(FAMOUS ANIMALS) Even though Uggie wasn’t nominated for an Academy Award this past season, the scene-stealing star from The Artist is moving on to his next greatest feat: writing a memoir. After announcing his retirement earlier this year due to a neurological disorder, the 10-year-old pooch hopes to release Uggie: My Story by October. Read on to learn more about what to expect from this much-anticipated text. — Global Animal
Time, Melissa Locker
Uggie, the adorable Jack Russell who starred in The Artist, is “writing” a memoir. The 10-year-old scene-stealing terrier retired earlier this year due to a neurological disorder and found himself with some time on his paws. In time-honored Hollywood tradition, he is using his newly found free time to work on his autobiography. Uggie: My Story, transcribed by presumed dog whispering-psychic Wendy Holden, is due out in October from Gallery Books.
Uggie boasts a resume most bipedal actors would kill for: in addition to his role in the Oscar-winning French film he’s also appeared with George Clooney in The Descendants and worked with Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in Water for Elephants. Hopefully he’ll dish about life on the set, and about how it felt to be snubbed for a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his work in The Artist.
With any luck he will also discuss winning top honors at the Golden Collar Awards despite a campaign by Hugo director Martin Scorsese in support of his canine star, Blackie the Doberman — including a scathing anti-Uggie editorial in the Los Angeles Times. There’s nothing like a good Scorsese feud to spice up a memoir.