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17 Things You Never Knew About The Animals In Your Favorite Movies

You know, the REAL stars of the show.

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3. Viggo Mortensen adopted the horses he rode during Lord of the Rings and Hidalgo.

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He also purchased the horse of Arwen's stunt double and gave it to her, as she fell in love with it but could not afford it herself.

4. Actress Sophie Turner adopted the dog who played her direwolf, Lady.

15. The cat held by Marlon Brando in The Godfather was a stray found by director Francis Ford Coppola, and wasn't originally in the script.

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The cat was found wandering the Paramount Studios parking lot before being scooped up and cast in the film.