Andy Serkis is an actor
. He was born on April 20
. He has two children
. Although he has played many roles, the role that he is most famous for is playing Gollum
in the second and third parts of The Lord of the Rings
As well as providing facial expressions and voice, he also provided motion capture data -- everything except the physical appearance. Because of this, he was effectively ruled out of the 2003 Academy Awards, for the role of Best Supporting Actor in The Two Towers.
His performance did, however, earn him Best Virtual Performance at the MTV Movie Awards, where he gave a notable acceptance speech.