The Artist won the Golden Globe for best comedy at last night’s awards ceremony. The lead actor, Jean Dujardin, received the best actor award. Surely the real star of the film has to be Uggie, the Jack Russell. Here is what The Washington Post has to say about him.
“When you look at the character of George Valentin” — a silent-era movie star whose career ends with the arrival of talkies — “he’s selfish, egocentric, proud. He’s mean with his own wife, he’s not a positive character. But the fact is, the dog loves him and follows him during all the movie. What happens is, the audience trusts the dog. We think if the dog loves the guy, the guy has to be a good person.”