With his role as “The Dog” in THE ARTIST Uggie concquered the hearts of cinemagoers worldwide, more than 700.000 in Germany alone. Being a dog, he was never eligible for Oscar® nominations, even though Facebook campaigns tried to change the rules, but was awarded the Palm Dog Award in Cannes.
After spending much of his life at an animal shelter, Uggie was rescued by Omar von Muller and Sarah Clifford, who helped him launch his film career.
On August 7, Uggie had to be put to sleep after losing his battle against cancer. He was 13 years old.
Thank you Uggie for all the beautiful moments!