Oh it’s work, don’t doubt it. It’s deliberate, don’t doubt that either. But...

He is having a good time. And that might be the difference.

Jean Dujardin took the SAG and the BAFTA. He’s imitating John Travolta on Jay Leno:

He’s being delightful for Funny Or Die:

And he showed up on Saturday Night Live and was ADORABLE. See that video here.

Oh yeah, and his BAFTA acceptance speech was pretty great too:

While the others pursue it with mechanical obligation and, in a sense, greed, Jean Dujardin looks like he’s actually enjoying. That it’s happening organically. If he’s acting, well, give it to him. Because he’s doing it that much better than the others.