Oscar-Nominated 'Artist' Star Jean Dujardin Under Fire For Sexy Movie Posters

| by Michael Allen

Jean Dujardin, nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in 'The Artist,' was under fire in France Thursday for a movie poster for the film 'Les Infideles' showing him holding a woman's legs in the air under the line "I'm going into a meeting."

France's advertising regulator ARPP said it received four complaints from the public offended by the ads, another of which shows co-star Gilles Lellouche with a woman who appears to be performing oral sex on him.

The ARPP asked that the posters be removed from billboards in Paris because they depicted women as sexual objects.

ARPP head Stephane Martin said the posters "present a degrading image of women, because in both cases you do not see the woman's face.... This is certainly presenting an image of women as objects, in this case sexual objects."