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Aug 12, 2011 | 2:15pm EDT

Maurice, the name of the clever orangutan who befriends Andy Serkis' chimp character Caesar in The Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a nod to actor Maurice Evans, who played the ape Dr. Zaius in the original Planet of the Apes film franchise - and Buck, the film's gorilla, was named after actor Buck Kartalian, who played Julius.

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