But not how you thought. Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier whose acrobatics were on full display in the silent-era send-up “The Artist” (this year’s Oscar winner) became the first dog to leave his prints on Hollywood Boulevard, next to such big-screen royalty as Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable. Dressed in a bow tie yesterday Uggie pressed his paws into the cement in a ceremony that also marked his retirement from the movies. The ten-year-old mascot, who became French actor Jean Dujardin’s sidekick in “Artist,” will from now on appear at charity events, his trainer said.
“Everybody thinks I am great trainer. I don’t think so. I think he is just a great dog,” trainer Omar von Muller said during the print ceremony, thanking Uggie’s fans and his thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook.