'The Artist' Blooper Reel: Silent But Deadly

[caption id="attachment_94404" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Weinstein Company"]Jean Dujardin in The Artist[/caption]

"The Artist" is indisputably the belle of the award season ball, having already won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy of Musical to become the presumptive frontrunner for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. But now it looks like the ode to the silent film era is aiming for another accolade: Best Blooper Reel.

And once you get a look at the outtakes, we have a feeling it will capture your vote as well.

As you probably know by now, "The Artist" features French stars Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo as two silent movie headliners whose careers head in very different directions after they meet in the Hollywood of the 1920s. It's one of the most fun and friendly films in years, but considering the whole thing is silent — as in, no dialogue — you wouldn't expect a blooper reel to exactly be the stuff of legend, right?

Well, "The Artist" has been surprising viewers ever since it first debuted at Cannes last year, so why should its blooper reel be any different? Check it out, courtesy of Deadline — and see why "The Artist" is silently becoming a fan favorite around the world: