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Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse
Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse

Andy Serkis may be the only top-billed star in a summer blockbuster whom you wouldn't recognize if you passed him on the street. A master of motion capture, Serkis has made his name breathing life into digitally rendered characters such as Gollum, King Kong and, most recently, Caesar, the hyper-intelligent chimpanzee at the center of "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." In doing so, the 50-year-old English actor has quietly emerged as a box-office powerhouse and dark-horse awards contender. Here's a look at some of his successes and upcoming ventures. "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001-2003): Serkis landed his breakout role as Gollum, the covetous creature...

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