Many people don't know this, but Buddy was the director and screenwriter for The Artist, this year's Academy Award winner for best picture! "A lot of people think that there is no script because The Artist is silent and has no dialogue. But writing it was the most challenging part. I think it's what I did best, actually." Clear off your bookcase and make room for the Oscar statuette when you adopt this Academy Award winner! Animal ID A252387 (Photo courtesy of Terri Burke).