How Planet of the Apes’ Andy Serkis Will Conquer Hollywood

July 10, 2014 10:36 AM

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How Planet of the Apes’ Andy Serkis Will Conquer Hollywood

Andy Serkis is on a quest. He hasn’t said so outright, but it’s true. He’s on a mission to become a whole new breed of Hollywood power player, a multi-hyphenate like never before: performance-capture-actor-director-studio-honcho. Or something like that.

Serkis, who started out as a stage and TV actor before becoming known for his portrayal of Gollum in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, is about to prove just how nuanced and powerful a motion-capture performance can be. As Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, out Friday, he’s playing a f...

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