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.

Orlando Bloom

Lord of the Rings Stars' Side Projects Orlando Bloom Before 2001's Black Hawk Dawn and The Fellowship of the Ring, Bloom's only movie role had been in 1997's Wilde as a rentboy, which is exactly what it sounds like. The other gem in his filmography is Tour de Pharmacy, a short film with Andy Samberg, which is, allow us to repeat, a short film with Andy Samberg. CRACKED.COM


Sean Astin

Lord of the Rings Stars' Side Projects Sean Astin Astin was in one of the weirdest Die Hard knock-offs ever, 1991's Toy Soldiers. An all-male boarding school is taken by terrorists, and Astin and his friends start McClane'ing the situation. Не has tons of weird and bad movies in his resume, but Toy Soldiers does not get talked about enough. CRACKED.COM



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