When we see a movie in which monsters or other fantastic characters come out, sometimes we are left with the image, which scares us or we love it, but probably we rarely wonder who the actor is under that mask or that characterization. We have tried to select the best known and the ones that will surprise us the most by seeing who gives life to that monster or being curious.
C3PO - Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels , a British actor basically specialized in classical plays in his country, curiously rejected the first role of the C3PO robot proposed by director George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars saga. His, of course, had never been science fiction. However, he wanted to read the script and this was the reason he felt so eager to give life to the nice robot that later embodied him in all the films of the saga. (Since "A new hope" in 1977, through "The Empire strikes back" in 1980, and "The Return of the Jedi" in 1983). It seems that he felt comfortable in this area, since he also lent his voice to characters from other sagas, such as Legolas , in the Lord of the Rings , and in series of drawings such as "Droids" or in video games. When, in 1999, George Lucas proposed to intervene in "The Phantom Menace" he did not think twice. He ended up being a true Star Wars fan.
Gollum - Andy Serkis
Andrew Andy Serkis , English actor, director and writer, is known, among many other activities related to the entertainment world, for having been the one who provided, through a computer, the voice and movements of such disparate characters as Gollum , in the trilogies of " The Lord of the Rings " and " The Hobbit ." This technique is called motion capture. He also did the same in the King Kong version of 2005, as well as with the chimpanzee that starred, in 2011, " The Origin of the Planet of the Apes ." These interventions, as well as the rest of his work, made him worthy of being included in the number 10 of the ranking of "100 most important film characters of all time" published by the magazine Premiere Magazine.
Neitiri - Zoe Saldana
What can be done with the special effects! For example: transform young Zoe Saldaña into the beautiful Avatar Neitiri . The actress -from Dominican father and Puerto Rican mother-, is known worldwide for many films (among them was Ana María in " Pirates of the Caribbean : the curse of the black pearl", and Lieutenant Uhura in Star Trek ). He also took part in some television series, such as "Law and Order." The young woman became known in the entertainment world as a theater actress, being also a great dancer.
Lord Voldemort - Ralph Fiennes
Who would think that, behind the horrible countenance of Lord Voldemort , hid an actor as well known and versatile as the Englishman Ralph Fiennes , twice nominated for an Oscar, and with such an extensive filmography? Of course, they do not resemble much, the effect of makeup and the fact of altering his face, by computer, changing his nose. Fiennes played the evil Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, in 2005, as well as in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Relics of Death - Part 2 (2011).
Mystique - Rebecca Romijn Stamo
The beautiful American Rebecca Alie Romijn began as a model to pay for studies, and has appeared many times among the lists of most beautiful women. In the world of cinema, his first important role was precisely the character of Mystique, in X-Men , X-Men 2 and in X-Men; The last stand. Actually, his body painted with makeup and some prostheses were what shaped Mystique. However, the actress appeared as she really is in X-Men 2, in a scene in a bar, and in X-Men: the last stand, where her hair is brown.
Davy Jones - Bill Nighy
The British actor Bill Nighy , of whom an extensive filmography is noteworthy as well as his appearance in numerous plays, was allowed to "disappear" after the rather than unpleasant appearance of the pirate Davy Jones (half man, half squid). His interpretation was remarkable, and took part in several films of the saga as "Pirates of the Caribbean: the chest of the dead man" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: at the end of the world."
V for Vendetta - Hugo Weaving
Born in Nigeria, British-Australian actor Hugo Weaving has intervened in many films, such as in Matrix , where he was Agent Smith . However, he is given fantastic characters, since, in addition to being V in " V for Vendetta ", where he acted behind a mask, he was characterized as Elron in the saga of the " Lord of the Rings ", returning to Middle-earth in "The Hobbit."
Samara - Daveigh Chase
The young Daveigh Chase began her career making announcements, with only 7 years. Then he took part in television series, and gave voice to Lilo, of " Lilo and Stitch ". In 2003 she was awarded at the MTV Movie gala with the "best villain" award for her portrayal of Samara Morgan in the horror movie " The Ring ". Could you have thought that this ugly and ruthless young woman was really such a pretty girl?
Alien Antagonista - Bolaji Badejo
Well, he wasn't an actor! Bolaji Badejo is a young Nigerian who was discovered by a member of the " Alien " team in a bar. Its physical characteristics (it is more than 2 meters high and very thin) helped to simulate an extraterrestrial being with a low waist and long limbs, actually interpreted by a human being. The truth is that the interpretation requirements were not many ...
Freddy Krueger - Robert Englund
The actor Robert Englund , whose filmography would not fit us on a page, is immediately identified just by saying that it is Freddy Krueger , from the horror movie saga " Nightmare on Elm Streeet ", a role that earned him, in 1987, of the Saturn Award for best supporting actor. This may not be very fair to someone who, in consideration of his long career, awarded an Honorary Award in 2001.
And so far our selection of actors and actresses who had no problem characterizing themselves, for better or worse, to embody roles of fantastic beings in the world of cinema. The truth is that, as ugly or rare as the character is, it is necessary to be an actor to be credible.