See Andy Serkis Perform Caesar Without The CGI In Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

By Josh Tyler | 9 years ago

Back when Andy Serkis was bringing Gollum to life in Lord of the Rings producers attempted to convince awards voters of how truly amazing and groundbreaking his work was by showing video without all the CGI enhancements. They were right, he deserved an Oscar, but the Academy is always slow to embrace technological change and so they ignored him. This year Andy’s back again with another brilliant motion capture performance. Maybe this time the Academy will listen?

I hope so because this video illustrates just how good he really is. Serkis was the man playing the ape Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and though you never actually saw him on screen, you saw every bit of his brilliant and nuanced performance. The following video shows what one of the pivotal Caesar scenes in looked like, without the CGI on top of Serkis. Watch and see just how good he is…