Jean Dujardin gets hero's welcome in France

Wednesday February 29, 2012

Still on a high after his historic Oscar win – he's the first Frenchman to be named best actor – Jean Dujardin is given a hero's welcome by his fellow countrymen.

Clutching his statuette high above his head, Hollywood's newest matinee idol made his way through at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, surrounded by a throng of fans.

The crush was so intense he needed police and minders to help him make his way out. 

 It was a similar story when the 39-year-old left LA, where he tirelessly signed autographs for eager admirers.

As he told French journalists shortly after accepting the trophy from Natalie Portman: "Apparently it's not a dream, he (Oscar) is here, and I feel very well, I feel very happy.

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