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John Goodman part of 2 Oscar-nominated films

February 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Actor John Goodman is savoring this time in his life. As a 30-year veteran of stage, screen and television, his resume now includes being part of two Oscar-nominated films in one year: "The Artist" and "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close."

It's a position he can wholeheartedly appreciate.

"It's nice to be in something, or in two things, that people seem to be enjoying so much," Goodman said.

And while he's enjoying the accolades "The Artist" is receiving, he also admits it was a challenge to make a silent film.

"The fact that Jean, the lead, spoke no English at the time, and I speak absolutely no French, or ever will, it made for some pretty interesting focus," he said.

But he thinks the quality of "The Artist" speaks volumes.

"It's a great movie to watch with other people," he said. "Better than sitting at home with a DVD."