Last weekend, USA Today featured their nominations for animals worthy of Oscars from movies released in 2011. Along with the horse from War Horse and the bear from We Bought a Zoo, there were three canine stars on the list.
Uggie, “The Dog” from The Artist, is recognized for playing shy at the breakfast table, playing dead, and participating in a “life-saving sequence that would have made Lassie proud.” In true star fashion, this 10-year old Jack Russell Terrier has taken to posting his musings on Twitter.
Cosmo, “Arthur” from Beginners, is also a Jack Russell. After being rescued from a shelter, Cosmo stole the scene from Ewan McGregor when McGregor’s character gave Arthur a tour of their new house. McGregor was so enamored of the dog, he went out an adopted a poodle mix after the movie was in the can. According to Cosmo’s trainer Mathilde de Cagny, McGregor “just couldn’t go on without a dog after that.”
The three dogs simultaneously known as Maximilan in Hugo. Martin Scorses’s first 3-D film features Sacha Baron Cohen as a train station inspector on the trail of an orphan who lives in a Paris train station. Cohen’s sidekick, Maximilian, was played by three Dobermans, including Blackie, a “smarter” female who was needed for complicated scenes. (I won’t even go there – my boss is a man!)
Check out the whole story in USA Today.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!