The 10 Best Motion Capture Performances

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It’s been well over a decade since Andy Serkis floored us in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers with Gollum’s incredible range of expression. The depth of character in the motion capture performance gave rise to the idea that roles such as these are worthy of awards consideration.

Now here we are, with 20th Century Fox firmly committed to giving Serkis an Oscar run for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, as well as the man being generally considered the industry guru for the relatively new artform. Between his own London-based digital studio The Imaginarium and his advisory/on-camera work on upcoming films like Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Serkis is the focal point of “cyber-thespianism.” However, there have been many other stellar performances in the field, with the following ten being the absolute stand-outs.