“The Cast Of ‘The Lord Of The Rings’: 20 Years Ago VS. Now

Elijah Wood as Frodo:

And here’s what Elijah looks like now:

What else you’ve seen him in: No Man of God, Summer Camp Island, Star Wars Resistance, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Over the Garden Wall, Wilfred, TRON: Uprising, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Happy Feet, Sin City, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over

Upcoming projects: The Toxic Avenger and L.A. Rush.

Here’s Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf:


And here’s what Ian looks like now:

What else you’ve seen him in: Cats, Beauty and the Beast, the X-Men franchise, The Hobbit franchise, and The Da Vinci Code

Upcoming projects: Schadenfreude and Hamlet Revenant

Here’s Orlando Bloom as Legolas:

And here’s what Orlando looks like now:

What else you’ve seen him in: The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, The Prince, Carnival Row, The Hobbit franchise, Elizabethtown, Kingdom of Heaven, Troy, Ned Kelly, and Black Hawk Down

Upcoming projects: No confirmed projects as of now


Here’s Sean Astin as Sam:

And here’s what Sean looks like now:

What else you’ve seen him in: Stranger Things, Wayward Guide, No Good Nick, Bunnicula, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Strain, Special Agent Oso, Click, 24, 50 First Dates, and Jeremiah

Upcoming projects: iMordecai, Man & Witch, and The Man in the White Van

Here’s Cate Blanchett as Galadriel:

And here’s what Cate looks like now:

What else you’ve seen her in: Don’t Look Up, Nightmare Alley, Mrs. America, Stateless, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, The House With a Clock in Its Walls, Ocean’s Eight, Thor: Ragnarok, Cinderella, The Hobbit franchise, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 

Upcoming projects: TÁR, Pinocchio, Borderlands, A Manual for Cleaning Women, and Brideshead Revisited

Here’s Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn:

And here’s what Viggo looks like now:

What else you’ve seen him in: Falling, Green Book, Captain Fantastic, The Road, and Hidalgo

Upcoming projects: Thirteen Lives, Crimes of the Future, Eureka, and Unabomb

Here’s Sean Bean as Boromir:

And here’s what Sean looks like now:

What else you’ve seen him in: Snowpiercer, World on Fire, Curfew, The Oath, The Frankenstein Chronicles, Broken, Wasted, Legends, The Martian, Jupiter Ascending, the Silent Hill franchise, Missing, Mirror Mirror, Game of Thrones, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, The Hitcher, and Troy

Upcoming projects: Marriage, Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac, and Watch the Skies

Here’s Billy Boyd as Pippin:

And here’s what Billy looks like now:

What else you’ve seen him in: Doom Patrol, Hollywood, Outlander, Macbeth, Empty, The Flying Scotsman, On a Clear Day, and Seed of Chucky

Upcoming projects: I Feel Fine

Here’s Dominic Monaghan as Merry:

And here’s what Dominic looks like now:

What else you’ve seen him in: Edge of the World, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, Bite Club, Quantum Break, 100 Code, The Unknown, Goodnight Burbank, Flashforward, and Lost

Upcoming projects: No confirmed projects as of now

Here’s John Rhys-Davies as Gimli:

And here’s what John looks like now:

What else you’ve seen him in: Wizards, Fresh Eggs, TripTank, The Shannara Chronicles, Once Upon a Time, Revelations, and The Jungle Book 2

Upcoming projects: Starbright, Shadow Wars, Nameless, Miss Willoughby, and Kingslayer

Here’s Liv Tyler as Arwen:

And here’s what Liv looks like now:

What else you’ve seen her in: 9-1-1: Lone Star, Ad Astra, Harlots, The Leftovers, The Incredible Hulk, The Strangers, Reign Over Me, and Jersey Girl

Upcoming projects: No confirmed projects as of now

Here’s Hugo Weaving as Elrond:

And here’s what Hugo looks like now:

What else you’ve seen him in: Love Me, Lone Wolf, Patrick Melrose, Seven Types of Ambiguity, Hacksaw Ridge, The Hobbit franchise, The Mule, the Transformers franchise, The Wolfman, Happy Feet, V for Vendetta, and The Matrix franchise

Upcoming projects: Loveland

Here’s Sir Ian Holm as Bilbo:

And here’s Ian before he passed away in June 2020:

What else you’ve seen him in: The Hobbit franchise, Ratatouille, Lord of War, Strangers With Candy, The Aviator, The Day After Tomorrow, and Garden State

Here’s Christopher Lee as Saruman:

And here’s what Christopher looked like before he passed away in June 2015:

What else you’ve seen him in: The Hobbit franchise, Dark Shadows, Season of the Witch, Alice in Wonderland, Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and the Star Wars franchise

Here’s Andy Serkis as Gollum:

And finally, here’s what Andy looks like now:

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