If you haven’t had the chance to see The Artist, I highly recommend you go see it, especially while it’s still in theaters. I mean how often is it that you can watch a black and white, silent movie on the big screen? I watched it in one of Los Angeles’ last single screen theaters that was built in 1929 and it was ah-maaaazing!
The breakthrough actor of the movie that had fans vying for him to win an Oscar was none other than canine superstar Uggie, the Jack Russell Terrier. He stole the show at the Golden Globes and we all wondered if he would be allowed to attend the Oscars. Thankfully he was, and was present when the film won Best Oscar.
2 days after the whirlwind of winning the Oscars, I photographed Uggie for Nintendo of America with their PR firm Golin Harris. While Uggie has retired from the big screen, his next gig is working as Nintendo’s first-ever spokesdog. When he’s not busy working for Mario, Uggie loves playing nintendogs+cats on the Nintendo 3DS.
You might be wondering if winning an Oscar has gone to Uggie’s head. Let me tell you, he’s still the nicest dog in showbiz. And if it wasn’t obvious, his trainer/owner Omar Von Mueller is absolutely amazing at what he does. And he’s truly a very, very nice guy too - which goes a long way in my book!
Huge thanks to Brian, Omar, Katie, Grace and Dior at Golin Harris and Tiffany at Nintendo. And of course, thank you to Uggie for being so much fun to photograph.