Dujardin featured in Clooney’s directorial venture “The Monuments Men”.
The French actor was amazed by the Hollywood actor-director’s dedication to work while shooting the movie which also stars Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and Bill Murray, reports contactmusic.com.
Asked how he fitted in among the A-list cast, Dujardin said: “By being a clown, it’s the best way to bond, humour… You have people who never stop like John Goodman and George, he’s like a locomotive. He needs harmony. He’s still amazed by his status and his enjoyment of the scenery, the work. He’s not blase.”
The actor has fond memories of the first time Clooney contacted him about the film.
“George Clooney sent me an email two years ago, I was in my bathing suit at the time. He said, ‘I’m making a film called ‘The Monuments Men’ and there’s a French guy role in it, do you want to come have fun with us?’ I sent him back a mail saying, ‘It’s not possible, leave me alone – I’m on holiday’, with a photo attached of me with my hair sticking up everywhere.
“He sent me back one of him with long hair in the 1980s so I said, ‘Okay, you win, I’m coming.’ I then told him it was going to take me a good 15 days to understand his script. It’s always very easy (working) with George,” he added.