Silent was golden at the 84th annual Academy Awards with the French movie 'The Artist' winning best picture. 'The Artist,' filmed in black and white, is the tale of a silent movie star whose career plummets when he refuses to embrace the advent of talkies in the late 1920s. Producer Thomas Langmann. The Artist took home five Oscars including best actor for Jean Dujardin, who beat out George Clooney and Brad Pitt for the award.
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