Say hello again to Gollum, the unfortunate riddle master. Also say hello to Andy Serkis, the voice and movement behind our slimy friend. Here’s an on-set picture of Serkis with Martin Freeman (Bilbo).
A lot of fans say Serkis should’ve received an award for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ due to his work with Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Of course Gollum is entirely animated, but his voice, facial expressions, and movements are all provided via nifty CGI technology by Serkis (the headgear and costume he’s wearing in the picture is a motion capture uniform). The character did win Best Virtual Performance in the 2003 MTV Movie Awards, an honor that recognized both Serkis… (click link above to read more)