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Oscar Stars and the Animals They LoveFrom Jean Dujardin to Brad Pitt, this year's nominees have a soft spot for furry (and scaly!) friends
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Updated: Monday Feb 27, 2012 | 05:45 AM EST
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The War Horse director has horses of his own, while the film's star had never ridden one before his breakout role. Irvine regularly keeps company with a cat named Womble, which he shares with his brother.
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