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Old 02-21-03, 12:46 PM
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was that 'precious' guy on Lord of the rings real or computer animated?

just wandering, he looked pretty skinny
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Old 02-21-03, 12:50 PM
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It was Steve Buschemi
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Old 02-21-03, 12:50 PM
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Gollum was real. Peter Jackson found him in New Zealand two years ago and trained him for the part.
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Old 02-21-03, 12:54 PM
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Yup.. Steve Buscemi.. not too much makeup needed either. He was pretty good.
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Old 02-21-03, 12:56 PM
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Yes, completely real. He had his eyes surgically embiggened.
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Re: was that 'precious' guy on Lord of the rings real or computer animated?

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just wandering
I hope you're not out wandering in traffic.
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Old 02-21-03, 01:08 PM
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cool, did he win any awards? he did an excellent job
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This thread has me. . .

Poor steve.
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The fact that you're asking this question is a good thing.
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He ate lots of pretty fishes to get that way.
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Old 02-21-03, 01:41 PM
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Originally posted by adamblast
Yes, completely real. He had his eyes surgically embiggened.
Your use of 'embiggened' completely cracked me up! Add that to the list of funny words.
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embiggened
that is a perfectly crumulent word!

He is a real actor. He has a genetic disorder that enlarged his eyes and discolored his skin. He was also an extra in Die Hard III and he started his action career on General Hospital. He was also a roadie for Metallica.
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I thought he was a reject extra from 'Lord of the Blings'.
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Steve Buscemi took method acting to the extreme for this role. He lost over eighty pounds and ate nothing but raw fish for a year in order to prepare for the part.
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He is the distant cousin of Jar-Jar Binks.
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This is the guy. I saw a special about the "Making of..." He did the voice and provieded all body and facial movements of Gollum. They edited him out and put Gollum in overtop of him, keeping all the facial expressions and body movements.

There was one part where he was saying that it's no different than wearing prostetics (the elf's ears).
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it's no different than wearing prostetics (the elf's ears
Those weren't real elves and hobbits?
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Those weren't real elves and hobbits?
Of course they're real! I'm looking at a map of Middle-Earth right now and it clearly has Hobbiton on it!
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I thought he was a reject extra from 'Lord of the Blings'.
You know, I auditioned for the role of Fro-Ho Baggins...
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Precious? What, are you kidding me? Of Course it's ****ing precious. Gimme a ****ing break, you moron.
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Originally posted by HeftyP
http://us.imdb.com/Name?Serkis,%20Andy

This is the guy. I saw a special about the "Making of..." He did the voice and provieded all body and facial movements of Gollum. They edited him out and put Gollum in overtop of him, keeping all the facial expressions and body movements.

There was one part where he was saying that it's no different than wearing prostetics (the elf's ears).
So you believe everything you read on the Internet?
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Originally posted by funkyryno
So you believe everything you read on the Internet?
HeftyP said he "saw" a special. I assume he means on television, because I saw a similar special, probably the same one. What does believing the internet have to do with it?
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was that 'precious' guy on Lord of the rings real or computer animated?
Oh stop it! You know he's CG! He doesn't look anywhere near photoreal. No CGI character does.
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