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Dog Actors Who Are So Good They Deserve a Human Oscar

Dog Actors Who Are So Good They Deserve a Human Oscar

This post is pawwered by the folks at Sony to promote their new movie, Annie, in theaters December 19th! To celebrate the beautiful relationship between Annie and her rescue pup, Sandy, Sony encourages you to share a pic of your pup with the hashtag #ImARescueToo and tell the story of how your pup rescued you. For every person who uses the hashtag, Sony will donate $1 to the ASPCA to help more people find their Sandy!

Dogs have been sharing the silver screen with humans since the days of silent film, with the likes of Rin Tin Tin and Lassie becoming impawtant figures in movie history. Stealing the spawtlight from their human counterparts, here’s a list of scenes in which pups deliver their best Oscar-worthy pawformances.

1. Annie

No on-screen duo captures the hearts of humanity better than Annie and Sandy. <3 Be sure to check out the remake premiering on December 19th!


 
2. Marley and Me

The classic story of boy and girl fall in love, get dog, and their lives are forever changed. Heartwarming alert!


 
3. The Proposal

Even though the stunts are CGI, this pup deserves an award for being off-the-charts adorable.


 
4. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Who knew Shih Tzus could be so helpful in dangerous Shih-Tzu-ations?


 
5. Beethoven

It takes a remarkable dog actor to look blasé when covered in so much beautiful mud.


 
6. The Artist

Movieline editor S.T. VanAirsdale actually launched a “Consider Uggie” campaign and Facebook page demanding that Uggie should win a real Oscar.


 
7. I Am Legend

Not going to give any spoilers here, but most of the visceral emotions that audiences felt while watching this movie have to do with the dog… Not Will Smith. (Sorry Will!)


 
8. Airbud

Air Bud’s free throw is better than 99% of humanity.


 
9. Lassie

One word: Parkour.


 
10. Homeward Bound

Chance’s expression when Shadow gets in trouble? Shadow’s pawformance when he falls into the railroad pit? Dalmatian spot-on.


 
11. Finding Neverland

It’s a rare breed of pup that can waltz with Johnny Depp.


 

12. Hachiko: A Dog’s Story

Richard Gere’s eyebrows have stiff competition with this pup. In the movie, Hachi the dog is played by three pups, Chico, Layla, and Forrest.

Featured Image via For The Love of Dog

This post is sponsored by the folks at Sony to promote their new movie, Annie, in theaters December 19th! If you’ve got a story of how your pup rescued you, share a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #ImARescueToo and Sony will donate $1 for every hashtag to the ASPCA to help more people find their Sandy!

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