‘Hobbit’ Inspires 10 Celebrities Gollum-ized with Gollum Eyes

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Andy Serkis’ transformation from moppet-headed Londoner to feral Hobbit, thanks to the wonders of computer graphics technology, is one of the great marvels of 21st Century filming. WETA special effects spent millions of dollars perfecting the effect that brought Tolkien’s schizophrenic creature to life, and his reappearance in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey takes digital makeover to the next level.

But did they really have to go through all that work?

Serkis did an incredible job turning Gollum into a living, breathing entity, but why go to all the trouble of painting him into a slimy, bald cave-dweller when there are plenty of famous people who already have the look down? Okay, part of the look. Hollywood.com was so sure that there were faces out there that could fit the Gollum bill that we used our photo manipulation skills to whip up a gallery of “Gollum Eyes.” See the results by clicking the link:

Click to See Our 10 Gollum-ized Celebrities

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After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of UGO.com, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining Hollywood.com as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.

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