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May 13 2013, 11:09am


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WSJ: Enter the Dragon, Tolkien-Style



Mention Smaug, the classic storybook dragon of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," and a ray of delight flickers across Benedict Cumberbatch's pale eyes.

Smaug, "a most specially greedy, strong and wicked worm" of Tolkien lore, is for many children their first encounter with fire-breathing, scaly dragons. "First one for me,"Cumberbatch is quick to add. "My dad read the book to me and it was a bedtime treat if I had done well. If I had been a good boy, I'd get two chapters as opposed to maybe one or none if I had been really bad."

As his father, actor Timothy Carlton, brought the colorful characters of "The Hobbit" to life, a film played out in young Cumberbatch's mind -- decades before he would be cast as Smaug in Peter Jackson's own film "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." [Read More]

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