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Monday, August 08, 2011


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Gary J. Bivin

A mime is a terrible thing to waste...

James Corbett

I think you could argue that Zoe Saldana is the first avatar-based actress to become a star. I didn't know of her before Avatar and unlike Sam Worthington she only appeared in avatar form throughout.

Metacam Oh

Ah yes James, she was popular before Avatar, she was the lovely Uhara in the Star Trek reboot

Justin Bovington

A man with a mask, is a man in a mask. Lon Cheney was the original 'avatar' actor.

Saffia Widdershins

Andy Serkis is an awesome actor in his own right - although as his work is more on TV than in film, he's probably better known this side of the pond.


I'd buy this, especially since Andy Serkis *is* a well known name that attracts attention to a movie, despite his face not being visible (for most of the time) in it. Also because his name is a big positive on the billing. Almost no one remembers Ahmed Best, although his avatarian performance was notorious and instantly recognizable.


The cost of movies are not due to A List, B List or below list actors. It is due entirely to the fact that the movie biz people hide costs, kickbacks and windfalls in various shady backdoors in the film budget.

As far as Serkis' work is concerned, it is all him on the screen. He is the star. But many in the VR world would like to push forth the idea that the mask shown on the screen is the star ala that Final Fantasy failure film a few years back.

Serkis' work is no departure from regular film acting. He and others like him will be able to charge for their talent. They will be known factors just like Brad Pitt etc. Its already happened with Serkis.

Naxos Loon

well its nice to be a monkey.
believe me i know what im talking about.

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