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Hollywood Goes to the Dogs: A Movie Event + A Few of Our Favorite Famous Pooches

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Woof! An event this Wednesday hosted by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is focusing on the role dogs have played in movies and television, and to get everyone thinking paws-itively about famous four-legged friends, we've rounded up a look at some of our favorite star pooches.

The event, which includes a screening of the 1925 film "Clash of the Wolves" starring Rin Tin Tin, will also feature author Susan Orlean, and some top Hollywood dog trainers. The classic film will be shown with live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla. Orlean has penned the book "Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend."

"More than any other four-legged actor, the dog has achieved a unique stardom with such long-lasting box office stars as Strongheart, Teddy, Lassie, Pete the Pup, Benji and particularly Rin Tin Tin," notes the Oscars folks.

Our look back at dogs in cinema history include some Disney favorites (break out the hankies!), pop-culture favorites, and contemporary classics. If we missed your favorite, let us know!

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The Academy's event is Wednesday, June 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Door open at 6:30 p.m. and ticked seating is unreserved. Tickets are $5 general admission/$3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID (limit 2 at the discounted price).