paul Stuart. Belt by Emporio Armani.


Suit, $3,195 by Isaia. Shirt, $195 by Burberry London. Pocket square by Paul Stuart. Watch by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

On his idol Paul Newman: “I adore Newman. His elegance was so relaxed—chewing gum, opening his jacket, the tie hanging.”


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  • Anonymous

    So the theme of this photoshoot was “lets make this French dude look like a creeper in tight suits”.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously, he looks like a total stalker in these.

    • Terence Ng

      It seems more like the theme is “Just in case you forgot, Jean DeJardin is a man and he’s heterosexual! He’s a man, everyone!”

      He’s in a car! And he might be looking at a woman! Man, everyone!

      He’s looking businessy and tired! Like a man!

      Oh! There’s a woman! And right behind her is Jean DeJardin! Just like a heterosexual man should be!

      See that woman passing by? Jean DeJardin does, because Jean DeJardin is a man with a penis and is is attracted to women, who have not-penises.

      Who’s that staring at a naked chick in the light? Why, it’s penis-in-vagina XY-chromosome carrier, Jean DeJardin!

      Great wrap, everyone! Now everyone in GQ will know we’re a magazine for vagina-loving men.

      • Anonymous

        I wish I could spell the noise my mouth and nose made reading that! Thank you! :)

      • Anonymous

        I’m with you on the overdose of testosterone, but to keep facts straight – she shadow of the woman in the light is not naked, unless her arms and back of the thighs are wrinkled like a Sharpei. She’s wearing a tight, long-sleeved mini-dress.

        • Terence Ng

          You’re right.

          “Who’s that staring at a soon-to-be-naked chick unzipping her tight, long-sleeved mini-dress in the light? Why, it’s penis-in-vagina XY-chromosome carrier, Jean DeJardin!”

    • Anonymous

      Hahaha, just going to post something similar, but see it’s covered. “In THIS picture, let’s have him covertly ogle a girl’s ass! Okay, in THIS one, he’ll be scoping out her figure in shadow!”

    • Anonymous

      Seriously, is he peeping on a 13-year-old in that last shot? Too Parisian indeed.

  • Nancer

    I love his comments on Paul Newman – whom I adore!

  • Anonymous

    My only problem with these photos is that they’re taken from too far away.  Except for the first one, which provides a good view of Dujardin’s deliciously Gallic facial features.  There is not much in this world that is sexier to me than a man who can dance.  I mean, REALLY dance.  Yum.

    • Leah Elzinga

      I truly believe the best dating/relationship I’ve ever given is “If you don’t like the way he dances, move on”.  I’m not even saying he needs to dance well, but you need to be able to dance together, have rhythm together.  If you can’t have fun and chemistry VERTICALLY well, what hope do you have horizontally?! 

      • Anonymous

        All I can tell you is that when it comes to advice, one size does not fit all!

        • Anonymous

          I second that!

        • Winterhart

           hah!  I second this.  If I had to have rhythm with someone (anyone!), I’d be single forever!

          That said, I’m a ballerina in my fantasy life and I adore watching people dance when they’re good at it.

      • Shannon Stewart

        See that would never work for me — I can’t dance AT ALL.  If I had waited for someone I could have a rhythm with, I’d have had to become a nun.  Clearly, I have the clap-off gene…

      • Anonymous

        Despite agreeing that one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to advice, speaking just for myself, I think you’re making an excellent point. Going beyond the rhythm of dance, it’s the rhythm of conversation, the chemistry of non-verbal interactions, the delight of sharing a sense of humor. All of which can be accessed on the dance floor.

        • Leah Elzinga

          Exactly! I’m not even talking about keeping the beat, but having a chemistry that makes being out there fun for each of you! Even if that means being equally bad, lol!

      • foodycatAlicia

        Sometimes you don’t have the chance to dance vertically before you’ve test-driven the horizontal.

    • Anonymous

      “Deliciously Gallic.” They’re yours, my dear. They totally put me off.

  • Charlotte

    4 out of 5 pictures are of Dujardin looking at women halfway out of the frame. So I guess slightly sleazy is the theme of the photoshoot?

    • Sara Munoz

      I have to say I prefer this to the usual way: Woman, typically nude or near nude, in frame, man indifferent.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    When I first saw the publicity for The Artist I thought “huh, they couldn’t find anyone better looking to play the lead?”

    By the time I’d finished watching The Artist I’d come to my senses and realised that Jean Dujardin is completely and utterly swoonworthy.  

    Take a little Valentino, add some John Gilbert and a big healthy dollop of Douglas Fairbanks and you get George Valentin.  What a delightful movie.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for the capsule review, Eclectic. What you’ve said may have just convinced me to see this film.

    • Anonymous

      delightful is the perfect word to describe the film. Simply charming, but with some real emotional moments.  From the minute it started rolling, the smile never left my face- it was my first silent film, and I was utterly enchanted.

      and *swoon* indeed…

    • Andrew Holmes

      It’s a great film, so utterly charming. I agree with your list of actors, but throw a little John Barrymore into the mix, too. When I first saw pictures of Dujardin from the film, I thought “It’s like Valentino and John Barrymore had a baby!”

  • Anonymous

    I think he looks best in that second shot, the one of him leaning on the balcony. The last pic is pretty great, too.

    I gotta make some time to go see “The Artist.” When I saw the trailer, I thought it was going to be one of those “turn off your phone” shorts…you know, b/c it was a silent movie and it would have been funny to have a phone ring in it.

    • Anonymous

      go see it… you’ll be so glad you did!!

    • Anonymous

      Those were the only two shots that I liked as well. The second one is totally swoon-worthy! I love the trailer for the movie, i need to get off my butt and go see it.

  • foodycatAlicia

    Disappointed fellas – you can’t really get a good look at the meaty French thighs in any of these pictures!

    • Anonymous

      I was thinking the same thing!

      • Anonymous

        Me three!  :(

  • O Superman

    Except for the balcony shot, these are some extremely unflattering angles for him. He’s so much hotter than how he looks here.

  • Anonymous

    I love his name. (And try not to think of the commercials.)

    • Anonymous

      How could one not like John of the Garden?  :-)

      • Anonymous

        True, but I was referring to the musical qualities.
        It being a choriamb, the repetition of the ʒ and the sexiness of le French.Also, which garden would you prefer, Eden or Bosch’s?

  • Anonymous

    oooh la la!! 
    He was glorious in The Artist.  Which I just loved!  He was so evocative of the 20’s in that film, and yet here he is so very much “of the moment”! He moves like a dancer, so I’m surprised to hear that he only learned to tap dance for the film, because he was such a natural!
    And if he loves Paul Newman, then he is A- OK with me!!

  • Anonymous

    Those pants are just a sheen away from Klum’s holy trinity – short, tight, and shiny. 

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  • RzYoung

    Hot damn. The lips, definitely the lips

  • Judy S

    The nose for me. “Bien garni de nez.”

    • Sara L.

      That is really an epic nose. Fantastic.

      • RBinTexas

        Ohohoh oh ohoh yeah.

  • Donna Isler

    Guess what – I did not even SEE the women in the pictures until mentioned in Charlotte’s post!  Anyway….he’s beautiful.  I wonder if James Bond could be French…no, I guess not. 

    • foodycatAlicia

      He could be Arsene Lupin instead?

    • Jamie

      He stars in a Bond-esque spoof OSS-117, but he could never be Bond no matter how great he looks in that balcony shot.

  • Anonymous

    He is so adorable!

  • wonderdivaEtsy

    That was one of the best opening lines ever, TLo.  Priceless.  And that is also some damn fine manflesh.  Nice clothes too.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    Yes. To all of the above.  

  • Anonymous

    I loved him in The Artist, too. So charming and expressive and delightful. I had to go YouTube to revisit some of my favorite scenes. Like this one: And this one: 

    • Anonymous

      Don’t recognize his name and these photo’s do nothing for me, but I will be checking out ‘The Artist’. Those clips are great.

  • Anonymous

    So he’s too Parisian to move to America? Then I guess I’ll have to move to Paris. He’s fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      Take me with you!

  • Sara Munoz

    His chin is nice too.  :)

  • Anonymous

    He looks awful in the tommy hilfiger – kinda used car salesman.

    • Anonymous

      Yes. That’s a better description than the one I was thinking! 60’s too tight polyester leisure suit.

    • Anonymous

      Not a nice suit, too tight, as is the shirt. Looks like he wouldn’t even be able to button the jacket. 

  • Anonymous

    “Making girls dance”? What the hell does that mean?

    • Sara L.

      I took it to mean getting them to dance, you know, like asking them. I’m married to a non-native speaker, and he does occasionally phrase things oddly, just like that.

  • Dr Skylaser

    God, he looks so creepy in these pictures!! And he likes to “make” girls dance?  Creepy.  (And no, that’s not a misguided French idiom.)


  • Anonymous

    Strange, but that last photo looks like a completely different person (and the only one that’s remotely attractive).  In the first photo, he looks like some sleazy mafioso.

  • Anonymous

    I adore this man! Discovered him two years ago, and ended up spending a week watching un gars, une fille on youtube. So talented, so hot, so could get it. Yum.

  • Anonymous

    Yes. Please. Though it’s the totally-not-pictured-here smile that does it most for me.

  • Judy_J

    OOOO-LA-LA!!!! What a gorgeous hunk of man!  Reminds me of Marcello Mastroianni, who was also a gorgeous hunk.

  • Charles Purdy

    They really, really overdid “ze French lover, he iz fascinate by ze woman” thing. Too easy of a cliche/crutch…. And Dujardin just comes off as creepy in that Pepe lePew way. This shoot kind of wastes his humor and his charisma.

  • Onika K Morris-Alleyne

    may i have 3 of him please?

  • Anonymous

    “Meaty French thighs.” Appetizing description for both men AND food. Double win!

  • MilaXX

    cute! He may be man of the moment, but what a glorious moment it is!

  • Anonymous

    Photoshoot concept is a little creepy, but the suits and thighs and Dujardin-ness of it all?  Me gusta. 

  • aimee_parrott

    He’s gorgeous — it’s funny, because I sort of see the point about the framing of the shots and how they *could* seem stalkerish.  They don’t to me, because I loveloveLOVED The Artist and thought he was so fantastic and adorable and heartbreaking in it.  I can’t see anything sleazy about the pictures because of that. 

  • ecallaw

    He looks like Brando in a couple of these pics. LOVE the suits.

  • Anonymous

    I just have to ignore all the other photos, and focus on the second one. Honey you can stare wistfully off my balcony any time! The others have waaaayyy too much of a creeper vibe for me to be able to properly enjoy his thighs and other bits.

  • Anonymous

    I thought no Frenchman could touch my love for Jean Reno, but we have a contender!  That balcony shot…yum!

  • Anonymous

    He reminds me of a European, grown-up Darren Criss. Not keen on the styles here but wow is he dreamy. His speech at the Golden Globes was swoon-worthy.

  • Anonymous

    He can stalk me anytime!  He is very hansome & sexy.  LOVE the tight suits on him. 
     I like these photos a million times better than the endless starlettes laying across a bed in their bra & panties. 
    These days nearly everything has at least a slight sleeze vibe to it.
    No wonder France was keeping him hidden from us…..yum!

  • Anonymous

    Well, howdy-frickin’-do!  If Sean Connery starred in “Mad Men” …

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care how caddish the editorial is, the man does things to me. The last photo gives me actual chills, and the profile shot… well, ggaggaggaaaggaaaaa *drool*

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    thank you for the pretty, Tom and Lorenzo!

  • Anonymous

    Love him. The Artist was fantastic

  • Anonymous

    you know, it’s OK to shave once and a while for a photo shoot boys, I mean, just every once and a while

  • Deitra S.

    While I feel that his movie was over-rated, his ass is not. Nor the brows, nor the lips. Mmmm.  Thank you, TLo!

  • Anonymous

    Obvious comment is obvious, but he looks so French. Like in “French Man; noun, See GQ Magazine of January 2012″

    • Paula Berman

      I love his French nose…

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Third picture down is too creepy uncle for me, but otherwise – wow!

  • TigerLaverada

    Now this guy is very much my type. Not surprising he idolizes Paul Newman, also a many decades long crush of mine. Rowr.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    He can stalk me any day.

  • Anonymous

    I love that last one from a photographic point of view!
    He’s smoking hot!

  • Anonymous

    I would be over the moon if he had a guest episode on Mad Men.

  • Presumptuous Insect

    He seems very likeable.  I am nuts for two other Frenchmen, Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel. Anyone remember that awesome scene in Ocean’s Twelve where Cassel works his way through laser security to music?

  • Anonymous

    What does it say about me that I am not creeped out at all by the stalking and leering?

  • UglyCasanova

    Meh, not so hot.

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  • Monica Gallagher

    Totally getting some nice 60s era Sean Connery with these. Yow!

  • Andrea Grenadier

    I’m sorry; with all these comments, I have to ask: is a little class hurting your eyes? Not used to it in America? I’m not, either. This guy is the cat’s ass in silk pajamas; no mistake. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m always very, very amused when one of my fellow citizen become a “thing” abroad, especially for drama movies, because I always wonder how new fans are going to react if they ever watch previous movies.
    Like with Marion Cotillard. I read so much sillyness about such a shining carrier she had and such great movies she made. OK. Guys, you definitely got to watch “Dikkenek”.
    As for Jean Dujardin, you have your pick the “OSS 117” movies and “Bryce De Nice” (The “OSS 117” are really good. Dujardin is a really good comic actor).
    Well, you have to begin somewhere. I mean Georges Clooney began in a killer tomato movie.

  • Anonymous

    I was expecting to see his thighs?

  • Sara LaBatt

    I had to come back and look at this shoot one more time after the Oscars.  There are so few good pictures of him on the internet that aren’t from the movie or Oscar night.  And I loves me some meaty French thighs.  Creeper photoshoot shoot aside, he’s a fine specimen.