Even when the focus of a film or TV show is on its human stars, cameos and small parts by animals can quickly snatch attention away from the headlining actors. Click through to see our list of scene-stealing animals:
's character in the 1991 comedy "City Slickers" adopts a calf and names him Norman.
Once Punxsutawney Phil poked his head above ground, all hell broke loose -- at least in one of the seemingly infinite amount of days Bill Murray
endured in the 1993 comedy "Groundhog Day."
Digby, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in 2014's "The Interview" proved to be both precious and integral to the film's climactic end.
The cat in "Inside Llewyn Davis" knew no bounds, escaping multiple times and heading off to faraway places.
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Talking bulldog Mr. Beefy made "Little Nicky" with Adam Sandler
a whole lot more fun.
The snake in 2000's "Road Trip" got memorably mouthy.
The tiger in the bathroom in 2009's "The Hangover" put a night of drunken debauchery among a group of guys over the top.
Comet the Golden Retriever in "Full House" was pretty handy sometimes.
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The bear in "The Revenant" is easily among the most ferocious in cinema history.
Lucky the cat took some attention away from the famously smart-mouthed Alf in this 1990s sitcom.
Baxter! The pooch from "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" was quite the little survivor.
Oscar bit Larry David
so hard in an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" that he had to go to the doctor -- and have a very uncomfortable conversation about it.
If dogs could win Oscars, Uggie, who played the dog in "The Artist," would have easily earned the film its sixth Academy Award.
The kidnapped kitten that was named after a movie star stole some laughs from Jordan Peele
and Keegan-Michael Key in the comedy "Keanu."
Toto was Dorothy's prized pet in 1939's "The Wizard of Oz." But did you know his real name? It was Terry.
The Lone Ranger wouldn't be right without his trusty steed Silver.
Ferguson is Winston's scene-stealing cat on Fox's "New Girl," starring Zooey Deschanel
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We all know what happens to Marley the Lab at the end of 2008's "Marley & Me."
Marcel the monkey kept Ross company on "Friends."
Yes, Clint Eastwood
acted opposite an orangutan called Clyde in the 1978 adventure comedy "Every Which Way But Loose."
When a guy gets severely downsized in the 1957 sci-fi film "The Incredible Shrinking Man," suddenly a house cat poses imminent danger.
won an Oscar for playing a grump who got hoodwinked into caring for a dog named Verdell in "As Good as It Gets" -- also starring Helen Hunt
Orion the cat has an entire missing galaxy hanging from his collar in 1997's "Men in Black," starring Tommy Lee Jones
and Will Smith
Don't you dare mess with Mr. Jinx, precious cat to military man played by Robert De Niro
in "Meet the Parents."
It was the cat in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" that brought the two lovers (played by Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard) together in the end.