History Creator / AndySerkis

3rd Sep '17 5:21:21 PM dlchen145
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Andy Serkis is an English actor, painter, and director, born April 20, 1964. He has three sisters and a brother. As a child, Serkis wanted to be an artist; he was fond of painting and drawing, and visualized himself working behind the scenes in productions. Serkis studied visual arts at Lancaster University. There he became involved in mechanical aspects of the theatre and did stage design and set building for theatrical productions. Then Serkis was asked to play a role in a student production, and made his stage debut in Barrie Keefe's play ''Gotcha''; thereafter he switched from stage design to acting, which was a real calling that transformed his life.

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Andy Serkis Andrew "Andy" Clement Sarkisian is an English actor, painter, and director, born April 20, 1964. He has three sisters and a brother. As a child, Serkis wanted to be an artist; he was fond of painting and drawing, and visualized himself working behind the scenes in productions. Serkis studied visual arts at Lancaster University. There he became involved in mechanical aspects of the theatre and did stage design and set building for theatrical productions. Then Serkis was asked to play a role in a student production, and made his stage debut in Barrie Keefe's play ''Gotcha''; thereafter he switched from stage design to acting, which was a real calling that transformed his life.
28th Aug '17 5:56:38 AM JamesAustin
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6th Aug '17 2:47:24 PM Orca1_9904
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* ThoseTwoGuys: Has co-starred with JamieBell in ''Deathwatch'', ''King Kong'', and ''Tintin''.

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* ThoseTwoGuys: Has co-starred with JamieBell Creator/JamieBell in ''Deathwatch'', ''King Kong'', and ''Tintin''.
14th Jun '17 11:59:57 PM Saveelich
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* ''Film/JungleBookOrigins'' [[note]]Also his directorial debut[[/note]] (2017): Baloo

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* ''Film/JungleBookOrigins'' [[note]]Also his directorial debut[[/note]] (2017): (2018): Baloo
9th Feb '17 8:12:16 PM BookReaderUSA
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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (2015): Ulysses Klaue

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* ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'' (2015): Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse: Ulysses KlaueKlaue
** ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''
** ''Film/BlackPanther2018''
23rd Jan '17 4:40:03 PM jormis29
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** [[Film/StarWars8 Episode VIII]] (2017)

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** [[Film/StarWars8 Episode VIII]] ''Film/TheLastJedi'' (2017)
16th Dec '16 2:34:38 AM tenryufan
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* BreakthroughHit: As Gollum, still easily his most famous role.



* DirectedByCastMember: He became the second unit director of ''Film/TheHobbit'', and is the director of ''Film/JungleBookOrigins''.
* DyeingForYourArt: Of the weight/strength gain genre, to emulate Ian Dury's handicap left over from a bout of polio.
** Also packed on muscle to play Klaue in ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron''.



* FakeAmerican: Put on a New York accent for ''Film/ThePrestige''.



* RomanceOnTheSet: Met his future wife when they were in a stage production. They went on a date in character, and the rest is history.



* TalkingToHimself: As Gollum and Smeagol. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He even used both personas on the]] DVDCommentary of ''Return of the King''.
10th Dec '16 6:40:22 PM Saveelich
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In 1999, Andy Serkis [[StarMakingRole landed the prize role]] of Gollum in Creator/PeterJackson's epic film trilogy based on Creator/JRRTolkien's saga ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', which quickly made him the best known motion capture performer in the movie industry, and TropeNamer for SerkisFolk. He spent four years on the part and received awards and nominations for his performance as Gollum, a computer generated character in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' (2002) and ''The Return of the King'' (2003) which won eleven Oscars.[[note]] Many people feel Serkis should've at least been nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Gollum, but the Academy jury is still out on whether SerkisFolk performances are acting in the traditional sense that might fall under acting award criteria, instead of lesser special effects categories.[[/note]] Serkis also used this art form in his performance as Kong in ''Film/{{King Kong2005'', which won him a Toronto Film Critics Association Award (2005) for his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character, and a Visual Effects Society Award (2006) for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture.

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In 1999, Andy Serkis [[StarMakingRole landed the prize role]] of Gollum in Creator/PeterJackson's epic film trilogy based on Creator/JRRTolkien's saga ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', which quickly made him the best known motion capture performer in the movie industry, and TropeNamer for SerkisFolk. He spent four years on the part and received awards and nominations for his performance as Gollum, a computer generated character in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' (2002) and ''The Return of the King'' (2003) which won eleven Oscars.[[note]] Many people feel Serkis should've at least been nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Gollum, but the Academy jury is still out on whether SerkisFolk performances are acting in the traditional sense that might fall under acting award criteria, instead of lesser special effects categories.[[/note]] Serkis also used this art form in his performance as Kong in ''Film/{{King Kong2005'', Kong|2005}}'', which won him a Toronto Film Critics Association Award (2005) for his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character, and a Visual Effects Society Award (2006) for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture.
10th Dec '16 6:40:02 PM Saveelich
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In 1999, Andy Serkis landed the prize role of Gollum in Creator/PeterJackson's epic film trilogy based on Creator/JRRTolkien's saga ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', and in doing so became the best known motion capture performer in the movie industry, and TropeNamer for SerkisFolk. He spent four years on the part and received awards and nominations for his performance as Gollum, a computer generated character in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' (2002) and ''The Return of the King'' (2003) which won eleven Oscars.[[note]] Many people feel Serkis should've at least been nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Gollum, but the Academy jury is still out on whether SerkisFolk performances are acting in the traditional sense that might fall under acting award criteria, instead of lesser special effects categories.[[/note]] Serkis also used this art form in his performance as Kong in ''Film/KingKong2005'', which won him a Toronto Film Critics Association Award (2005) for his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character, and a Visual Effects Society Award (2006) for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture.

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In 1999, Andy Serkis [[StarMakingRole landed the prize role role]] of Gollum in Creator/PeterJackson's epic film trilogy based on Creator/JRRTolkien's saga ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', and in doing so became which quickly made him the best known motion capture performer in the movie industry, and TropeNamer for SerkisFolk. He spent four years on the part and received awards and nominations for his performance as Gollum, a computer generated character in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' (2002) and ''The Return of the King'' (2003) which won eleven Oscars.[[note]] Many people feel Serkis should've at least been nominated for an Oscar for his performance as Gollum, but the Academy jury is still out on whether SerkisFolk performances are acting in the traditional sense that might fall under acting award criteria, instead of lesser special effects categories.[[/note]] Serkis also used this art form in his performance as Kong in ''Film/KingKong2005'', ''Film/{{King Kong2005'', which won him a Toronto Film Critics Association Award (2005) for his unprecedented work helping to realize the main character, and a Visual Effects Society Award (2006) for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture.
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