There are a lot of very talented actors and actresses in Hollywood these days and it is the aim of a lot of them to get recognition for their talents from the Academy with an Oscar nomination. In recent years, motion capture has become very impressive and British actor Andy Serkis has become the master of motion capture performances.
We first got to see Andy Serkis giving us his fantastic motion capture performance in the role of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings movies, before he then went on to play the role of Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, while he will reprise that role for the upcoming movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Andy says that he loves motion capture and is not worried about not being seen.
Serkis told Wall Street Journal, "I was never not comfortable with it, I have to say. What I've always loved about acting was the transformative [sic] experience. And when I started of as a theatre actor before I got into film at all... for me it was about ... using myself, but being able to say something about the human condition, the further away I got from myself."
He added "Using performance capture technology for me - I stumped across it during when we were creating Gollum for 'The Lord of the Rings'. As a process, as a way of bringing characters to life, I absolutely adore it."
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hits the big screen on July 11 in the US and July 17 in the UK.
Do you think we will ever see Andy Serkis win an Oscar with a motion capture performance?