Tillman blazed a viral video trail in 2007 and has since rolled his way into stardom. The world’s most famous skateboarding bulldog has racked up almost 20 million views of his talent-showcasing YouTube video.
Okay, so she’s not American, but her talent was too big – and generous – to ignore. Mini, a former shelter cat, helps other shelter animals by painting works of art that her owners then sell to benefit other rescue cats.
“He was just born to be a showman,” says Sarah Clifford, who works with Uggie’s trainer, Omar von Muller. The award-winning Jack Russell terrier may have retired from doing films, but he’s still very much in the spotlight.
Crystal the capuchin monkey’s latest project is NBC’s new series Animal Practice, but her resume is already pages long, because she’s that good. “You know, Crystal has turned out to be just a miracle monkey,” her Hangover 2 costar said. “She’s incredible. She can do anything.”
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