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Beowulf (Max from "Terminator 2: Judgement Day") (Dog)

Breed: German Shepherd | Adopted 1991

In the 1990s, director James Cameron had a German Shepherd named Beowulf (nicknamed “Wulfie.”) Beowulf played John Connor’s dog, Max, in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Beowulf can be seen barking in the backyard of Connor’s stepparents. In that scene, John Connor calls his foster parents and the T-1000 answers in disguise, then Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800 copies Connor’s voice to reply to the T-1000. The T-800 asks Connor what his dog’s name is, and Connor replies, “Max.” The T-800 then asks Connor’s foster mom, “What’s wrong with Wulfie?” and she doesn’t correct him. So the T-800 knows that she’s actually the T-1000 and then tells Connor, “Your foster parents are dead.” And if you watch the Director’s Cut, there is a very sad scene where Max is killed by the T-1000…

Pugsley Jr. (Dog)

Breed: German Shepherd | Adopted 1984

In The Terminator, Linda Hamilton, playing Sarah Connor, has a German Shepherd named Pugsley Jr. Pugsley Jr. appears at the end of the movie and in the photo of Sarah Connor in a jeep in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Pugsly Jr. is named after Connor’s pet iguana, Pugsly.

James Cameron

James Cameron Pets


August 16, 1954 (69)

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James Cameron is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer known for his iconic films such as Titanic, Aliens, The Terminator, Avatar, and True Lies. He has achieved immense success throughout his career, with a total gross box office of over $6 billion. He started his career as a special effects artist and began directing in the early 1980s. His first feature film, Piranha Part Two: The Spawning, was released in 1982 and was followed by The Terminator in 1984. This movie was an immediate hit, and marked the beginning of a long and successful partnership between Cameron and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Titanic was a major success, earning Cameron an Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director. He followed up his success with Avatar in 2009, which earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Director and was the highest-grossing film of all time until Avengers: Endgame was released in 2019. Cameron has also worked with a number of other actors such as Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet.