|“||Patchi, do not die in vain. If you're going to die, die for something like your father did: he died for you.||„|
|~ Alex encouraging Patchi to not give up|
Alex is the deuteragonist of the 2013 film Walking with Dinosaurs. He is an Alexornis, the best friend and mentor of Patchi and the narrator of the movie.
He is voiced by John Leguizamo, who also voices Sid in the Ice Age films.
In the movie
His exact nature is unknown, as in the bizarre universe of the film, he is shown to be a (totally unexplained) talking rook who can shape shift into an Alexornis, travel through time, and psychically communicate to people as well as dinosaurs.
In spite of being shown to have lived in Alaska for approximately 70 million years (his immortality is also unexplained) he has a Mexican accent, and he often feels a need to talk over ever potentially poetic or emotional scene, apparently with the intention of sucking the emotion out of it, or irritating the viewer.
He enjoys eating dinosaurs' tooth decay and insects.
- Alex speaks with a Mexican accent, as of real-life, Alexornis fossils have only been found in Baja California in Mexico.
- Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Bill Murray, Ken Jeong, Ed Helms, Paul Giamatti, and Nathan Lane were considered for the role of Alex.