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" Thank God for Skype! "
" Our family were outsiders, and I've always had a sense of the outsider, the underdog, and a strong sense of justice towards people who are excluded. "
" But I think there's something wonderful and extraordinary about climbing on your own and just that kind of relationship to the environment. I'm very addicted to the mountains. You know, so, I do like that solitude. "
" Working with and collaborating with and for Peter Jackson was an incredible experience because he is such a phenomenal filmmaker. "
" Gorilla tourism is vital to Rwanda's economy: It's the third highest source of income. "
" Motion capture is exactly what it says: it's physical moves, whereas performance capture is the entire performance - including your facial performance. If you're doing, say, martial arts for a video game, that is motion capture. This is basically another way of recording an actor's performance: audio, facial and physical. "
" Actors' performances in films are enhanced in a million different ways, down to the choice of camera shot by the director - whether it's in slow motion or whether it's quick cut - or... the choice of music behind the close-up or the costume that you're wearing or the makeup. "
" I can get on with all different sorts of people, and I never feel homesick, particularly, or I've never felt kind of patriotic towards any one country. "
" Acting is a sort of pressure cooker that allows the fizz to come out the top. God knows what I'd be like if I didn't have that. "
" In terms of animation, animators are actors as well. They are fantastic actors. They have to draw from how they feel emotionally about the beat of a scene that they're working on. They work collaboratively. "
" Be magnificent. Life's short. Get out there. You can do it. Everyone can do it. Everyone. "
" Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre. "
" I don't see a difference between playing a performance capture role and a live action role, they're just characters to me at the end of the day and I'm an actor who wants to explore those characters in fantastically written scripts. The only caveat is a good story is a good character. "
" I have a road bike and a mountain bike, and I tend to use them both a lot. They help you keep your balance and your stamina. "
" My take is that acting is acting. A performance is a performance. With performance capture, if you don't get the performance on the day, you can't enhance the performance. "
" Just being an ape is a workout. "
" There are parts of New Zealand that I absolutely fell in love with that I will miss going back to, but I kind of think that is the part that can continue and will continue on. I don't imagine I'll stop going back to New Zealand, because I feel part of the fabric there, really. "
" Gollum is Gollum - though in 'Lord of the Rings' he's 600 years old and in 'The Hobbit' he's 540, so he looks a little bit more handsome. "
" The art of transformation is a very important thing to me, and I always believe I can say something more truthful through characters that are further away from me. "
" I do love nature, but I don't suppose I'd spent more time in zoos as a child than anyone else! "
" I believe that when people experience an event as a community, it can transcend and change people's lives. "
" Mountaineering has always been a huge hobby of mine. "
" Gollum is entirely based on the notion of addiction. The way that the ring pervades him, makes him craving, lustful, depletes him physically, psychologically and mentally. "
" I would love to direct an 'Apes' movie. It would be in the spirit of where I'm going with my career - avatars played by actors to say something about the human condition. "
" I'm in the early stages of a film called 'Freezing Time' about Eadweard Muybridge, the Victorian photographer who was really the forefather of cinema. Digital animators still treat his images like the Bible. He was a very obsessed man. "