The 15 Best Non-Human Scene Partners

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The 15 Best Non-Human Scene Partners

Some of the humans here got a face to work with, but some got a tennis ball waved in their faces like a golden retriever. Either way, they all got a treat and a pat on the head for accomplishing one of the hardest acting feats in the biz… Working with (and developing chemistry with) a scene partner who wasn’t all there. The non-humans here were no slouches either.

It’s impossible to deny the magic of film making when we think of E.T, Dobby, or Groot as real characters with lasting impacts on our lives. Whether they cost millions of dollars, or just got slapped with a bloody palm, they pulled their weight and actually made us feel.

Their look, movements, and voices were conceptualized and created by teams of people, and today we honor the labor that brought forth life. Here are 15 of the best non-human scene partners to date.

Michael Caine - The Muppet Christmas Carol

Michael Caine loves The Muppets THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL Не said, It's like talking to a real actor. You always get a couple of actors who think too much of themselves. But these were all kind, gentle, loving people and I had the best time. CRACKED.COM

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Aragorn and his horses - Lord of the Rings

Viggo Mortensen loved the LOTR horses so much, he bought three of them. LORD OF THE RINGS Не said, It's like talking to a real actor. You always get a couple of actors who think too much of themselves. But these were all kind, gentle, loving people and I had the best time. CRACKED.COM

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Gollum - LOTR

Gollum was sometimes the best and sometimes the worst. LORD OF THE RINGS At times, we never knew if Gollum was friend or foe, but at least actors in LOTR and The Hobbit got to act face to face with Andy Serkis instead of a tennis ball on a stick. CRACKED.COM

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HAL 9000 - 2001: A Space Odyssey

Talking to HAL 9000 was slightly better than talking to a brick wall. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY In 2001: A Space Odyssey, astronaut David Bowman (Keir Dullea) had HAL's lines fed to him by various actors, since voice actor Douglas Rain was hired in post production. CRACKED.COM

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Groot - Guardians of the Galaxy

The Flora Colossus from Planet X made the ultimate sacrifice. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Voiced by Vin Diesel, Groot was played by Krystian Godlewski in a motion capture suit, and Baby Groot had house plant stand-ins. The loveable character gave actors and fans some epic, hilarious, and truly heartfelt moments. CRACKED.COM

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Drogon - Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke's first ride on Drogon was overwhelming. GAME OF THRONES + + When she finally got to ride Drogon, Emilia Clarke said she was trying to look badass, but the crew said she looked like Harry Potter riding his broomstick. Her skills (and the tech) soon got a lot better. CRACKED.COM

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