Uggie is a 9-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who is one of the best parts of the film The Artist, which some people consider an oscar frontrunner.
It's a black and white movie about a silent-film star who falls for his co-star. Though it seems the true love of his life is his dog, who accompanies him everywhere.
Uggie is a real star of the picture. It's just too bad that the Academy has an old rule making animals unable to be receive awards.
Uggie did attend the premiere of The Artist and walked the red carpet in a cute little bow tie but wasn't allowed into Grauman's Chinese Theatre because only seeing-eye dogs are permitted inside.
He is such a natural actor because instead of knowing 100s of tricks like other actor dogs, he only knows 20.
Uggie has a secret passion: hot dogs. He's crazy for hot dogs.
An actor in a supporting role in Uggie's film said:
"[Uggie's co-star] said he had to go into the sausage business because he had so many on him to keep Uggie’s interest. If you don’t have sausages, you are no more interesting to Uggie than a lamppost."
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