Andy Serkis has carved out a unique niche in modern movies: He's become the go-to guy anytime someone needs a bit of soul injected into a CGI creature. He (and a lot of animators) made us believe in King Kong, as well as Caesar in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' not to mention that stinker Gollum, whose famous schizophrenia scene in 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers' was not only a marvel of computer animation, but of acting.

But Serkis has also had a long and colorful career as a "real" actor, like his silky gangster in the new film 'Brighton Rock' and a bumbling grave robber in the upcoming comedy 'Burke and Hare.' He's also planning a biopic about landmark photographer Eadweard Muybridge as well as 'Cloud Atlas' and a possible 'Animal Farm' film.

We've rounded up clips that show his impressive range, including his uptight magazine editor in '13 Going on 30,' his tour de force lead performance in 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' and an early turn as a murderous Charles Dickens character.
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