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No matter where the rest of their careers take them, The Artist costars will always be friends. “Jean was so good with Uggie,” says dog trainer Sarah Clifford. “They really, really, really were close, and Uggie took direction from Jean. They had a pretty tight bond by the end of filming.”
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The Descendants told Esquire magazine he rubbed meatballs on his shoes before an introductory meeting with his dog Einstein to ensure the rescue pup would fall for him. Was there ever any doubt that would happen?
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The Help star’s three-legged pooch most certainly cheered her on on Hollywood’s biggest night.
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The globe-trotting Jolie-Pitt clan travels with their English bulldog Jacques. let 60 Minutes film the pooch during an interview last year.
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The Albert Nobbs star is never far from her main men, dogs Bill and Jake. “I take them to work with me every day when I’m doing Damages,” she told PEOPLE in 2009.
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The My Week with Marilyn , seen here in 2008’s Wendy and Lucy, told Ellen DeGeneres last year that she and her daughter Matilda brought home a puppy named Lucky.
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It was the actress’s hilarious turn as puppy-loving oddball Megan that had audiences cheering for the Bridesmaids star to win her first Oscar.
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Long before she was cast as The Iron Lady, Streep morphed into Scottish deerhound lover and author Karen Blixen in 1985’s Out of Africa.
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JEREMY IRVINE & STEVEN SPIELBERG
The War Horse director has horses of his own, while the film’s star had never ridden one before his breakout role. Irvine regularly keeps company with a cat named Womble, which he shares with his brother.
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The Moneyball actor showed no fear as he held a pint-sized gator in this Twitter photo taken last year.
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He commanded this regal creature in last year’s Red Riding Hood, but the British actor is said to be more fond of much smaller companions: cats.