When an audition changed cinema forever.

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Lancelloti

Lancelloti

Ай бұрын

no wonder he is one of the best actors of his generation.
#planetoftheapes #gollum #lordoftherings #andyserkis
The video begins by exploring Serkis's iconic role as Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, where he revolutionized motion capture technology and brought a beloved literary character to life with unparalleled depth and emotion. We witness the evolution of Serkis's craft through his mesmerizing portrayal of Caesar in the "Planet of the Apes" reboot series, where his motion capture performances garnered critical acclaim and redefined the boundaries of what is possible in acting.
As the narrative unfolds, we journey through Serkis's diverse filmography, from his captivating performance as King Kong to his chilling portrayal of Supreme Leader Snoke in the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy. Each role showcases Serkis's unparalleled versatility and his ability to imbue even the most fantastical characters with humanity and complexity.

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@dane_diliegro
@dane_diliegro Ай бұрын
I was the Predator in the film PREY. This video hit home for me.. great work,
@lancelloti.
@lancelloti. Ай бұрын
wow, thank you very much man! I'm really glad to hear that, and congrats on your work!
@daks8888
@daks8888 Ай бұрын
That's awesome! I want to see Imaginary! Prey was a surprise for me actually. Not gonna lie.
@TheRealValus
@TheRealValus Ай бұрын
@@lancelloti. You never know who's watching.
@Caiyde
@Caiyde Ай бұрын
PREY was such a fantastic reinvention of the franchise. Congratulations on your part in that!
@failedartist3994
@failedartist3994 Ай бұрын
omg congrats! What an amazing performance!
@TheLyricalWrdsmth
@TheLyricalWrdsmth Ай бұрын
The industry did a good job of making sure we all know who Serkis is. True pioneer of his craft, really happy he has all the recognition he's gotten.
@squirrelsinjacket1804
@squirrelsinjacket1804 Ай бұрын
His performance really elevated Gollum into a main character in the movies
@Woodsaras
@Woodsaras Ай бұрын
Um, do you know what "pioneer" is?
@4nemek
@4nemek Ай бұрын
Dont forget tens of CGI artists and specialists worked on this characters
@LPyxel
@LPyxel Ай бұрын
​@@WoodsarasTo quote the definition off Google: The first develop or be the first to use or apply (a new method, area of knowledge, or activity). That's what Andy Serkis did with his performances of Gollum, King Kong, etc.
@classicuscomics
@classicuscomics Ай бұрын
The industry actually did their best to kill his career after lord of the rings, due to him not selling much of his workshop and technology to other studios. He’s even gone on record saying he fully expects never to be recognized by the acadamy as a result
@jameshill2450
@jameshill2450 Ай бұрын
Andy is so good that they created this whole category just so that they could give him an award.
@sreenivaskamath4243
@sreenivaskamath4243 Ай бұрын
The overlooking of motion capture performances by the Academy is baffling. Serkis should have won two Oscars by now for LOTR and Planet of the Apes. The Academy needs to seriously reconsider in including motion capture performances for acting categories.
@MollyHJohns
@MollyHJohns Ай бұрын
The Academy are just a bunch of Narcs liking looking at their own faces appearing on screen, hearing their own voices and then awarding themselves for it. Oh and each other, who has the same interests and hobbies, wealth and connections. They are into themselves most of the time.
@ericconrad8854
@ericconrad8854 Ай бұрын
@@sreenivaskamath4243 so much of acting is physical it makes so much sense.
@sreenivaskamath4243
@sreenivaskamath4243 Ай бұрын
@@ericconrad8854 motion capture is also physical. It's just that actors have a different tool that captures their performance.
@thedje4407
@thedje4407 Ай бұрын
@@sreenivaskamath4243he should get a lifetime achievement award for what he’s done if not we riot
@GhostRavenFIN
@GhostRavenFIN Ай бұрын
I also want to give praise to Peter Jackson for actually recognizing the potential of mo-capping his entire body performance instead of just recording voices. A true visionary.
@Banana_Split_Cream_Buns
@Banana_Split_Cream_Buns 28 күн бұрын
It reminds me of his willingness to accept Christopher Lee's advice about reaction to being stabbed in the back. He didn't let his ego get in the way.
@matthewglenguir7204
@matthewglenguir7204 25 күн бұрын
Only PJ could've made the trilogy
@CragScrambler
@CragScrambler 25 күн бұрын
Serkis also did alot of directing on those LOTR movies too,
@biscuit715
@biscuit715 8 күн бұрын
@@CragScrambler You're thinking of the Hobbit
@oyoystein
@oyoystein Ай бұрын
"He genuinely grasped Gollum's nature as an addict." Yeah, that's pretty spot on.
@adamcummings20
@adamcummings20 29 күн бұрын
He plays a great addict character in the BBC show Spooks too
@random22026
@random22026 4 күн бұрын
And a soul in torment--that too, is key.
@reizak8966
@reizak8966 Ай бұрын
That scene of Ian Mckellen breaking down while filming on a full greenscreen set just breaks my heart.
@FASynergy
@FASynergy Ай бұрын
As a stage actor, its literally fully thebopposite of why he fell in love with acting; to act *alongside others* to bring stories to life. What he had to do for much of The Hobbit was so cold and impersonal, especially when you remember that in LOTR, they did *everything they could* to have the actors acting alongside one another using forced perspectives.
@danieldelanoche2015
@danieldelanoche2015 Ай бұрын
​@FASynergy so much about the Hobbit movies and the filming process has me so mad even to this day tbh
@LeonardoMastrogiovanni
@LeonardoMastrogiovanni Ай бұрын
and the best part is that it is completely fabricated BS by people who do not understand CG and only hate on it because they don't understand it at all.
@ethanpayne4116
@ethanpayne4116 Ай бұрын
So depressing, and what an insult to Ian McKellan when he had already expressed so much discomfort with the sterility of greenscreen sets. We can only hope the industry learns its lesson and someday returns to a focus on interactions between live actors.
@MegaClaymore123
@MegaClaymore123 Ай бұрын
@@FASynergy the bopposite XD
@ExtoSee
@ExtoSee Ай бұрын
the fact he had no reference for the character is what’s absolutely unbelievable to me. To take words on a page and translate that to a real life character takes a true artist.
@joshwarrey3728
@joshwarrey3728 Ай бұрын
Serkis read the source material, like the real OG actor that he is
@ExtoSee
@ExtoSee Ай бұрын
@@joshwarrey3728 yea obviously but they are words on a page
@ShunyValdez
@ShunyValdez Ай бұрын
​@HotlikeSauce490 and those words sparked the imaginations of Sergis, Peter Jackson, and all of the movie crew. They did have reference, but they also have an artistic take on what will be seen on cinema.
@Draelyn
@Draelyn Ай бұрын
Because books don't count as references XD
@ShunyValdez
@ShunyValdez Ай бұрын
@@Draelyn why not? it's the source material.
@vanessajazp6341
@vanessajazp6341 Ай бұрын
Andy WAS Gollum! There will never be a better adaptation. Like Heath Ledger's Joker. Some performances simply cannot be outdone.
@The3rdGunman
@The3rdGunman 18 күн бұрын
F. Murray Abraham in "Amadeus". Flawless performance.
@joncarroll2040
@joncarroll2040 Ай бұрын
Andy Serkis deserves all the credit for reinventing the way voice acting is done, but his most memorable moment for me is "I can't swim" from Andor
@charlie7mason
@charlie7mason Ай бұрын
Instant dagger to the heart with such a simple line and subtle expression.
@chinaman1
@chinaman1 Ай бұрын
To be fair, they could've given him the award via the best actor/supporting actor award. He's not just standing in a recording booth wearing a cardigan or jumper because the booth is too cold and saying lines into a mic. He's actually physically acting just that his costume is added in later via a computer. If anything he deserves to get a best actor or best supporting actor award. He's just as physically there as we're the other actors, and to be honest, his job is harder to make believe.
@badaboum2
@badaboum2 Ай бұрын
I feel like that's unfair to voice actors, as well as to the other people who helped make his performance captures come to life.
@derrickhewitt6171
@derrickhewitt6171 Ай бұрын
He's phenomenal and he is a genius and a pioneer, but I wouldn't say for voice acting in general, just CGI character voice acting.
@mrb2349
@mrb2349 Ай бұрын
He single-handedly made Andor watchable.
@jefgirdler7232
@jefgirdler7232 Ай бұрын
I feel it's totally valid to consider Serkis one of the greatest actors alive. This MONUMENTAL series of films simply would not have had the impact it had without his unique and groundbreaking performance. That physicality was the secret sauce to making it feel real in a time when peoples' opinions of CGI was exclusively artifice.
@MsSunnyDenise
@MsSunnyDenise Ай бұрын
Well said!!
@zerojee6236
@zerojee6236 Ай бұрын
Hyperbole much?
@philliplewis1586
@philliplewis1586 Ай бұрын
@@zerojee6236 Literally no.
@bartsullivan4866
@bartsullivan4866 Ай бұрын
He puts the humanity in the CGI instead of just a fake looking background or character.
@joebloggs6922
@joebloggs6922 Ай бұрын
​@@zerojee6236 Not really. Serkis practically invented the motion capture technology. He has perfected the art (see him in planet of the apes and Mowgli as well amount other performances)
@forthefrogs
@forthefrogs Ай бұрын
The fact that he can embody the movements of several primates so well that there's a distinct difference in the body language that every viewer can understand is insane. It blows my mind to think about time and time again. He played all of the primates, not just the apes.
@misanthropicservitorofmars2116
@misanthropicservitorofmars2116 20 күн бұрын
Tbf, that’s our familial groups as animals. Now let’s see him embody a cheetah. Let’s really test his skills.
@FreeSpirit5150
@FreeSpirit5150 17 күн бұрын
Good point!
@Kusanagikaiser999
@Kusanagikaiser999 Ай бұрын
To me is still criminal that Andy Serkis never won a Oscar neither with Gollum or Caesar, both performance in...literally any of the 5 films he was are incredible and some of the biggest snubs in the Academy history as he didn't get a bloody nomination even
@wilwhimsey
@wilwhimsey Ай бұрын
Andy Serkis's audiobook versions of The Hobbit and LOTR are possibly the best audiobooks I've ever listened to.
@valonoob5283
@valonoob5283 Ай бұрын
Do you happen to know what the classical music was from minute 08:30?
@Ryanoceros06
@Ryanoceros06 Ай бұрын
I just started the 3rd book and audiobooks will never be the same for me. He kills it.
@rebeccamcnutt5142
@rebeccamcnutt5142 Ай бұрын
​@Ryanoceros06 If you get the chance, you gotta listen to the first book. The section with Tom Bombadil alone is worth it!
@zedas1
@zedas1 Ай бұрын
96% great. Tinyyyy issue Andy can't sing worth a damn and he has to do a few songs. The Serkis narrated LotR audiobooks are still 100% worth getting though.
@lrou511
@lrou511 Ай бұрын
The Hobbit by Bluefax and LOTR by Phil Dragash are the best.
@soakedbearrd
@soakedbearrd Ай бұрын
His role as gollum was major contributor to that masterpiece of a trilogy.
@valonoob5283
@valonoob5283 Ай бұрын
Do you happen to know what the classical music from minute 08:30 is called?
@soakedbearrd
@soakedbearrd Ай бұрын
Don’t know but it sounds more jazzy easy going than classical
@crashgordon83
@crashgordon83 Ай бұрын
That trilogy is one of those times where they just managed to get all the right people for everything from casting to crew. There’s a couple movies like that where you know if you replaced a single person the whole thing would fall apart. It’s not that the movie is bad is that you could tell it wouldn’t be nearly as great if even one person was changed because it would have had a ripple effect on everything else. Sometimes it does get to the point where your just like this movie shouldn’t work but it does just because they managed to get the exact right people. They brought something to the role that made it great that you wouldn’t have gotten from anyone else.
@mohammadmanhar8839
@mohammadmanhar8839 4 күн бұрын
@@valonoob5283 Ran Raiten - In Doubt hope this helps
@MummaLlama
@MummaLlama 12 күн бұрын
Andy is honestly such a talented actor AND director - his portrayal of Gollum was absolutely, bone chillingly PERFECT in every way. I think if Tolkien had seen it (and the adaptations in general) he would’ve been blown away. Nobody else could ever play that part, it was made for him
@samjordan32
@samjordan32 Ай бұрын
A 29k sub channel getting 3.1m views shows you how good this video is. Amazing stuff.
@Zaadin19
@Zaadin19 Ай бұрын
"I offered you peace, and you killed my family." Oh man that hits hard.
@darkknight17
@darkknight17 Ай бұрын
Free Palestine 🇵🇸🕊️🙏
@babelbabel2419
@babelbabel2419 Ай бұрын
@@darkknight17 Is slaughtering civilians your way of offering peace? That is sick.
@iwonttellmynametoamachine5422
@iwonttellmynametoamachine5422 Ай бұрын
@@darkknight17 Maybe they could have been set free, but atacking your neighbor.... dumb idea and now they get what they get....
@darkknight17
@darkknight17 Ай бұрын
@@iwonttellmynametoamachine5422 it's an ethnostate colony in the middle east actually...
@iwonttellmynametoamachine5422
@iwonttellmynametoamachine5422 Ай бұрын
@@darkknight17 So? I just said it's not gonna happen. Demanding peace after attacking first is such a dumb way to f yourself over in the negotiation. Stupid move is stupid. They fd up.
@lyledeyounges1276
@lyledeyounges1276 Ай бұрын
Andy Serkis must be any director’s dream - he is so committed and talented
@jazzx251
@jazzx251 Ай бұрын
So AI is going to replace actors like Andy Serkis? No it fucking isn't. No way in a million years,
@mrydobon
@mrydobon 18 күн бұрын
Andy could be given a lifetime achievement award now and no one would question it.
@joshmore7175
@joshmore7175 25 күн бұрын
He came into this film and made himself undeniable. Truly incredible
@marielpare8290
@marielpare8290 Ай бұрын
I remember when Return of the King was nominated in nearly every category, people were furious that both Andy Serkis and Sean Astin were snubbed for best supporting actor. And there were people debating whether or not a CGI character could be considered a full blown acting role, but as the video shows…..it’s all Andy. He just looks different in post. I hope someday they add an Oscar category for CGI/motion capture performance.
@ParodyKnaveBob
@ParodyKnaveBob Ай бұрын
Reminds me of the original _Tron_ being snubbed for special effects categories because "the computer did all the special effects for them"-never mind the five layers of film with hand-drawn cells and the fact that the CG animators didn't even have *tweening* yet and were *mathematically* rotating every polygon per frame via reprogramming each set of x,y,z coordinates themselves!! That and Mr. Serkis... The Academy seems to have no real idea/appreciation of what revolutionary team techniques actually entail.
@NormAppleton
@NormAppleton Ай бұрын
How is Sam Gamgee a supporting role?
@ParodyKnaveBob
@ParodyKnaveBob Ай бұрын
@@NormAppleton Because Mr. Frodo is going *ALONE.* Sam is just going *with* him! $;^ D (I agree, support gets blurred in such a huge cast of significant characters.)
@Rogueone162
@Rogueone162 Ай бұрын
Son talent est connu et reconnu de toute façon Prix ou pas la preuve on est là nous Pour lui montrer notre admiration ❤❤❤
@allykath2801
@allykath2801 Ай бұрын
honestly tho even if they made a whole category for it, no one else will ever be better than andy.. he really deserved an oscar😭
@tresa_m
@tresa_m Ай бұрын
In 50 years, when we are discussing cinema, Andy Serkis really will be talked about as a pioneer of this period where CGI emerged, and how actors influenced the technology. I hope his story as he's become the 'godfather' shows us in the future that actors are still very relevant and necessary.
@The_Blue_Otaku
@The_Blue_Otaku Ай бұрын
If you think about it Andy Serkis is like the modern equivalent of the silent film actor Lon Chaney. Hay think of it like instead of emoting and doing a performance through layers of prosthetics and markup Andy Serkis is emoting and doing a performance through layers of digital effects
@malachistice8111
@malachistice8111 Ай бұрын
I'm having a hard time following the logic As cgi gets better with ai tools we won't need actors anymore, making the irrelevant and unnecessary.
@tresa_m
@tresa_m Ай бұрын
​@@malachistice8111 As I said, I *hope* that in the future we find actors are still relevant. We're still a long way from overcoming the "uncanny valley" - not only in CGI, but with AI as well.
@obscure.reference
@obscure.reference Ай бұрын
insane to imagine the future of cinema as just pretending this massive scale of collaboration presenting onscreen via an actor, a human being with an actual lived experience, could be improved with a robot that does what you tell it.
@sooperalex15
@sooperalex15 Ай бұрын
He truly is the cinematic equivalent of Buster Keaton. While there were many unsung heroes of cinema in their time, he stood head and shoulders above the rest. And so does Serkis. No one has pioneered his specific niche of cinema like him. We will remember Serkis as one of the Mount Rushmore figures of actors who literally carved their place tooth and nail, shaping the way we talk about and experience cinema. And while he might not stand alone, he will be remembered as that guy who made CGI an actual, viable cinematic element.
@davidhenderson4754
@davidhenderson4754 Ай бұрын
So he’s literally the reason why we have Micah suits now?!? That’s amazing. Thank you sir
@darcyjohnson871
@darcyjohnson871 Ай бұрын
I could watch a whole hour of this. I'm so enamoured by Andy's work and his passion for his craft.
@michaeljackson4958
@michaeljackson4958 Ай бұрын
CGI is not made to supplant reality, it’s made to enhance reality. That’s why these movies and others like it hold up so well. Jurassic Park holds up to this day and it came out in 92 or 93. CGI didn’t replace Serkis, it enhanced him. Dude is a great actor, they’re very few at his level.
@jhasuatapia2962
@jhasuatapia2962 Ай бұрын
Precisely. I see it as cooking: each ingredient brings a different flavor or texture to the dish, but it's the mix that elevates all of it. Of course, some ingredients are more important to certain recipes, but without the rest it just wouldn't be the same.
@alexanderg1935
@alexanderg1935 Ай бұрын
Well said.
@monkeytimestamps4915
@monkeytimestamps4915 Ай бұрын
You want "supplant" (friendly reminder) not "supplement". It's a great word choice here and you made your point really well.
@jhasuatapia2962
@jhasuatapia2962 Ай бұрын
@@monkeytimestamps4915 Yes, though I'd have suggested"replace" since it is more commonly used.
@Kmmlc
@Kmmlc Ай бұрын
With the exception that much of Jurassic part wasn't CGI but animatronics.
@heathencat5236
@heathencat5236 Ай бұрын
Serkis gave Gollum the important impact that Tolkien intended for the character. It was a truly awesome display.
@monkeytimestamps4915
@monkeytimestamps4915 Ай бұрын
Thanks I watched this video on mute and didn't hear that expressed two dozen times already
@calisongbird
@calisongbird Ай бұрын
@@monkeytimestamps4915who pissed in your cornflakes??
@ahmedshakib3883
@ahmedshakib3883 Ай бұрын
This man deserves an oscar for best Actor , when we were kids pretending to be king kong , Godzilla etc .That is acting in its purest form.This man lets his performance do the talking.Most actors are saved by their looks , physical attributes , Andy does not CGI but his performance is what gives soul to the digitally created characters.
@BIGBOOM2077
@BIGBOOM2077 Ай бұрын
This was beautiful. MUCH respect to Mr. S.. To revolutionize cinema like this....make's him a true part of history.
@Sl0thba11
@Sl0thba11 Ай бұрын
That clip of Ian McKellen as Gandalf crying in the green screen room breaks my heart 😢
@rael1999
@rael1999 Ай бұрын
Yeah exactly....CGI sometimes looks so beautiful, but it can suck all the emotion out of a performance when there's nothing to interact with or there is no real depth to the characters in a story and they just become two dimensional and don't illicit any emotion in the audience, let alone those playing opposite them.
@FiXato
@FiXato Ай бұрын
@@rael1999 "acting is reacting", and you are missing that whole "reacting" part here...
@rael1999
@rael1999 Ай бұрын
@@FiXato ...I'm not sure what you mean, I did say 'it can suck all the emotion out of a performance when there's nothing to interact with '....surely that is saying you need something to react against ? I would also say acting isn't just reacting, there's a whole lot more to it than that, but it can often be the difference between average and excellent.
@FiXato
@FiXato Ай бұрын
@@rael1999 oh, I didn't mean 'you' as in you personally 😅 I was agreeing with you.
@rael1999
@rael1999 Ай бұрын
@@FiXato lol...oh I got the wrong end of the stick.
@JohnHenrySMH
@JohnHenrySMH Ай бұрын
While praising Serkis for his great performances, please also keep in mind the highly skilled animators that work in conjunction with him to bring these characters to life. While this tech is often portrayed as directly translating an actor's performance into a digital character, the reality is that a huge amount of what you see in the final product has been hand animated by skilled artists who have to walk the fine line between an actor's captured performance, and the unique requirements of the digital character we see on screen. There are many instances where the animators have to create new movements and expressions, or fix the existing ones to better suit the model.
@manichavok5297
@manichavok5297 Ай бұрын
But this is a video about serkis? Not a video about animators. It's literally about his acting.
@JohnHenrySMH
@JohnHenrySMH Ай бұрын
@@manichavok5297 And animators are contributing to his acting. When you watch one of his mo-cap performances, you do not know what parts are purely performance based, or what parts have been augmented or entirely replaced by new animation. I've read several reports from animators who claimed that sometimes entire scenes worth of motion capture data has to be discarded and replaced with traditional keyframe animation. But Serkis still gets the credit because everyone believes that his physical performance is the only thing that goes into these visual creations.
@jaysonhuckaby6323
@jaysonhuckaby6323 Ай бұрын
⁠​⁠@@JohnHenrySMHWe’ve had plenty of time to see what animators do with mocap. Without actors like Andy Serkis it’s just eye candy with no substance. It’s through acting that brings these cgi characters to life. It’s a great melding of the two.
@jessicarvalho13
@jessicarvalho13 Ай бұрын
Honestly I've only ever seen people look down on performance capture actors and say all the work is from the animators. It's interesting to see a different perspective (and on a video praising Andy Serkis work.. I don't believe praising one removes the other. There is a time for both)
@dylanmaxwell495
@dylanmaxwell495 Ай бұрын
Serkis has been really rude to the people who help him look good. I think we should refuse to ever work on a frame in which he appears. He'll still be a great actor, but he won't be able to take credit for the work of others any more.
@michaelsillusion
@michaelsillusion Ай бұрын
Usually titles like this do not back themselves up, but this video crushed. Thank you.
@Quasar-fv8to
@Quasar-fv8to Ай бұрын
That moment of clarity for the ape was multifaceted. He realized the gravity of the situation he was put inside, that he couldn't blame it on "hate" or "mercilessness", that would be too easy. It was an actual true fight for survival on the humans part, that he realized he would have done the same. I believe that realization is what truly made him react, that he realized he would be just as merciless and "cruel" to the humans given such information, that he wasn't morally superior or more merciful. Maybe he also realized that there truly couldn't be reconciliation, he had no reason to confront the colonel except to try to make him understand the pain he felt, and thus this chilling realization was his loss of hope for a better future between the two species.
@quincycharle8150
@quincycharle8150 Ай бұрын
He didn't play gollum..... He became him
@dawsonjarrell
@dawsonjarrell Ай бұрын
So true
@zovalentine7305
@zovalentine7305 Ай бұрын
Best comment 🏆
@MrHadane
@MrHadane Ай бұрын
Did he? Take Johnny Depp for example. Any roles he had post Pirates of the Caribbean he had Jack Sparrow bleed in all performances. You could say he became Jack Sparrow. Meanwhile, Andy Serkis can switch it on and off at will and become anyone or anything.
@bagboimuffin4814
@bagboimuffin4814 Ай бұрын
corny ass comment
@harrydavey9884
@harrydavey9884 Ай бұрын
No, he played him 👍
@arkblazer1
@arkblazer1 Ай бұрын
He is probably the most underrrated actor of our times
@thankyoujodi
@thankyoujodi Ай бұрын
Ben foster says hello
@arkblazer1
@arkblazer1 Ай бұрын
@@thankyoujodi Sorry ben, Andy is better.
@thankyoujodi
@thankyoujodi Ай бұрын
@@arkblazer1 he's certainly more well known
@HMMurdock220
@HMMurdock220 Ай бұрын
And Gary Oldman.
@ghostpiratelechuck2259
@ghostpiratelechuck2259 Ай бұрын
@@thankyoujodiWho?
@johnwbyrd
@johnwbyrd Ай бұрын
What a lovely, and entirely legitimate and correct, analysis of motion capture acting, and Serkis's contributions to the field. Thanks for caring about it so much.
@lanzer22
@lanzer22 13 күн бұрын
It was 1am and hundreds of us we were camping outside for the big Marvel presentations at San Diego Comic-con. I woke up to some commotion and it was Andy Serkis and Lee Pace, just hanging out, greeting us fans, letting us take photos and shaking hands. He's not only extremely talented but also extraordinarily kind.
@Eskii_NZL
@Eskii_NZL Ай бұрын
The movie wouldn’t have been as good as it is without golem. Truely masterclass
@Actuallysweedish
@Actuallysweedish Ай бұрын
I love G O L E M my favorite character G O L E M
@guibox3
@guibox3 Ай бұрын
@@Actuallysweedish The Lord of the Rabbis. Great movie
@charlie_541
@charlie_541 Ай бұрын
@@Actuallysweedish pipe down nerd. It's a minor spelling error
@jac6548
@jac6548 Ай бұрын
colon*
@melodramatic7904
@melodramatic7904 Ай бұрын
I mean, golem was an essential part of the book so there is no way they would have cut him from the movie adaptation, but I see what you're saying.
@maureenwagg5305
@maureenwagg5305 Ай бұрын
He can make you cry one minute with sympathy and then terrify you. He's truly amazing.
@matthewturley352
@matthewturley352 Ай бұрын
I met Andy Serkis in Coventry while doing security, honestly one of the most humble quiet men you could ever meet when he's off camera. A true performer. He deserves all the success he has accumulated.
@jennifermiller1042
@jennifermiller1042 11 күн бұрын
One man changed movies forever. Such a cool legacy!
@witrot9730
@witrot9730 Ай бұрын
Nice job pointing out what a great actor Andy Serkis is, and his massive contribution to modern cinema. I really enjoy your content and what you're doing with the channel. Keep it up.
@lancelloti.
@lancelloti. Ай бұрын
Thank you so much!
@maybussell5099
@maybussell5099 Ай бұрын
The montage of Andy Serkis slowly turning from Smeagol to Golem has some of the best facial acting and makeup I have ever seen.
@mandymckk
@mandymckk 5 күн бұрын
Only he could make Gollum simultaneously terrifying, adorable, pitiable, funny, and fearsome.
@funcats1999
@funcats1999 Ай бұрын
thank you for lovingly spotlighting why as a Serkis and LOTR fan we so love these bodies of work, there's just a million pieces, all a labour of immense, near imitable passion and caftsmenship behind them all.
@sym9266
@sym9266 Ай бұрын
"Being brave enough to hold a closeup" was utterly profound
@lindildeev5721
@lindildeev5721 Ай бұрын
He's definitely the greatest actor of all times, litteraly turning himself into a character. Can't wait to see The Hunt for Gollum.
@stellviahohenheim
@stellviahohenheim Ай бұрын
Gollum 2 : Gollumed Harder
@majorjuggler488
@majorjuggler488 Ай бұрын
Im personally a bit sceptical to the new movie.
@happymaskedguy1943
@happymaskedguy1943 Ай бұрын
The greatest actor of all times?? Wow there. He’s great. But not the greatest ever.
@SlimKhezri
@SlimKhezri Ай бұрын
ALL TIME? That's a NO!
@pineapplepizza4016
@pineapplepizza4016 Ай бұрын
​@@happymaskedguy1943 The greatest motion capture actor of all times.
@Dorkrust
@Dorkrust Ай бұрын
Greatest actor of our time, thanks for showcasing this master at work in his craft.
@NarwhalJohnson
@NarwhalJohnson 21 күн бұрын
I just rewatched the movies and found so much more appreciation for Gollum/Smeagol and Andy Serkis. I love now seeing this exploration of his talent and GIFT that he shared with us all. Incredible.
@user-cj8tz1tu8u
@user-cj8tz1tu8u Ай бұрын
Bro single handedly changed the cinema and gave us more to enjoy. Goat.
@musicfan189
@musicfan189 Ай бұрын
I know what goat means. I know it is a compliment. And yet, somehow, I still do a spittake every time I see it done like this, because it doesn't look like an abbreviation, it looks like a word 😂 And, like, it's just so weird before my brain catches up with me, that I'm reading this amazing compliment for someone who really deserves the praise, and suddenly just *goat*, but the animal, which is such a non-contextual insult 😂 And the my brain catches up with itself, and 'oooh! Greatest Of All Time!' 🤣
@wendybrown500
@wendybrown500 Ай бұрын
This man deserves an Oscar. Period. They need to just vote and say he gets one. His talent and commitment miraculous.
@markfox1545
@markfox1545 Ай бұрын
Only idiots say 'period'.
@NormAppleton
@NormAppleton Ай бұрын
He did play St. Ian Dury
@forincognito22
@forincognito22 Ай бұрын
@@markfox1545 When given the choice to be an idiot or an asshole, MarkFox1545 chose asshole every time
@indiebuzzed
@indiebuzzed Ай бұрын
This is the perfect reason to have honorary Oscars, for the phenomenal contributions to cinema that don't necessarily fit into a category. He is absolutely groundbreaking and has advanced the Hollywood blockbuster to what it is today. I would argue Doug Jones should receive one as well for the incredible creature acting he's done in his career.
@jazzx251
@jazzx251 Ай бұрын
Watch Star Wars: Andor - where he plays as a normal prisoner of The Empire. No CGI or mocap suits. His performance is amazing - leading to one of the greatest Star Wars speeches: "One Way Out!"
@user-ir8mf7km6w
@user-ir8mf7km6w Ай бұрын
James Gaudioso's audition for IT is literally a masterclass. It's beyond shocking that he didn't get the role. It's all done in one take minus any multiple takes or angles and is so incredible.
@DazInDanger
@DazInDanger Ай бұрын
Watching Gollum gives me chills. He did it so brilliantly!!!
@MonolithStudiosMelbourne
@MonolithStudiosMelbourne Ай бұрын
Andy serkis should be recognized as one of the best actors of our generation
@igrojikku2212
@igrojikku2212 Ай бұрын
Mr.Serkis deserves an award named after him dedicated to this field he pioneered
@cedricgist7614
@cedricgist7614 Ай бұрын
I can see that happening.
@aaandSCENE
@aaandSCENE Ай бұрын
YES. The man has won our hearts. Awards are stupid. But this would be awesome.
@corinnerogersconstable223
@corinnerogersconstable223 11 күн бұрын
This story of the truly gifted Mr. Serkis was fascinating! I will be watching everything his genius creates! Thank you!
@MrG77
@MrG77 Ай бұрын
Brilliant, just brilliant acting. He really became Gollum.🙏
@richie4951
@richie4951 Ай бұрын
I really didnt realize how much effort and skill this actor has. I saw gollum, i saw the ape..... but i never saw the actor behind this charcters. Thanks for this video.... it opend my eyes
@bastian8597
@bastian8597 Ай бұрын
That video of sir Ian McKellen alone in the set broke my heart :( Great video-essay btw!
@TheXivu_Arath
@TheXivu_Arath 16 күн бұрын
He did such an amazing job, so much so that his character is arguably the most iconic in the films.
@darlenedavis8690
@darlenedavis8690 15 күн бұрын
I hope the world truly realizes what a great gift Andy Serkis has given to us all. He's an amazing actor (and director) who pioneered a new way of acting and making movies that will enrich our lives for centuries. As an actor, I'm sure it's frustrating not to "see" yourself on the screen, however, the wonderful amazing gift Andy Serkis has given the viewers will make him one of the most famous actors of all time. I would love nothing better than to see them present Andy Serkis with a lifetime achievement award one day. Thank you, Andy, for making movies so much better for us the viewers.
@Graemith
@Graemith Ай бұрын
I feel Sir Ian McKellen's frustration at 11:04 -- "What am I even doing here, acting to a picture in front of a green screen?" Edit: All I am expressing is my empathy for the person. I am not commenting on the nature of acting, which apparently the comment section is keen on debating.
@2stral
@2stral Ай бұрын
yeah, that looks like torture. they even went through the effort of making a table and an arch
@melomateus_m.r
@melomateus_m.r Ай бұрын
No he isn't really, you are just taking on board that picture with the text saying something similar to what you said. We may never know what he is feeling here.
@2stral
@2stral Ай бұрын
@@melomateus_m.r man what
@miloshp7399
@miloshp7399 Ай бұрын
Or.. he broke character, lost the line so he has to do it again.
@MK_2023.
@MK_2023. Ай бұрын
@@melomateus_m.rhe said this very quote in an interview. He was sad and depressed that he had to perform in front of a green screen without any other actors around. He said he pretty much hated it.
@carastone3473
@carastone3473 Ай бұрын
I look at Andy Serkis's eyes and I see CAESAR!! He's phenomenal!
@GraeHall
@GraeHall Ай бұрын
This was a great watch, Serkis is incredible and seeing the influence he has had on the development of techniques to give actors the representation of their expression as 3D characters is amazing
@PlayStationAddict
@PlayStationAddict 25 күн бұрын
Andy as well as Doug Jones are the best at this form of acting. These guys are incredible.
@MarcusHalverstram
@MarcusHalverstram Ай бұрын
He was so good in Andor in a limited role. That speech gave me chills
@bulbousdude
@bulbousdude Ай бұрын
Makes me want to rewatch the series all over again.
@sykessaul123
@sykessaul123 Ай бұрын
Legitimately one of the best moments of a series ever. The funerary march trumps it though, it's such a wonder of cinematography. I've watched the last episode at least a dozen times.
@beth12svist
@beth12svist Ай бұрын
Honestly I was even more captivated by the buildup. The way he outwardly remained the same but you could still see the gears of his focus switching.
@radicalxg8282
@radicalxg8282 Ай бұрын
I think that phrase you said summarize up beautifully "A genius of a thousand faces" truly GOATED actor
@PolyphonicSpr33
@PolyphonicSpr33 Ай бұрын
Andy Serkis is one of my all-time favorite actors, alongside others like Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, and Anthony Hopkins. Thank you for this video celebrating his work and living legacy.
@Gnomable
@Gnomable Ай бұрын
Andy Serkis has done some amazing work! It's interesting to see that he created the field of performance capture just through a passion for bringing characters to life in every way.
@benmiles00
@benmiles00 Ай бұрын
Andy is an absolute legend. His work deserves multiple accolades.
@elijahalbiston
@elijahalbiston Ай бұрын
The man is an absolute legend and incredible actor both in and out of motion capture.
@oliverholmes-gunning5372
@oliverholmes-gunning5372 Ай бұрын
A really underrated movie of his is The Cottage (2008). Very funny dark comedy/horror film...
@AlphaCentauri24
@AlphaCentauri24 Ай бұрын
Gollum is a legendary character, precious!
@pdcichosz
@pdcichosz 4 күн бұрын
Serkis is SO GOOD. And you reminded me yet again how good Andor was and how incredibly, incredibly well cast. His performance there is a class of its own.
@PeteOliva
@PeteOliva Ай бұрын
He's a phenomenal actor. He is so good, he brought a soul to the digital.
@CyberBeep_kenshi
@CyberBeep_kenshi Ай бұрын
well put
@KeenanV
@KeenanV Ай бұрын
I feel that Andy Serkis is the epitome of success in acting pretty much every aspect. He not only in some of the best films ever and surely makes great money, he is also considered one of the all time greatest actors by many people AND he often takes roles that mean he doesn't have to become a major celebrity due to his acting skills. Being well known and beloved for your craft without having to suffer the ills of celebrity, is to me the ultimate win in the end-game of any creative field.
@cometcollector1264
@cometcollector1264 6 күн бұрын
Love these videos that expose the greatness hidden behind the media we all love. The people really deserve the recognition for the number of lives they changed. And YES! I am so glad you mentioned the advancements in technology within Hollywood and how Serkis' implementations were virtually all positive.
@Rotten.Potatoes.
@Rotten.Potatoes. Ай бұрын
This is one of my favorite videos on all of KZbin! Serkis is criminally under appreciated as an actor and has done quite a bit in ushering in the era of mo-cap! I just wish it didn't take me this long to find it!!
@andrewday1093
@andrewday1093 Ай бұрын
Dudes a hell of an actor. Even if he didn’t get cast as gollum he woulda broke out in another part. He was destined to be huge one way or another.
@archivist17
@archivist17 Ай бұрын
In 1987, I was fortunate enough to work with Andy on a number of different shows, and, even in a company of very talented actors, his energy, his versatility and his talent really stood out.
@oliversmith1981
@oliversmith1981 22 күн бұрын
andy is one of my favorite actors, his performances are some of the most amazing things in film.
@ChristianHernandez-yt
@ChristianHernandez-yt 19 күн бұрын
Andy Serkis is such an amazing actor. After I saw the first Planet of the Apes movie, I dove into some behind the scenes videos across the sequels. Really got me to appreciate the concept of mocapping and its large use across media.
@ImAfraidBruce
@ImAfraidBruce Ай бұрын
"an addict, but also a soul in constant suffering" one and the same.
@gabewolfmusic
@gabewolfmusic Ай бұрын
I feel like it's now well known how historic Andy's performance as Gollum was, but I realize as I watch this that he's been important at every step in the progress of motion capture performances... that's incredible, what an awesome actor!
@bananapeel892
@bananapeel892 6 күн бұрын
I love Andy Serkis. What a legend. I love his audio narrations too.
@topografer
@topografer Ай бұрын
Andy Serkis is a frigging legend
@EatSleepEmpire
@EatSleepEmpire Ай бұрын
We can talk about how great he is, without short changing the contributions of a character like Jar Jar. It’s very popular to hate on him but if you look back and realize how good he looked integrated with live action for 1999, it’s just incredible. Ahmed Best offered voice and physicalization that paved the way for gollum the following years. Even Anthony Daniels performed his way into voicing a character, and he expresses so much without any moving facial features.
@lov_eli
@lov_eli Ай бұрын
But we can recognize the difference between approaches, Jar jar was just comic relief, while Gollum was arguably one of the best things in TLotR.
@Prophet_of_Colour
@Prophet_of_Colour Ай бұрын
@@lov_eli Gollum quickly becomes comic relief, and Jar Jar quickly becomes important to the narrative as a senator's voice in the Republic. Each do the same things, thematically, to the appropriate degrees befitting the works they are a part of.
@Rykiz_Vidz
@Rykiz_Vidz Ай бұрын
​@@Prophet_of_ColourThat's not true at all. Throughiut both series of LOTR movies, Gollum can at few times provide comic relief, but he is a constant foreboding presence to our heroes.
@Prophet_of_Colour
@Prophet_of_Colour Ай бұрын
@@Rykiz_Vidz That's a hyperbolic absolute. Yes, it is true, at all. Gollum/Sméagol and Jar Jar Binks are equally and oppositely serious/narratively useful and comedic relief.
@joetoaster447
@joetoaster447 Ай бұрын
This is a dreadful take, sorry. Jar Jar could have been replaced in the senate with any other character and the narrative of RoTS wouldn't have changed one bit. His character was sidelined after TPM because of how poorly audiences received it. Gollum was instrumental to the plot and is arguably the most important character in the whole series, only serving as comic relief to better help audiences engage and empathise with him, or to allow some space in the films to breathe.
@AthinaGK404
@AthinaGK404 Ай бұрын
Andy Serkis is a product of their own, honestly. He created an acting need that up until that point, was not known to the industry as something they would want. Innovation at its finest. Also a proof of what happens when you love what you do.
@Elendrian
@Elendrian 14 күн бұрын
I think credit should go to Jackson for having an open mind as well. He was willing to listen to conflicting opinions, and incorporate that input into the final work. If he had been an iron fisted director, I don't think Lord of the Rings would have turned out nearly as well as it did.
@kristenlegg4223
@kristenlegg4223 Ай бұрын
one of the greatest actors, and largely behind the scenes. hes incredibly talented and very authentic in what he does
@saxorexic
@saxorexic 3 күн бұрын
Wow. I've always loved Andy's work. Your mini-documentary has only served to deepen that.
@dustinswarb9190
@dustinswarb9190 Ай бұрын
Andy Serkis is definitely one of those actors that when I find out or realize he’s in a movie I like I’m always like “Yep that’s why it was good.” And he’s absolutely PHENOMENAL as Caesar. One of my all time favorite performances ever.❤
@wyethleon
@wyethleon Ай бұрын
He really goes in character whatever role he plays. His expressive face and his delivery with his lines is truly impressive.
@wowandrss
@wowandrss Ай бұрын
Modern day legend for sure! So awesome to have unique people like him give it 100% when something isn't taken seriously.
@JasonKirin
@JasonKirin 3 күн бұрын
I was watching this for Serkis for fun but then you went and brought Paul Ekman into this. Thank you! Sincerely. Hollywood could NOT do what they do without his work. Truly a cathedral human. His work has changed the face of this planet.
@arii5136
@arii5136 Ай бұрын
Just so happened to bump into Andy the other day in London, a life long dream of mine at the most random and unexpected of moments. Fair to say he's just as amazing in person as you see on film or interviews, such an amazing friendly guy, true master of his craft!
@kristajeanne572
@kristajeanne572 16 күн бұрын
I met him in London once, too. I concur; he was super kind.
@elPominator
@elPominator Ай бұрын
Andy Serkis is one of the few actors I will always pay attention to a movie if hes involved in. Tom Hardy, Damian Lewis, and Cillian Murphy for similar reasons. Just fantastic actors who put their entire soul into a performance. Someone who I dont think gets enough credit for the emotional micro acting he does is actually Jake Gyllenhall, he's often overlooked but very very proficient in bringing subtle nuances to his characters you won't spot on the first watch
@MsSunnyDenise
@MsSunnyDenise Ай бұрын
I agree!!
@CyberBeep_kenshi
@CyberBeep_kenshi Ай бұрын
Gary Oldman as well, and Perlman!
@beth12svist
@beth12svist Ай бұрын
No longer alive, but for me Eli Wallach is in that category.
@CyberBeep_kenshi
@CyberBeep_kenshi Ай бұрын
@@beth12svist To thos who don't know, he played Tuco "the ugly" in The good, the bad and the ugly. Absolutely fantastic performance, made the movie for me. "If you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk" 🤣
@beth12svist
@beth12svist Ай бұрын
@@CyberBeep_kenshi That's the one role of his everyone knows, you're not telling me anything new or all that exciting. 😄
@christophersims7060
@christophersims7060 11 күн бұрын
Andy is extraordinary, and we are lucky to live in his lifetime and experience his gifts!
@michaeldean1934
@michaeldean1934 Ай бұрын
Andy Serkis deserves an Oscar. No, he deserves several. The performances he has turned in are worthy, but the barriers in the way of putting that performance on screen and yet he was still able to do so raises what he has done to a new level.
@jiribatysta87
@jiribatysta87 Ай бұрын
He's a master of supporting roles, extremely underrated as a regular (non motion capture) actor. His performance in Andor was superb, extremely memorable and he stole the show every time he came on screen (even though the show is full ofgreat performances by great actors). Same for his other roles, such as in The Black Panther, Batman or others.
@guido69x
@guido69x Ай бұрын
He is been so underated!!He is an amazing actor and he nailed every single roll he did!!!!
@MistahHeffo
@MistahHeffo Ай бұрын
The man is an utter legend. His performances are legendary, his voice iconic.
@GNCD2099
@GNCD2099 Ай бұрын
This guy pioneered a new way of acting and set the bar for voice acting. Andy is always a joy to watch. Hell, I even enjoyed his work as the Klaw.
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