Julie Christie Just Wants a Dog

The Oscar-winning actress would like a canine pal – and maybe a new home in the U.S.

Posted: January 29, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Julie Christie can take or leave Oscar. What the actress really wants? A dog.

Christie, who is nominated for an Academy Award for her portrayal of an Alzheimer’s sufferer in “Away From Her,” will likely get both. She won a Screen Actors Guild award on Sunday night for the performance, and is considered a frontrunner in the Oscar race.

But when pressed during a recent interview to reveal her future career plans, all Christie could talk about were the more immediate goals of getting a dog, and settling down.

“I want a dog,” Christie told the Telegraph. “I want to be static enough in one place to have a dog.”

Christie, who won an Oscar for her role in the 1965 film “Darling,” says she would like to settle in the U.S., where she lived for a time during the 1970s.

“I am living in Wales,” Christie says. “It’s too much rain, isn’t it? It’s less pleasant to look at glorious scenery through rain-streamed windows. America is such a beautiful country and, if you respond to nature, it’s a pretty good place to be.”

“Away From Her” is now available on DVD.


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megan   somewherein, OH

1/29/2008 2:39:50 PM

good
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John 3:16

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Peter   Rye Brook, NY

1/29/2008 11:26:42 AM

Julie: I have a great dog. I'm a writer and a pretty good guy. Would you consider a package deal?

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Morgan   north olmsted, OH

1/29/2008 11:03:54 AM

Sweet

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Christy   Covina, CA

1/29/2008 10:04:33 AM

The phrase "Dogs aren't our whole life but they make our life whole" comes to mind!

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