Category: Quote

l-o-t-r: “Life imitated art, completely. I en…

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“Life imitated art, completely. I ended up taking on the role of Elijah’s protector – even though he didn’t really need it! I kept wanting to take him under my wing, and he kept dragging me into different adventures. He’s an amazing young man. He’s genuinely filled with energy. I’m 10 years older than he is, and I had a lot of energy when I was his age, but he’s like a cat. He’s undaunted. They would tie him up and whip him around off these cherrypickers, and he was just game. He would go for it. And I was this Nervous Nelly of an old granny. I was like, ‘Is that safe? Have you gotten something to eat?’ I was like the grandma – or the big brother is really how it felt. We became very, very close. It’s hard to put into words. I don’t see him as a friend or a colleague. I see him as a brother. We did everything – bungee jumping, surfing, motorcycle riding, we did it all. Sightseeing, taking in the America’s Cup regatta – we were the Fellowship around town in New Zealand”

Sean Astin

l-o-t-r: “I think we lived very Hobbit lifest…

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“I think we lived very Hobbit lifestyles. We were always going to the pub and having a bit of a drink and a meal. Hobbits love to eat, so Hobbits love to drink. We, in some ways, embodied the things that are Hobbity initially, and I think we just became more Hobbity as the project wore on. The Hobbits tended to spend their free time together, so the the closest friends that I had on the movie were Billy and Dom and Sean.”

Elijah Wood

l-o-t-r: “He [Viggo Mortensen] was standing …

l-o-t-r:

“He [Viggo Mortensen] was standing behind the camera throwing the apples … And I’ve never seen him so happy.”

Billy Boyd

l-o-t-r: “I had been secretly wanting to do …

l-o-t-r:

“I had been secretly wanting to do that with Billy…which is a whole ‘nother… maybe we shouldn’t talk about that.”

Viggo Mortensen

l-o-t-r: “Well, Orlando was just fantastic. H…

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“Well, Orlando was just fantastic. He’s an actor who’s a great spirit on set. He’s always bubbly. He’s always optimistic. He’s really focused and professional.”

Peter Jackson

l-o-t-r: “So much has been said of it being …

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“So much has been said of it being a fantasy film and how there’s this stigma, but really every single film made is a fantasy film by their nature. Films aren’t real life, but the fact we had goblins and trolls and wizards made it a bit harder for people to take seriously. I appreciate that the Academy saw through that because the themes of J. R. R. Tolkien are all about courage and friendship and forgiveness — themes that go straight to the heart.”

Peter Jackson

l-o-t-r: “We felt the experience was both wo…

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“We felt the experience was both wonderful enough and profound enough to have ourselves branded, so we went ahead and did that about a week before we finished.”

Elijah Wood

l-o-t-r: “I had been a huge fan of Elijah’s …

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“I had been a huge fan of Elijah’s work, particularly in The Ice Storm, and was so excited to be working with him. He has an incredible depth and understanding of life that completely belies his young years, and I was to find out on set that his energy, focus and consummate professionalism really gave power to all around him. He just was Frodo.”

Andy Serkis

l-o-t-r: *HAPPY BIRTHDAY* Peter ‘The Pink’ Ja…

l-o-t-r:

*HAPPY BIRTHDAY* Peter ‘The Pink’ Jackson (10/31/1961)

“Everybody’s life has these moments, where one thing leads to another. Some are big and obvious and some are small and seemingly insignificant.”

Peter Jackson

l-o-t-r: “Peter Jackson and I… the White was…

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“Peter Jackson and I… the White was not our favorite. We stuck with him through two movies, but we’re very glad to get back to the long-bearded, straggle-bearded Gandalf the Grey. Who sleeps under hedge rows, who likes drinking down in Hobbiton and having a smoke, and telling a joke and having some fun. It’s that sort of Gandalf.”

Ian McKellen