1. I had to find a voice that sounded like someone ‘golluming.’ I wanted this sense that his body is controlled by [the ring] so that it’s an involuntary action that was making him sound like this. I looked to one of my cats, Diz, who came in while I was working on the character and coughed up a furball. This became really interesting to me because you watch a cat throwing up a furball and it’s like the whole body writhes from the tip of the neck to the tip of the tail and convulses. And you see this ripple goes down its spine.

    — Isn’t That Precious: Andy Serkis explains how he created the voice for Gollum.

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  1. Andy Serkis is Hollywood’s go-to actor for computer-generated roles. On today’s Fresh Air, he talks about playing Lord of the Ring’s Gollum, King Kong and an ape in the new movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes: "I can recognize every single twitch, every single thought process and acting decision and choice — and my wife and children absolutely [see them also.] They look up on screen and see me in those roles. It’s quite extraordinary." View in High-Res

    Andy Serkis is Hollywood’s go-to actor for computer-generated roles. On today’s Fresh Air, he talks about playing Lord of the Ring’s Gollum, King Kong and an ape in the new movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes: "I can recognize every single twitch, every single thought process and acting decision and choice — and my wife and children absolutely [see them also.] They look up on screen and see me in those roles. It’s quite extraordinary."

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    Tomorrow: Andy Serkis

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