20 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The 'Lord Of The Rings' And 'Hobbit' Movies

20 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The 'Lord Of The Rings' And 'Hobbit' Movies

After a little masterpiece of ours, and unlike certain fantasy authors who abandon projects after having just started them, we thought we might return to the genre and now tackle the big oliphaunt in the room. Once again, that is. In effect, we’ve written a lot not only about Tolkien, but also about The Lord of The Rings movies over the years – seriously, a lot. In this Pïctofact, then, we turn our attention to some behind-the-scene nuggets from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy (or as we also call them, Elijah Wood’s second best trilogy), as well as from his later Hobbit movies (or as we also call them, “oh right, those ones”). Now, we’ve also discussed some broader aspects of the epic saga that itself was the long road to make Lord of the Rings movies. Projects of such a scope, some would say just like your mom, do not come easily. Or your dad, we don’t mean to be sexist, it’s just that both of your parents have major sexual dysfunctions – point is: dont get distracted by their relationship challenges, we’re talking about Lord of the Rings movies here. Some facts about these movies are well-known, like Viggo Mortensen breaking his toes, or Sean Bean choosing to climb a mountain everyday instead of riding a helicopter. Nevertheless, the major idea is clear: your parents will get through this. Also, come on Peter, don’t make Ian McKellen cry

Viggo Mortensen's Son

THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT VIGGO MORTENSEN SLAYED HIS SON (AS AN ORC). The very first orc Aragorn kills in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields is played by his son Henry. It's like Vin Diesel always says - it's all about fambly. CRACKED.COM

Source: Screen Rant

Smaug's Legs

CRACKED.COM THE HOBBIT THE LORD OF THE RINGS SMAUG LOST TWO LEGS BETWEEN MOVIES. The dragon's first, quick appearance in An Unexpected Journey was heavily modified later on, and he goes from being four-legged to a two-legged, wyvern-like form.

Source: Wikipedia

Gollum the Junkie

CRACKED.COM THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT ANDY SERKIS PLAYED GOLLUM AS A JUNKIE. Serkis based Gollum's craving for his precious on actual drug-addicts going through withdrawal. Power, indeed, is addictive.

Source: Screen Rant

Stephen Colbert

THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT STEPHEN COLBERT MAKES A CAMEO. Colbert't blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearance is not as random as it might look like, as he's a huge Tolkien nerd. CRACKED.COM

Source: WhatCulture

Peter Jackson's Cameos

THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT PETER JACKSON CAMEOS IN ALL THE MOVIES. Drunkard Albert Dreary seems to be his favorite, as he plays him in both trilogies - but he actually has a small part in every movie of the saga. CRACKED.COM

Source: CBR


CRACKED.COM THE LORD OF THE RINGS THE HOBBIT BOLG WAS MUCH COOLER. The orc leader is fully CGI, but we have photos of the original, physical version, which did a much better job of not looking like Zack Snyder's Doomsday.

Source: WhatCulture


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