Andy Serkis Breaks Down His Most Iconic Characters | GQ

  • Published on Dec 21, 2018
  • Andy Serkis breaks down his most iconic characters, including his roles in The Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes, The Prestige, 13 Going on 30, King Kong, Tintin and Mowgli.

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  • Rachel Kristine
    Rachel Kristine 2 days ago

    Y'all gotta see Burke & Hare. It has Andy Serkis, Hugh Bonneville , Isla Fisher & funnily enough, Sir Christopher Lee. We get to watch Gollum murder Saruman. It's HILARIOUS! Black comedy, based on a true story, about a pair of body snatchers, making bank, in 1800's Edinburgh. 🤪😜🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Green and White
    Green and White 5 days ago

    Who else heard Gollum when he described himself as “raw, red raw” when having himself waxed? All that was missing was “wriggling”

  • Rosalind Matteson
    Rosalind Matteson 5 days ago

    One of my favorite roles of Andy's is his depiction of Bill Sykes in Oliver Twist. He was chilling!

  • Joseph Gooden
    Joseph Gooden 6 days ago +1

    When he said that he was "raw" after getting a full body wax, I couldn't help but wonder if he was also wriggly...

  • Yuvraj Singh
    Yuvraj Singh 7 days ago

    The only good thing about the black panther movie.

  • Flutterby 84
    Flutterby 84 7 days ago

    What an incredible career he’s had so far! He’s been in such amazing , ground breaking and visually stunning movies.

  • Mike Hawk
    Mike Hawk 7 days ago

    Gollum is the only character of his I really liked.

  • Joseph L.
    Joseph L. 7 days ago +1

    "Andy Serkis isn't winning an oscar in this scene!" *ding*

  • TheWarkilla
    TheWarkilla 8 days ago

    His dedication for acting is much researching for the roles

  • Prince Avinash Mishra

    He is Marlon Brando of motion capture...

  • Josh
    Josh 8 days ago

    14.20 RAW

  • Taagol
    Taagol 9 days ago

    Wow, the sheer level of effort he puts into each role is amazing. I love this guy.

  • Jessica Reynolds
    Jessica Reynolds 9 days ago


  • MikeOldfieldMan
    MikeOldfieldMan 10 days ago

    I think the difference between Lord of the Rings and Planets of the Apes compared to The Hobbitt is that every scene or most scenes was given much thought in the first two triologies. Many scenes in The Hobbitt seemed like filler to make the movies longer. I don't hate or even dislike The Hobbit but compared to the other two it really is one or two steps down.

  • Sadic Corpus
    Sadic Corpus 10 days ago

    King Kong: 1000/10

    Skull island: 0/10

  • Be Sch
    Be Sch 11 days ago

    Wasn't he in Dunkirk too?

  • booberryminx2
    booberryminx2 11 days ago

    Andy you brought me to tears in Season 3 of planet of the apes I love all 3 movies

  • Hazem Zozo
    Hazem Zozo 11 days ago

    He feels like the kinda guy that you'd wanna sit down with him listen to his stories! ❤️

  • Tim Silveira
    Tim Silveira 11 days ago

    Andy has been an absolute blessing. His performances have elevated pretty much everything he has been in.

  • John Richmond
    John Richmond 11 days ago

    Cant wait to see what u do in the director's chair for Venom 2

  • John Richmond
    John Richmond 11 days ago

    I forgot about 13 going on 30

  • MostlyRandom
    MostlyRandom 11 days ago

    absolute legend

  • Scott Bell
    Scott Bell 11 days ago +1

    Andy Serkis is criminally underappreciated.

  • Hajna McGrath
    Hajna McGrath 11 days ago

    One of the best Actor. He is simply amazing!

  • John Hewer
    John Hewer 12 days ago

    He's so good I'd forget how good an actor he is, maybe Hollywood forgets too?

  • hawkeyesrule1234
    hawkeyesrule1234 12 days ago

    He may have never won an oscar, but he will always be a winner to me 💕

  • Choklad222
    Choklad222 12 days ago

    i really love this man!

  • krayzie_E soBreezy
    krayzie_E soBreezy 13 days ago

    thats why he is so familiar.. every movie he was in he was all great at it.. he is a good actor

  • edward william
    edward william 13 days ago +1

    what a range on this dude , talented actor,,,, awesom

  • Alucard Helsing
    Alucard Helsing 13 days ago

    He wants an oscar it's his precious.

  • Maritza Piccarillo
    Maritza Piccarillo 13 days ago +2

    13 going on 30....he was the best!

  • Ammar Zakaria
    Ammar Zakaria 13 days ago

    He looked familiar so I skipped through the video to realize he was the black panther What is Love guy. Still think they killed him off too early.

  • SantianoBe
    SantianoBe 13 days ago

    Animal Farm sounded interesting, and then he said Netflix....

  • Jhon homer Raña
    Jhon homer Raña 14 days ago

    A legend on motion capture acting.

  • Ronald Christian Malate
    Ronald Christian Malate 14 days ago +1

    I clicked because I thought Inkheart was in it, disappointing 😑

  • Marc’s Fx
    Marc’s Fx 14 days ago +1

    Always enjoy actors who are changing the film industry and now producers/directors and with all the new software and skills in CGI & VFX the world is their oyster....

  • Jacob Coffman
    Jacob Coffman 14 days ago

    The motion capture god

  • dustin Smith
    dustin Smith 15 days ago

    I’m about half way through the video and they haven’t mentioned it yet but the video game “Heavenly Sword”, which was one of Sony’s PS4 release titles I think, had an amazing story where Andy plays the villain. The character resembles him as well. I’m sure there’s some footage online if your not familiar.

  • Ted Shin
    Ted Shin 15 days ago

    Lumpy's death scene in King Kong traumatized EVERYONE ANDY...... E V E R Y O N E XDD

  • Angel Chavez
    Angel Chavez 15 days ago

    I’m here for Lord of the Rings insight 🔥

  • guy lambert
    guy lambert 16 days ago

    To add to another post, Oscar members do not deserve Mr Serkis......

  • Triston Romero
    Triston Romero 16 days ago

    I’ve always seen him as that guy that guy that’s just a straight hardass and now seeing this he’s such a soft genuine guy

  • Chris
    Chris 16 days ago +1

    leonardo dicaprio fought with a bear for an oscar
    he needs to become a bear to get an oscar

  • Bitten_By_Frost
    Bitten_By_Frost 16 days ago +1

    Ahhh, the godfather of MoCap....Snoke a.k.a. Darth Gollum

  • GeekProphet
    GeekProphet 17 days ago

    Why didn't he mention Inkheart? that movie was freaking good.

  • Martin Mehr
    Martin Mehr 17 days ago

    he seemed awkwardly forced to appraise the concept of Black Panther.. beyond the actual acting..

  • Deep House is Life
    Deep House is Life 17 days ago

    Why no one talks about Einstein&Eddington? And Serkis was so great in that movie!

  • Vincent Mullett
    Vincent Mullett 18 days ago

    Such a phenomenal actor

  • David Madsen
    David Madsen 18 days ago

    During 'The Lord of the Rings' you changed cinema forever. I can't thank you enough for all you have done!

  • custume
    custume 19 days ago

    So Andy is the resident weirdo's actor !?! don't know if that is a good thing

  • horseman J
    horseman J 19 days ago

    17:16 a photo of young Peter Jackson travelled into the future to visit Spielberg on set

  • Andrew J A Lee
    Andrew J A Lee 19 days ago

    Screwtape is still my favorite

  • Lord Baktor
    Lord Baktor 20 days ago

    I'm off to watch Tintin again.

  • Thomas Branch
    Thomas Branch 20 days ago

    Serkis is easily one of the greatest actors alive, truly extraordinary talent, the man literally mainstreamed performance capture.

  • Christy Cree
    Christy Cree 20 days ago

    He also directed and MOCAP’d for the game ‘Enslaved: Odysee to the West’ which is a BANGING game!

  • froboythestud
    froboythestud 22 days ago

    He’s my hero! He has elevated a new advancement in cinema purely by the quality and attention to detail of his acting!

  • Jeremie Mazerolle
    Jeremie Mazerolle 23 days ago

    After that Avengers roll that makes me think, Serkis could play an awesome Kano in Mortal Kombat

  • ForceMaximus84
    ForceMaximus84 23 days ago

    Snoke has to be one of the most wasted characters in the history of fiction.

  • Hart Dr
    Hart Dr 24 days ago

    I like the cravat / scarf Andy's wearing in this interview.

  • Jerrica Benton
    Jerrica Benton 24 days ago

    i miss his face. he is certainly brilliant in motion capture but ive always had an appreciation for his looks and frequent villainous roles. inkheart, little dorrit, sugar house, burke and hare, blessed, the cottage etc. his is probably the most fun filmography that ive watched.