updated 01/24/2012 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 01/24/2012 AT 11:45 AM ET
He doesn’t move his mouth all that much in The Artist, but Jean Dujardin made his Oscar-worthy impression on-screen by moving another body part – his feet.
But it’s not just an act. “I love dancing in general and making girls dance,” adds the Paris native, 39. “My generation doesn’t do it enough.”