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You Won't See The True Star Of Kong: Skull Island On Screen

The film’s poster spotlights it, however.

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While there's much to take home after the film – the return of an iconic primate, an inevitable battle with Godzilla, gorgeous scenery of Vietnam and clearly edited action sequences, only one item is worth the weight.

Nope, it’s not Tom Hiddleston. Or even acting luminaries like Brie Larson, John Goodman, John C. Reilly or Samuel L. Jackson.

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But *all* of Jackson’s lines should enter your meme collection, though. Anyway, scroll down for answer.

Creation blessed Earth (and moviedom) with Notary’s presence on Aug. 14, 1968 in San Rafael, California. Other than acting, he is also a stunt coordinator, stunt double and movement coach.

His first motion-capture effort was Avatar, where he taught the cast how to (literally) walk the Na’vi way. He was also Jake Sully's banshee.

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Notary's career-defining move was when director Ron Howard handpicked him as the Whos' movement coach.

Notary then met his true form in Rise of the Planet of Apes.

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In the film, he played Rocket, Bright Eyes, doubled for the great Andy Serkis and was the production’s movement coach.

He understood what it's like to be an ape.

“We watched a lot of gorilla videos with the signing and a lot of the just physical language of chimps that have been held in cages and sanctuaries basically. That have been experimented on for 20-30 years and then just cast away. They’re just basically prisoners." – Notary said in an interview.

Obviously, he continued to stay ape for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and gave us this gem:

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Kong: Skull Island is in theaters now. Forget the other beast – this one is the real(-er) deal.

(insert chest-thumping emoji)

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