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Hobbit thespians

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Feb 8 2013, 3:28am


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My nominees are:

(In order of appearance by movie release.order:). Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, Dominick Monaghan, Andy Serkis, and Martin Freeman. I omitted those cast in minor roles like Rosie, Odo Proudfoot, etc.

Difficulty points go to larger Hobbit roles. Roles that were main characters throughout an entire trilogy get more points from me.

That pits Elijah Wood v. Martin Freeman. For me, the winner is Martin Freeman. But I liked Elijah's performance as well.

Sean Astin was quite nearly the star of ROTK. So he comes next.

Billy and Dom each starred in his own arc in ROTK. Billy wins that one, for me.
Dom was terrific but Billy really shined in that one. His song gave me the chills.
Andy Serkis never took a starring role anywhere, except the ROTK prologue. Other than that, he played a key supporting role in TTT, ROTK, and AUJ. For me, his role was so huge and his performance so memorable that he may have stolen the show. But for me Martin stood on equal footing with him.

Ian Holm played an important supporting role, but never a starring one.

In light of the above, my rankings go as follows, highest to lowest:

Martin Freeman
Andy Serkis
Elijah Wood
Sean Astin
Billy Boyd
Dom Monaghan
Ian Holm

Bilbo Baggins is the ultimate and quintessential Hobbit, and all the other Hobbit characters are indebted to him. For me, Martin nailed that role. For me, Martin Freeman played his Hobbit role to perfection.

A bag is like a hole that you can carry with you.

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Favorite Hobbit Actor The White Wizard Send a private message to The White Wizard Feb 7 2013, 10:20pm
    Nice Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Feb 7 2013, 10:24pm
    I agree, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 7 2013, 10:25pm
    My top 10 LOTR/Hobbit performances (thus far) Radagast-Aiwendil Send a private message to Radagast-Aiwendil Feb 7 2013, 10:47pm
        I like this idea too... Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Feb 8 2013, 6:32am
    This list is missing something... Lindele Send a private message to Lindele Feb 7 2013, 10:53pm
        Of course, Eowyn3 Send a private message to Eowyn3 Feb 8 2013, 12:25am
        You are absolutley right! Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 8 2013, 12:27am
        Great Point The White Wizard Send a private message to The White Wizard Feb 8 2013, 1:46pm
            Favorite Hobbits Lonely Mountain Send a private message to Lonely Mountain Feb 8 2013, 3:14pm
        Andy Serkis dreamflower Send a private message to dreamflower Feb 11 2013, 4:13pm
    Can we expand that to actors in LOTR or The Hobbit? Roheryn Send a private message to Roheryn Feb 7 2013, 11:07pm
        Oooh yes! Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 8 2013, 5:47am
    Among my favorite Hobbit actors Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 7 2013, 11:15pm
    Favourite actors imin Send a private message to imin Feb 8 2013, 12:27am
        Sean Bean, yes! GloryBox Send a private message to GloryBox Feb 8 2013, 2:48am
    Has to be IdrilofGondolin Send a private message to IdrilofGondolin Feb 8 2013, 1:01am
    Only hobbits and only based on acting quality in the lotr/hobbit movies, in order... Nira Send a private message to Nira Feb 8 2013, 2:11am
    Serkis / Freeman / Wood / Holm Kassandros Send a private message to Kassandros Feb 8 2013, 2:39am
    Hobbit thespians Ruxendil_Thoorg Send a private message to Ruxendil_Thoorg Feb 8 2013, 3:28am
    My favourite Hobbit Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 Feb 8 2013, 5:45am
    Favorite hobbit Gelir Send a private message to Gelir Feb 8 2013, 5:53am
    Ian Holm Elutherian Send a private message to Elutherian Feb 8 2013, 6:21am
    At this moment for me namarie Send a private message to namarie Feb 8 2013, 7:45am
        Is it Everard or Odo Proudfoot? Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 8 2013, 3:33pm
            It is Everard Proudfoot Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Feb 8 2013, 3:46pm
                Thank you, Magpie! Aragalen the Green Send a private message to Aragalen the Green Feb 8 2013, 3:49pm
    hobbits Cirashala Send a private message to Cirashala Feb 8 2013, 8:53am
    my favourites Rolfina Send a private message to Rolfina Feb 8 2013, 12:02pm
    This isn't easy... BoromirOfWinterfell Send a private message to BoromirOfWinterfell Feb 8 2013, 4:47pm
    Hobbits and LOTR short list Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Feb 8 2013, 5:06pm
    re: What is your list of favorite hobbit actors? dik-dik Send a private message to dik-dik Feb 9 2013, 11:36pm
    McKellan/ Mortenson/ Serkis// sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Feb 10 2013, 3:03am
    Hobbits and hobbit actors dreamflower Send a private message to dreamflower Feb 11 2013, 4:07pm

 
 
 

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