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French press review 28 February 2012

Jean Dujardin, the winner of the Best Actor in Sunday’s Oscars, graces the front pages of all the newspapers in France today.

In a long article that profiles Dujardin, his rugby trainer from childhood recounts how difficult it was for him in school. Apparently, Dujardin struggled with writing, and showed signs of having dyspraxia, a neurological disease that affects physical coordination. He was also hopeless at rugby, but was apparently a fast runner, which saved him from being constantly tackled by his three brothers.

But it was Dujardin’s ability to make people laugh that made up for what he lacked in the classroom and on the rugby field. It’s his humouristic charisma the paper says, that Dujardin has been using to charm Hollywood.

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