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Nerdist Podcast: Andy Serkis
Episode 545: Nerdist Podcast
Andy Serkis
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Nerdist Podcast: Andy Serkis

The amazing Andy Serkis sits down with Chris and Jonah to talk about what lead him to acting, his start and the process of motion capture acting, directing second unit on The Hobbit, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes!

See Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in theaters today, July 11th!


  1. LJ says:

    Funny, because I’ve noticed that Chris largely responds to negative comments and (seemingly) ignores the rest.

    It’s annoying for people who agree with him, are complementary, and/or have genuine questions. 
    So I’m surprised that you would get blocked. Perhaps, either you were particularly heinous or it’s a glitch.

  2. JacketDan says:

    I am kind of curious.  How sad would you say your life is on a scale of 1 to African child soldier?

  3. PattyMarvel says:

    “There are two types of people in life, drains and radiators.” Brilliant!

  4. Captain Mcgloo says:

    I love Chris’s reaction hearing about Animal Farm.  It’s like something is so awesome it makes him angry.

  5. Fraser says:

    Andy Serkis, the most hated man by Animation and VFX Industry, by far.

    • Donald_87 says:


      • JaspertBC says:

        No doubt about that, what a pompus fool. Hes not even a great actor, we would see a lot of him onscreen if that was the case. He masks himself around a crew that does 90 per cent of the job for him, so he should be more grateful about the people that those the heavy lifting. But unfortunately most actors have massive egos and need to be adored , so this technology feeds that part of them, unfortunately the anonymous way underpaid artists behind the amazing work dont get even close to the amount of respect and recognition. I work on animation and i dont crave for that stuff, but i really hate when hard work isn’t appreciated

  6. GJensen13 says:

    so this comment thread doesn’t count as an exchange with fans??? And i agree with Dave, please do fuck off

  7. English Dave says:

    Do fuck off.

  8. English Dave says:

    Great interview. But as a fellow Englishman it saddens me that most of the British guests feel somehow compelled to slag off their countrymen/women back home. Come on guys, fly the fucking flag for once. We may have a coven of cunts for a government but the film industry is in good health for once. Be proud for fucks sake.

  9. Kevin says:

    I really wish he’d get higher billing in the films he’s in. 

  10. BannonRudis says:

    I knew it wouldn’t happen, but an “Enjoy your burrito!” by Gollum would have been epic.

  11. A Jack of All Trades should never be underestimated or laughed at.  The older version of the saying is: “Jack of all trades, master of none, often-times better than a master of one.” 

  12. Charles says:

    “The movies that J.J. *made*”??? They’re done?!

  13. Drew Blood says:

    I played Oddball last year Chris, in the freakshow tent, and I had an absolute blast. My show cofounder, Hell’n Fury is going this year in my stead. Keep an eye out for the dreadlocked sword swallower chick and say hi!

  14. Dan says:

    Can’t Wait to see what Character he brings to life in Episode VII! Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was incredible.

  15. clivodimars says:

    I was just bummed out that I had nothing to listen to while im working and suddenly Andy Serkis!!! Yes, please.