Cast and Crew of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Cast of
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

About Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a thrilling science fiction film that explores a post-apocalyptic world where a simian flu has wiped out a significant portion of the human population, while a community of intelligent apes, led by the charismatic and wise Caesar (played by the talented Andy Serkis), tries to establish a peaceful and prosperous life. The film is a sequel to the 2011 film Rise of the Planet of the Apes and is the eighth installment in the Planet of the Apes franchise.

The human characters in the film are a group of scientists who have survived the simian flu and are struggling to stay alive in the ruins of San Francisco. Jason Clarke plays Malcolm, the leader of the group, who forms an unlikely alliance with Caesar in order to restore power to the human colony. Malcolm's group includes his son Alexander (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee), a young and curious boy who forms a bond with the apes, and Ellie (played by Keri Russell), a nurse who becomes Malcolm's love interest.

The film's plot revolves around the delicate balance between the human colony and the ape community, as both groups struggle to coexist peacefully. However, tensions rise when a group of human soldiers, led by the ruthless and power-hungry Dreyfus (played by Gary Oldman), threaten the safety of the apes, forcing Caesar to choose between peace and war. The film is a visual spectacle, with stunning special effects and motion capture technology that brings the apes to life in a way that is both believable and emotionally resonant. The film's exploration of themes such as power, trust, and survival make it a thought-provoking and engaging watch.

Full Cast of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Andy Serkis
plays Caesar

Andy Serkis as Caesar
Andy Serkis delivers a powerful and emotionally resonant performance as Caesar in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. His mastery of motion capture technology allows him to fully embody the character, bringing Caesar's complex emotions to life in a way that is both believable and moving. Serkis's performance is a testament to his skill as an actor, as he is able to convey a wide range of emotions through subtle facial expressions and body language. His portrayal of Caesar is a highlight of the film and a standout in his already impressive career. See Andy Serkis's other roles

Jason Clarke
plays Malcolm

Jason Clarke as Malcolm
Jason Clarke's performance as Malcolm in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is truly captivating. He brings a sense of humanity and vulnerability to the character, making it easy for audiences to empathize with him. Clarke's portrayal of Malcolm's struggle to maintain peace between humans and apes is both believable and heart-wrenching. His on-screen chemistry with Andy Serkis' Caesar is a standout, as they navigate the complexities of their unique relationship. Overall, Clarke's performance adds depth and emotion to the film, making it a must-watch for fans of the genre. See Jason Clarke's other roles

Toby Kebbell
plays Koba

Toby Kebbell as Koba
Toby Kebbell's portrayal of Koba in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is nothing short of extraordinary. His performance is a masterclass in motion capture acting, as he brings the character to life with a blend of raw emotion, cunning intelligence, and primal ferocity. Kebbell's Koba is a complex and compelling character, driven by a deep-seated resentment towards humans, which ultimately leads to his tragic downfall. The actor's ability to convey such a wide range of emotions through his digital avatar is a testament to his skills and the power of modern filmmaking technology. See Toby Kebbell's other roles

Gary Oldman
plays Dreyfus

Gary Oldman as Dreyfus
Gary Oldman's performance as Dreyfus in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is a standout. Oldman brings a sense of raw vulnerability and desperation to the character, making Dreyfus a complex and multi-layered antagonist. His portrayal of a man pushed to the brink by circumstances beyond his control adds a human element to the film, making it all the more compelling. Oldman's ability to convey Dreyfus's fear, anger, and determination with such intensity is a testament to his acting prowess. See Gary Oldman's other roles

Keri Russell
plays Ellie

Keri Russell as Ellie
Keri Russell delivers a nuanced and emotional performance as Ellie in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. As a former nurse, Ellie brings a compassionate perspective to the human survivors' struggle for survival. Russell's portrayal of Ellie's complex relationship with Caesar, the leader of the apes, is particularly noteworthy. She expertly balances fear, curiosity, and empathy, making Ellie a relatable and engaging character. Russell's performance adds depth to the film's exploration of the delicate balance between humans and apes, making her a standout in the ensemble cast. See Keri Russell's other roles

Kodi Smit-McPhee
plays Alexander

Kodi Smit-McPhee as Alexander
Kodi Smit-McPhee delivers a compelling performance as Alexander in 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'. His character, the son of a human leader, is a pivotal figure in the story, serving as a bridge between the human and ape communities. Smit-McPhee's portrayal is nuanced and heartfelt, capturing the innocence and curiosity of a young boy caught in a world of conflict. His performance is a standout, adding depth and emotion to the film's complex narrative. See Kodi Smit-McPhee's other roles

Nick Thurston
plays Blue Eyes

Nick Thurston as Blue Eyes

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Karin Konoval
plays Maurice

Karin Konoval as Maurice

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Terry Notary
plays Rocket

Terry Notary as Rocket

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Doc Shaw
plays Ash

Judy Greer
plays Cornelia

Judy Greer as Cornelia

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Lee Ross
plays Grey

Lee Ross as Grey

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Richard King
plays Stone

Scott Lang
plays Luca

Kirk Acevedo
plays Carver

Kirk Acevedo as Carver

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Jon Eyez
plays Foster

Jon Eyez as Foster

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Enrique Murciano
plays Kemp

Enrique Murciano as Kemp

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Keir O'Donnell
plays Finney

Keir O'Donnell as Finney

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Kevin Rankin
plays McVeigh

Kevin Rankin as McVeigh

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Jocko Sims
plays Werner

Jocko Sims as Werner

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Al Vicente
plays Man 1

Al Vicente as Man 1

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James Franco
plays Will Rodman (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Franco as Will Rodman (archive footage) (uncredited)

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Matthew James
plays Man 2

Matthew James as Man 2

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Deneen Tyler
plays Woman

Deneen Tyler as Woman

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Mustafa Harris
plays Officer

Lombardo Boyar
plays Terry

Lombardo Boyar as Terry

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Mike Seal
plays Driver

Mike Seal as Driver

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J.D. Evermore
plays Sniper

J.D. Evermore as Sniper

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Chase Boltin
plays Recruit

Michael Papajohn
plays Cannon-Gunner

Michael Papajohn as Cannon-Gunner

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Thomas Rosales Jr.
plays Old Man

Thomas Rosales Jr. as Old Man

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Carol Sutton
plays Old Woman

Christopher Berry
plays Gun-Clinching Man

Christopher Berry as Gun-Clinching Man

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Sergio Kato
plays Colony Survivor (uncredited)

Sergio Kato as Colony Survivor (uncredited)

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Michael Bloomberg
plays Self (archival footage)

Michael Bloomberg as Self (archival footage)

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Santana Draper
plays Human Colony Member (uncredited)

Monica Rene'e Anderson
plays Captured Human (uncredited)

John L. Armijo
plays Dreyfus' Officer (uncredited)

Joe Bravo
plays City Hall Colonist (uncredited)

Steve D'Assis
plays Survivor (uncredited)

Mike R. Moreau
plays Human Survivor (Courthouse) (uncredited)

Mahal Montoya
plays City Hall Colonist (uncredited)

Jazzy Ellis
plays Human Colony (uncredited)

Lucky Johnson
plays Rationer (uncredited)

Allyson Leigh Jordan
plays Human Colonist (uncredited)

Angela Kerecz
plays Captured Human (uncredited)

Bobby Kerecz
plays Captured Human (uncredited)

Anthony A. Kung
plays Colony Member (uncredited)

Richie J. Ladner
plays City Hall Colonist (uncredited)

John R Mangus
plays Dreyfus Officer (uncredited)

John Parsons
plays Human Colony Member (uncredited)

Mel Powell
plays Driver (uncredited)

Carl Joseph Schreiber
plays Human Colonist (uncredited)

Timothy Wyant
plays Attacked First Running Colonist (uncredited)

Lynnanne Zager
plays Newscaster (voice) (uncredited)

Barack Obama
plays Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

Barack Obama as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)

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