ape leader

ape leader

obsolete A pejorative term for an older single woman; a spinster or old maid. From an old proverb that women who die unmarried are fated to lead apes—considered at the time to be unproductive animals—in hell. At the risk of being labeled an ape leader by ignorant people, I have chosen a life without marriage, and I am perfectly happy to do so.
See also: ape, leader
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Tellingly, the announcement was made by Andy Serkis and Tiffany Haddish, both of whom delivered two of the most accomplished screen performances of 2017: Serkis in an uncannily expressive motion-capture portrayal of the ape leader Caesar in "War For the Planet of the Apes," Haddish in a scene-stealing turn as a brutally frank bestie in the hit summer comedy "Girls Trip.
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Andy's portrayal of ape leader Caesar helped wipe away the memory of Tim Burton's ill-fated reboot of the classic sci-fi series (2001).
But for Apes director and co-writer Matt Reeves, the decision to bring the story of the ape leader Caesar (Andy Serkis) to an end in the film's emotional final moments did not involve any agonising or second-guessing.
It was the lightbulb moment when Andy realised he had truly captured the character of Caesar, the super-intelligent ape leader and star of the blockbuster series.
At the heart of Dawn is ape leader Caesar, brought to life wonderfully by Andy "Gollum" Serkis using motion–capture technology, who is justly wary of mankind.
It was slightly unnerving - but it was also the moment when he realised he'd truly captured his character, Caesar, the super-intelligent ape leader and star of the Hollywood franchise.
Ten years after conquering the Earth, ape leader Caesar wants the ruling apes and enslaved humans to live in peace But warring factions of apes led by a militant gorilla general as well as various human groups threaten the stability.