Absolutely charming film. It is easy to see why it won Best Picture. One of the main characters, George Valentin, was much like real life silent film star John Gilbert. Jean Dujardin absolutely deserved his Best Actor Oscar. Berenice Bejo was also wonderful and Uggie should have won a special Oscar. I've seen "The Artist" twice and am ready to watch it again. It is one of those rare, magical films that don't come along very often. Another magical film I fell in love with in 1992 and highly recommend is "Strictly Ballroom," directed by Baz Luhrmann.