Thursday, September 1, 2011
Andy Serkis: The Man, the Myth, the Legend
Serkis is most famous for his work as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This role should have potentially landed him an Academy Award nomination for Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Even though Serkis himself is clouded in CGI his acting is beyond stellar; he proves that even with more and more CGI being used that the actor is still important. Serkis also played Kong in Peter Jackson's adaptation of King Kong (2005); he brought humanity to the "beast."
Serkis will of course reprise his role in both The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. He will also be lending his voice to the animated film directed by Steven Spielberg The Adventures of Tin Tin. I hope in the near future he is rewarded for immense talent. I doubt the Oscars will pay attention to his work as Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Just like with Gollum the Academy does not understand this evolution of acting. Serkis brings things to a new level, and I am excited to see where he goes next.