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Andy Serkis on Performance Capture: “You can’t be vain and do this”

"Acting is acting at the end of the day, but playing these kinds of characters, there's an element of being fearless to play them." - Andy Serkis

Watch: Andy Serkis Talks Motion Capture, His Career and More

This week saw the release of the final film in The Lord of the Rings saga, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Out of the dozens of actors who appeared in the series, the one whose career was most defined by the six-film franchise is Andy Serkis, who portrayed Gollum in the series and revolutionized motion capture performance. Serkis has since provided motion capture work for King Kong, The Adventures of Tintin, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, winning dozens of awards in the process. In this conversation presented ... Read more

Andy Serkis on his Motion-Capture Career: “It’s the most liberating tool for an actor”

One of the highlights of the latest summer film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, is the moving performance by Andy Serkis. His motion-capture performance has had fans captivated since he played Gollum in the Lord of the Rings franchise. For the British actor, he talks about the challenges of creating emotional depth through digital technology. He shared, “One of the hardest things to do is to create characters which are emotionally engaging and truthful.” One of the biggest outcries from Serkis’ films is the fact that his work isn’t recognized by some of the awards shows. His motion-capture ... Read more

Newest Trailer for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Cast: Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Toby Kebbell, Kodi Smith-McPhee, Enrique Murciano, Kirk Acevedo Director: Matt Reeves Written by: Mark Bomback and Rich Jaffa & Amanda Silver, based characters created by Rick Jaffa & ... Read more

WonderCon: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Press Conference with Gary Oldman & Andy Serkis

Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis and Director Matt Reeves were at WonderCon to talk about the upcoming, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I loved the first one and can’t wait for this to come out. Serkis is terrific in everything and to watch him go to e-to-toe with Oldman will be a blast. In the sequel, the genetically evolved apes – led by Caesar (Serkis) – is threatened by a band of human survivors (Oldman is one of them). They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of ... Read more

Andy Serkis on Motion Capture: “It’s acting. It’s not a genre of acting, it’s not a type of acting. It’s acting”

One of the things I'm looking forward to most in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is seeing the undisputed master of motion capture, Andy Serkis, once again stepping into the digital role of Gollum, the character that put motion capture on the map. In an interview with CBS News, Serkis talks about how he went from just performing Gollum's voice in the Lord of the Rings trilogy to performing the character via motion capture and what he feels about motion capture becoming an Oscar category.

Watch Andy Serkis as a Pre-CGI Caesar in this ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Clip

Take a look and it's no wonder that FOX and Franco are trying to get Serkis an Oscar nomination for his fantastic work in the film.

James Franco on Andy Serkis: “There is an acting revolution that has taken place”

Count previous Oscar nominee James Franco as one of the many voices calling for the Oscars to recognize co-star Andy Serkis' spellbinding performance as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

Fox Pursuing ‘Best Actor’ Oscar Nomination for ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ Andy Serkis

20th Century Fox is committing to pushing an Oscar campaign on behalf of Andy Serkis for his motion capture portrayal of Caesar.

Review: ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is not only the best movie of the summer, it's one of the best movies of the year. As of this writing, it's definitely in my list of top five films.

5 Clips and 2 Featurettes from ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’

Here's 5 clips from the film and 2 featurettes. If you don't have time to watch the clips, at least watch the featurettes. They show Serkis in his mo-cap suit and they intersperse that with the actual film so you can see the end result.

Watch: Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s “Tin Tin” Comic-Con Panel

Spielberg: "I think that is the secret to great acting. You have to bring your imagination to the party. You gotta have a great imagination. You've got to bring it to the day when you're working."

Trailer: Steven Spielberg’s “The Adventures of TinTin” starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

Director: Steven Spielberg Cast: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook Writers: Edgar Wright, Steven Moffat, Joe Cornish