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Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:00 pm | Updated: 11:50 pm, Sat May 17, 2014.

Dogs of all sizes, shapes and breeds tried their best to earn a canine star Saturday during a Rin Tin Tin look-alike contest outside the Jean Cocteau Cinema — but only one, Maximus, took the top honor.

Author Susan Orlean, who, along with fellow judges author George R.R. Martin and Teca Tu pet boutique employee Mira Lopez, said the 3-year-old German shepherd owned by Glen Miller not only could stand in for the star but showed leadership qualities during the fun contest, which drew 25 contestants.

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