Well not Gary the Gecko directly, though I’m sure he wishes that were true.
Ms. Theron apparently took to studying Gary’s green gecko cousins in preparation for her assassin extraordinaire role in Aeon Flux. Why you ask? Movie stunt coordinator Charlie Croughwell says, “There’s a scene where Charlize runs on all fours and her belly’s only three or four inches off the ground, so we watched National Geographic videos of geckos to analyze their movements.” Naturally! That would be my first thought as well. What did Theron think of her lizard tutors? “I’m from Africa. I know all about geckos. I used to play ‘Alcatraz’ with them in my yard.” Right.
Considering how miserably the movie fared in theatres, something was definitely lost in the species-to-species translation.