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13 Actors That Could Appear In The Lord Of The Rings Instead Of Those We’ve Got So Used To

The first film of Peter Jackson’s trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, was released in 2001, i.e. already 20 years ago. We know almost everything about the films, since they’ve become a classic of fantasy and even the whole cinematography. But why don’t we fantasize about what the 3 films about life in Middle-earth would become if leading roles were played by other actors?

As you understand, a large number of well-known names claimed to participation in the project, and even the director himself, Peter Jackson, originally had other actors in mind for different positions.

Let’s see who could become Aragorn, Gandalf, Frodo and others, if things had gone differently.

1. Aragorn — Daniel Day-Lewis

Miramax Films / New Line Cinema

Played by: Viggo Mortensen.

2. Elrond — David Bowie

Lucasfilm / New Line Cinema

Played by: Hugo Weaving.

3. Frodo — Jake Gyllenhaal

gettyimages / New Line Cinema

Played by: Elijah Wood (who turned 40 years on January 28).

4. Gandalft — Sean Connery

gettyimages / New Line Cinema

Played by: Ian McKellen.

5. Boromir — Liam Neeson

New Line Cinema

Played by: Sean Bean.

6. Éowyn – Kate Winslet

Paramount Pictures / New Line Cinema

Played by: Miranda Otto.

7. Gimli — Warwick Davis

Warner Bros. / New Line Cinema

Played by: John Rhys-Davies.

Instead of The Lord of the Rings, the actor played Filius Flitwick and several goblins in Harry Potter franchise.

Just recently, we have explored a possible cast of the film series. Who might play Harry, Ron, Hermione and others instead of the ones who did it, you can see here.

8. Faramir — Ethan Hawke

gettyimages / New Line Cinema

Played by: David Wenham.

9. Bilbo — Anthony Hopkins

gettyimages / New Line Cinema

Played by: Ian Holm.

10. Galadriel — Nicole Kidman

Dimension Films / New Line Cinema

Played by: Cate Blanchett.

11. Denethor II — Donald Sutherland

gettyimages / New Line Cinema

Played by: John Noble.

12. Saruman — Tim Curry

NBC / New Line Cinema

Played by: Christopher Lee.

13. Arwen — Helena Bonham Carter

New Line Cinema

Played by: Liv Tyler.

13 Actors That Could Appear In The Lord Of The Rings Instead Of Those We’ve Got So Used To
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