20 Side Projects from 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' Stars

20 Side Projects from 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Hobbit' Stars

This may be surprising, but back when the first The Fellowship of the Rings came out, many of its stars were not, like, stars stars. Most of them were very well-known, to be sure, but Peter Jackson’s Tolkien installments skyrocketed many of their careers. What these performers did afterwards, then, we know. That’s the point. They had already become staples of pop culture, so it was easier to track later projects by the OG trilogy cast members. As it concerns their previous works, however…

//Of course, this situation is not so clear-cut. Elijah Wood has been doing tons of fascinating indie work, and Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, and Sean Bean were very well-known before the movies. Yet their careers have been out of the spotlight enough for some truly baffling works to have emerged. In this Pictofact, we take a look at them, particularly focusing on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit gangs. As we will see, most of them have bizarre, hilarious, or just weird stuff in their resume. For example, did you know Sean Bean was the villain in Goldeneye? What’s that? You knew that? Everybody knows that? Well, let’s get to the good stuff, then.

Karl Urban

Lord of the Rings Stars' Side Projects Karl Urban When it comes to Urban B-sides, And Soon the Darkness and Bent were lame, and The Price of Milk was a fantasy rom-com, which just feels weird. The truly weird one, however, is the 2013 Walking with Dinosaurs 3D movie, in which Urban briefly appears in the live-action footage bookending it. CRACKED.COM

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