Red Carpet Rovers: Cosmo from ‘Beginners’

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2011 may have been The Year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese calendar, but in Hollywood the year that we just said so long to was The Year of the Dog. A plethora of pups played prominent roles in the success of silver screen hits during the 12-month period, including a charismatic canine called Cosmo.

Following are five fun facts about the nine-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who charmed audiences as Arthur in the Golden Globe-winning romantic dramedy Beginners:

  • Prior to his days as a ‘pup’arrazi magnet, Cosmo lived at a Jack Russell Terrier rescue organization.
  • Christopher Plummer, who won a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in Beginners, praised his canine co-star during his acceptance speech.
  • Cosmo learned his lovable antics from his trainer/Mom Mathilde de Cagny, who has also taught such talented tail-waggers as Moose, who made TV viewers laugh on the comedy classic Frasier, and Moose’s son Enzo, who stole the hearts of movie fans in My Dog Skip.
  • Cosmo’s first claim to fame was his role in the Disney flick Hotel for Dogs.
  • Ewan McGregor formed such a strong bond with Cosmo that he dreaded the day when filming on Beginners came to an end. Inspired by his friendship with his new four-legged friend, on the day the movie wrapped the acclaimed actor adopted a Poodle mix from The Lange Foundation, a Los Angeles non-profit which has saved the lives of more than 20,000 shelter dogs and cats since its founding in 1993.

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About Grace Sydney

Grace Sydney is the Assistant Editor of and, covering celebrity-related rescue news. She operates the @HollywoodDogs Twitter account sharing information on celebrity fundraising for rescues and shelters.

  • Who knew? That was a fun video about a movie I’ve not seen, but now it is definitely on my list!