‘The Artist’ Star Jean Dujardin’s Smokin’ ‘Funny or Die’ Video

The ArtistWell, this is counterintuitive. Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin follows up his lauded turn in The Artist as a cigarette spokesperson? 

Well, not exactly. This is Funny or Die — or le funny ou die in French — territory. Dujardin does his darndest, charmingest best to make the detrimental pastime look sexy and cool, but even this debonair Frenchman can’t do it. But just in case, the parody commercial comes with a Surgeon General’s Warning: Please do not let Mr. Dujardin’s charms sway you to smoke. 
While Dujardin’s charm certainly merits some sort of warning, it’s obvious that the filthy habit’s time has passed — even if he is bringing Snickers-flavored death sticks into the mix. 

Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.