Andy Serkis

Be magnificent. Life's short. Get out there. You can do it. Everyone can do it. Everyone.Andy Serkis

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Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre.Andy Serkis

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My livelihood depends on the art of animators.Andy Serkis

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In terms of animation, animators are actors as well. They are fantastic actors. They have to draw from how they feel emotionally about the beat of a scene that they're working on. They work collaboratively.Andy Serkis

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I never felt totally, 100%, patriotically English... I'd seen a lot of the world by an early age - sort of spent a lot of time traveling around Lebanon and I'd seen Babylon, and Damascus, and all sorts of places in the Middle East by the time I was ten. Then we'd return to Ruslip in West London... Done a fair bit of traveling really.Andy Serkis

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I'm quite contrary. If people agree on something, I tend to gravitate the other way by my nature. I don't like to be told what to do. I think it goes back to school. I like to do things I want to do and I really don't like doing what I don't want to do.Andy Serkis

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People think, 'Oh, well how can 'The Hobbit,' which is one book, become three films?' But you can take one line from an appendice and it turns into a whole sequence.Andy Serkis

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I do have anger management issues. Not clinical. Probably no more than most people.Andy Serkis

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I'm a shockingly bad sleeper. In bed very late. Awake at the crack of dawn.Andy Serkis

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I think Caesar is one of the most empathetic characters that I've played. I think that's the key to a successful leadership. Being able to keep your ears open at all times.Andy Serkis

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I have a company in the U.K., a performance-capture studio. We're looking to push the boundaries of performance-capture technology in film and video games, but also in live theater, using real-time performance capture with actors onstage, and combining that with holographic imagery.Andy Serkis

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I want to link together ancient forms of storytelling and the future.Andy Serkis

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It was a fairly happy childhood. My father was working away, and my mum brought up five kids all on her own.Andy Serkis

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What's fantastic is that there's a real growing appreciation for performance-capture technology as a tool for acting.Andy Serkis

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Gorillas have a belch vocalization, which is sort of like, 'I'm OK, you're OK.' They do a pig grunt, which is reprimanding. They sing, they laugh, and they hoot, which grows into a chest-beating display.Andy Serkis

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Originally, I thought, 'Gollum's such a fantastic character, why are you doing him CG? Surely you need to be able to humanise him as much as possible - he's so full of pathos and real emotion.'Andy Serkis

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Performance capture is a tool that young actors will need in the next 10, 20 years. It's on the increase, as you say. It's not going away.Andy Serkis

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My take is that acting is acting. A performance is a performance. With performance capture, if you don't get the performance on the day, you can't enhance the performance.Andy Serkis

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Gollum is Gollum - though in 'Lord of the Rings' he's 600 years old and in 'The Hobbit' he's 540, so he looks a little bit more handsome.Andy Serkis

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I don't see a difference between playing a performance capture role and a live action role, they're just characters to me at the end of the day and I'm an actor who wants to explore those characters in fantastically written scripts. The only caveat is a good story is a good character.Andy Serkis

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I've always thought of acting as a tool to change society. I watch a lot of actors and I see panic in their eyes because they don't know why they act and I know why I act. Whether I'm a good or a bad actor, I know why I do it.Andy Serkis

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I'd already started directing short films when we were doing 'Lord of the Rings,' then videogame projects.Andy Serkis

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I can get on with all different sorts of people, and I never feel homesick, particularly, or I've never felt kind of patriotic towards any one country.Andy Serkis

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We've never had nannies. We've had great grandparents, great support from family, and the kids have been on every set: they've seen me play Gollum, King Kong, Captain Haddock, the lot. They totally get it, and they want to go into the business. Ruby, my daughter, is very keen to become an actress.Andy Serkis

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You never really know why you become an actor: it's a visceral thing, an emotional thing.Andy Serkis

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I stayed in Baghdad every summer until I was 14. My dad's sister is still there, but many of my relatives have managed to get out. People forget that there are still people there who are not radicalized in any particular direction, trying to live normal lives in a very difficult situation.Andy Serkis

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Everybody thinks performance capture is about thrashing around and doing a lots of movement, but it's actually about being able to contain and think and be believed in a close-up, as much as anything else.Andy Serkis

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I'm in the early stages of a film called 'Freezing Time' about Eadweard Muybridge, the Victorian photographer who was really the forefather of cinema. Digital animators still treat his images like the Bible. He was a very obsessed man.Andy Serkis

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Mountaineering has always been a huge hobby of mine.Andy Serkis

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Climbing's always been a massive hobby of mine up until, kind of, recent times when I've had family, but no, it's been a driving passion in my life, and, uh, I've always wanted to climb the Matterhorn. It was the mountain that, sort of, inspired me to climb, as a youngster.Andy Serkis

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