News for Dec. 19, 2005

He swings from Gollum to gorilla

12/19/05, 10:06 pm EST - Xoanon

NEW YORK -- In computer-generated bodies not his own, Andy Serkis has starred in two of the most humongously budgeted films of the decade. Serkis, who stands 5 feet, 8 inches, plays the role of Kong in Peter Jackson's $200 million-plus King Kong. As he did for the "precious"-hungry Gollum in Jackson's $300 million-plus Lord of the Rings trilogy, Serkis' human performance has again been transformed by computer graphics into a fantastical creature. [More]