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4-legged star of 'The Artist' is Hollywood's top dog

February 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
You could call him the big screen's official top dog. Uggie, the four-legged star in "The Artist," is the first to receive a Golden Collar Award for work in a feature film.

"He has been my buddy forever, and a great performer, but at the same time he is a great family member, he sleeps with us, and he is getting kinda old, and it's just overwhelming," said Uggie's trainer, Omar Von Muller. "Thank you so much!"

Dogs of all shapes and sizes were on hand for the one-of-a-kind red carpet. And while Uggie seems to know he's slayed audiences with his performance in "The Artist," this 10-year-old star is on his way to retirement.

"That was pretty much his big shot that he had, now he's having fun, taking pictures, coming out here, and licking the lady's faces. He's just become a Brad Pitt all of a sudden," Von Muller said.