Cast and Crew of Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Cast of
Rise of the Planet of the Apes

About Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a thought-provoking and thrilling science fiction film that explores the consequences of playing with nature and the potential for primates to rise up against their human oppressors. The movie follows the story of a highly intelligent chimpanzee named Caesar, who is born and raised in a peaceful suburban environment by his owner and caretaker, Will Rodman, played by James Franco.

Throughout the film, we see Caesar's intelligence and emotional growth as he learns to communicate with humans and other apes using sign language and other forms of non-verbal communication. However, when Caesar is taken away from his home and subjected to the cruel conditions of a primate facility, he begins to realize the stark contrast between his previous life and his current situation. As he witnesses the mistreatment and abuse of his fellow apes, Caesar's anger and desire for justice grow, ultimately leading him to organize a daring rebellion against the humans who have wronged him and his kin.

Andy Serkis delivers a standout performance as Caesar, using motion capture technology to bring the character to life in a way that is both convincing and emotionally resonant. The special effects used to create the apes in the film are also noteworthy, seamlessly blending CGI with live-action footage to create a world that is both believable and immersive. Overall, Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a must-watch for fans of science fiction and those interested in exploring themes of animal rights and the consequences of human hubris.

Full Cast of Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Andy Serkis
plays Caesar

Andy Serkis as Caesar
Andy Serkis delivers a captivating performance as Caesar in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. His mastery of motion capture technology brings the character to life with remarkable realism, showcasing a wide range of emotions and physicality. Serkis's portrayal of Caesar's evolution from a curious and intelligent ape to a determined and compassionate leader is both engaging and thought-provoking, making it a standout performance in the film. See Andy Serkis's other roles

James Franco
plays Will Rodman

James Franco as Will Rodman
James Franco delivers a compelling performance as Will Rodman in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. As a dedicated scientist, Franco's portrayal of Will is both empathetic and determined, as he navigates the ethical dilemmas of his research. His character's bond with Caesar, the intelligent ape, adds depth to the story and allows Franco to showcase his acting range, effortlessly conveying the complex emotions of love, guilt, and responsibility. Overall, Franco's performance is a standout feature of the film, contributing to its engaging narrative and emotional impact. See James Franco's other roles

Freida Pinto
plays Caroline Aranha

Freida Pinto as Caroline Aranha
Freida Pinto delivers a commendable performance as Caroline Aranha in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. As the compassionate primatologist and love interest of Will Rodman (James Franco), Pinto brings warmth and empathy to her character. Her chemistry with Franco is palpable, and she effectively portrays the emotional turmoil of witnessing the ape Caesar's transformation. Pinto's portrayal of Caroline adds a human touch to the film, balancing the intense action sequences and scientific elements with genuine emotion. See Freida Pinto's other roles

John Lithgow
plays Charles Rodman

John Lithgow as Charles Rodman
John Lithgow delivers a heartwarming performance as Charles Rodman in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. His portrayal of a man struggling with Alzheimer's disease is both tender and powerful, adding a layer of emotional depth to the film. Lithgow's chemistry with his on-screen son, played by James Franco, is palpable, making their relationship one of the most compelling aspects of the movie. His performance is a testament to his versatility as an actor and further solidifies his reputation as a master of his craft. See John Lithgow's other roles

Brian Cox
plays John Landon

Brian Cox as John Landon
Brian Cox's portrayal of John Landon in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' is a standout performance, showcasing his ability to bring depth and complexity to a seemingly one-dimensional character. Cox imbues Landon with a sense of authority and ruthlessness, yet also manages to convey a subtle vulnerability that humanizes him. His interactions with the apes, particularly Caesar, are tense and charged, adding a layer of emotional weight to the film's central conflict. Overall, Cox's performance is a testament to his skill as an actor, elevating the character of John Landon beyond a simple antagonist. See Brian Cox's other roles

Tom Felton
plays Dodge Landon

Tom Felton as Dodge Landon
Tom Felton delivers a noteworthy performance as Dodge Landon in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'. His portrayal of the cruel and abusive animal caretaker effectively adds tension to the film. Felton's ability to make the audience dislike his character showcases his talent for playing antagonistic roles. His performance is a chilling reminder of the cruelty that can be inflicted on animals, which serves as a powerful contrast to the empathetic and intelligent apes in the film. Overall, Felton's performance is a strong addition to the movie and helps to emphasize its themes of empathy and animal rights. See Tom Felton's other roles

Tyler Labine
plays Robert Franklin

Tyler Labine as Robert Franklin

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Karin Konoval
plays Maurice / Court Clerk

Karin Konoval as Maurice / Court Clerk

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Terry Notary
plays Rocket / Bright Eyes

Terry Notary as Rocket / Bright Eyes

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Christopher Gordon
plays Koba

Christopher Gordon as Koba

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Richard Ridings
plays Buck

Devyn Dalton
plays Cornelia

Jay Caputo
plays Alpha

David Hewlett
plays Douglas Hunsiker

David Oyelowo
plays Steven Jacobs

David Oyelowo as Steven Jacobs

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Jamie Harris
plays Rodney

Jamie Harris as Rodney

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Ty Olsson
plays Chief John Hamil

Ty Olsson as Chief John Hamil

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Joey Roche
plays Todd Hunsiker

Madison Bell
plays Alice Hunsiker

Makena Joy
plays Alice Hunsiker (Teen)

Kevin O'Grady
plays Animal Control Officer #1

Sean Tyson
plays Animal Control Officer #2

Kyle Riefsnyder
plays CHP #1

Anthony McRae
plays CHP #2

Jesse Reid
plays Donnie Thompson

BJ Harrison
plays Dottie

Leah Gibson
plays Party Girl #1

Leah Gibson as Party Girl #1

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Tracy Spiridakos
plays Party Girl #2

Tracy Spiridakos as Party Girl #2

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Ivan Wanis-Ruiz
plays Handler @ Lab #1

Trevor Carroll
plays Handler @ Lab #2

Chelah Horsdal
plays Irena - Charles' Nurse

Chelah Horsdal as Irena - Charles' Nurse

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Mattie Hawkinson
plays Linda - Lab Tech

James Pizzinato
plays Lab Tech

Ryan Jefferson Booth
plays South Side Commander

Ryan Jefferson Booth as South Side Commander

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Gordon Douglas Myren
plays Local Guy

Elizabeth Weinstein
plays Mom in Muir Woods

Elizabeth Weinstein as Mom in Muir Woods

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Jeb Beach
plays Dad in Muir Woods

Jack Kuris
plays Boy in Muir Woods

Meredith Grantier
plays New Aide

Javier Caballero Cano
plays Newspaper Dad

Peter Bundic
plays Newspaper Boy #1

Dylan Nouri
plays Newspaper Boy #2

Derek Morrison
plays Security Guard #1

Dean Redman
plays Security Guard #2

Dean Redman as Security Guard #2

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Hector Johnson
plays Security Guard #3

David Richmond-Peck
plays Board Member #1

David Richmond-Peck as Board Member #1

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Adrian Hough
plays Board Member #2

Evans Johnson
plays Board Member #3

Qayam Devji
plays Todd's Buddy

Riel Hahn
plays Zoo Guide

Michael Kopsa
plays Jerk Driver

Michael Kopsa as Jerk Driver

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Steve Lawlor
plays SFPD #1

Chris Shields
plays SFPD #2

Sandy Robson
plays SFPD #3

Sandy Robson as SFPD #3

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Mike Dopud
plays Northside Officer

Mike Dopud as Northside Officer

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Stacey Schmidt
plays Jogger

Willy Miles
plays Guy with Newspaper

Adrian Hein
plays Sharp Shooter

Trevor Addie
plays Ape (uncredited)

Jeffery Aro
plays Ape (uncredited)

Trevor Jones
plays Ape (uncredited)

Camille Atebe
plays Playground Mom (uncredited)

Camille Atebe as Playground Mom (uncredited)

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Rufus Dorsey
plays CHP #3 (uncredited)

Sonja Bennett
plays Mother on Sidewalk (uncredited)

Sonja Bennett as Mother on Sidewalk (uncredited)

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Loyd Bateman
plays Ape (uncredited)

Loyd Bateman as Ape (uncredited)

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Tom Franco
plays Mounted Officer (uncredited)

Scott Lang
plays Ape (uncredited)

Matteo Mariotti
plays Child in Car (uncredited)

Kis Yurij
plays Worker (uncredited)

Frédéric North
plays Camera Ship Pilot (uncredited)

Sean Connor Roche
plays Teen Todd Hunsiker (uncredited)

Luc Roderique
plays SWAT (uncredited)

Lauren Watson
plays Scared Girl in Stairway (uncredited)

Timothy Webber
plays Janitor / Stan Timko (uncredited)

Linda Watters
plays Primate Lab Technician (uncredited)

Monica Mustelier
plays Lab Tech #3 (uncredited)

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