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Frame Grab: Who's that adorable dog in 'Beginners'?

June 6, 2011 |  8:30 am

Ewan  McGregor was becoming anxious toward the end of production on the comedy-drama "Beginners." The actor had fallen in love with his co-star, a 9-year-old Jack Russell terrier named Cosmo, and knew their days together would be coming to an end.   

"I was looking for a replacement for Cosmo because I couldn’t stand the idea of not having him around," said McGregor, an unabashed dog fanatic. So he adopted a little poodle mix named Sid. "I found my dog on the last day of the shoot. He is gorgeous and my little Cosmo replacement."

Cosmo nearly steals the show from the human stars of "Beginners," which includes McGregor, Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent.  The film, which opened Friday to strong reviews, is based on writer/director Mike Mills’ relationship with his father. McGregor plays Oliver, a young man who has had a hard time committing to relationships. Oliver inherits a Jack Russell, Arthur, from his father after the man dies.
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