Gollum reads Trump’s tweets

This is pretty much everywhere on the Internet, because you can find everything there. This is nice, though: it’s a clip from Colbert’s Late Show of English actor Andy Serkis, who did the voice of Gollum (Sméagol) in the Lord of the Rings movies, reading some of Donald Trump’s tweets in his Gollum voice. What a voice, and what a crazy idea!


  1. Harold
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    That actually is an impressive voice, and it made me smile—even though I am a Trump supporter.

    • Randy schenck
      Posted July 13, 2017 at 8:28 am | Permalink

      A bold statement to release on this site and if no one else will bite — Can you say what it is about Trump that you like? I cannot think of any.

      • Mark R.
        Posted July 13, 2017 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

        I like that he’s in Paris right now saying stupid things and not on American soil. I always feel a little better when he’s outside the US.

        I also wonder why Harold supports Trump. The only real reason to support this wreck of a human being is if you’re rich; and that’s a pretty pathetic reason. Is there any other reason?

        • Stephen Barnard
          Posted July 13, 2017 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

          Other reasons than being rich? I can think of several: stupid, ignorant, venal, racist, Russian patriot.

          • Mark R.
            Posted July 13, 2017 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

            Russian patriot! Love it…but yeah, those are reasons. I’m thinking more of a “smart” reason to support him…not the deplorables’ reasons.

            • Diane G.
              Posted July 13, 2017 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

              After all, we’re talking about a guest here who so far as I know hasn’t exhibited any of the qualities in Stephen’s comment.

              (On the positive side, I’d say posting his preference here at least shows he has guts. 😉 )

        • E.A. Blair
          Posted July 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

          I keep hoping his name will go on the no-fly list each time he leaves the country.

  2. Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:11 am | Permalink

    Serkis is amazing in the Planet of the Apes films. His Caesar is a beautifully nuanced. It’s a shame this isn’t the kind of performance that attracts Oscar nominations.

    I’d vote for Caesar over Trump any day.

    • Ken Kukec
      Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:30 am | Permalink

      I’d vote for Cesar Romero as the Joker over Donald Trump.

      Hell, I’d vote for a Caesar salad made from bad anchovies over Trump.

    • Saul Sorrell-Till
      Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:41 am | Permalink

      There’s an article at the Daily Beast making the same argument, that Serkis should get an Oscar for his performance.
      I haven’t seen any of the films, even though I’ve wanted to. I started watching the first one but quite early on James Franco’s dad is ill, and for personal reasons I couldn’t deal with the subject matter, so I stopped at that point. But the two sequels sound excellent, the latest one in particular, and I plan on watching them all asap. There are some interesting films out at the moment, and some superb TV too.

  3. Tom Czarny
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Well, it’s either laugh or weep.

  4. Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:17 am | Permalink

    By the way, he didn’t just do Gollum’s voice. That’s his face and body movements behind the CGI.

    • sgo
      Posted July 13, 2017 at 9:27 am | Permalink

      And I like how he jumps onto the couch into Gollum’s pose when Colbert asks him to read it.

      • Posted July 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

        Yes, Gollum is all Serkis, under a CGI “costume”.


      • Diane G.
        Posted July 13, 2017 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

        Me too!

  5. Ken Kukec
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Covfefe to the max!

  6. Saul Sorrell-Till
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    Often there’s a point with a largely unheralded, underrated TV show/musician/film series suddenly reaches a critical tipping point and everyone seems to start noticing how good it is and talking about it at the same time, and that’s what’s happening with these Planet Of The Apes movies. It’s a kind of epidemiological phenomenon – for a long time it’s under the radar and then suddenly people can’t stop talking about it.

    It also seems to happen at just _after_ the point at which the TV-series/film-franchise/band in question has peaked…

  7. busterggi
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    Its a shame to lower Gollum to Trump standards.

  8. Diana MacPherson
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    It’s extra funny how he says “dirty”.

  9. Kevin
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Brilliant. Love Serkis.

  10. Posted July 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    One of the most talented actors out there, for sure.

  11. Mark R.
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    That was a hoot. Thanks!

  12. Larry Smith
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    People who liked this… also liked the Gollum J. Trump twitter feed: https://twitter.com/realgollumtrump?lang=en


  13. Torbjörn Larsson
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    What a brilliantly talented actor!

    [While Trump is a two-bit stagehugger, acting as president. Sigh.]

  14. bric
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Andy Serkis showing how to walk like an ape

  15. nicky
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    That was precious!
    I never thought I would find Mr Trump likeable, but if said the Gollum way I actually do.
    It also gives us thought about how much Smeagol and Mr Trump have in common.

  16. Stephen Barnard
    Posted July 13, 2017 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    The strangest thing to me about Trump supporters is that they don’t seem to care that he lies virtually every time he speaks. He does it time and time again, and they just don’t care.

    Forget about policy differences for the moment. Put aside the racism and misogyny, the narcissism and graft. Ignore the disturbingly bad manners and bad taste and that he eats well done steaks with ketchup.

    How can you trust someone who lies so frequently and effortlessly?

    • Diane G.
      Posted July 14, 2017 at 2:13 am | Permalink

      So true!

      The only thing I can think of is that his supporters are seasoned liars as well. It certainly happens all the time on the godawful radio talk shows they listen to…

      Of course, some religious people are known to think that any tactic is OK, as long as it pushes the “right” message.

    • Stephen Barnard
      Posted July 14, 2017 at 6:15 am | Permalink

      His refusal to take responsibility for ANYTHING is also disqualifying. Now he’s blaming Obama for “doing nothing” (a lie) about Russian interference in the election (which he also claims didn’t exist). He’s actually blaming Loretta Lynch for the Donald Jr. meeting with the Russian lawyer.

      In Trump’s White House “the buck stops here” means something very different than it did in Harry Truman’s day.

  17. RPGNo1
    Posted July 14, 2017 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Andy Serkis is an artistic genius. What brilliant performance! 😄

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