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Cirashala
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Feb 8 2013, 8:53am


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I didn't know exactly who to reply to per se but I noticed a lot of people not sure whether or not to include Andy Serkis in the hobbit list as far as actual hobbits-

Gollum/Smeagol IS a hobbit. You see him before the ring took a hold of him in the beginning of ROTK and he is a water friendly hobbit but he is most definitely a hobbit-just because the ring corrupted his heart, and he lived an unnatural long life filled with the ring poisoning him and eating away at his heart and his struggles to survive scarring and thinning his body doesn't change what RACE he is.

So IMO he is still a hobbit (despite being a very strange one) and for those of you who aren't sure to count him he is very much deserving to be placed in a strictly hobbits list Wink

My favorite performance of hobbits is DEFINITELY Martin Freeman as Bilbo-absolutely amazing performance! Tied is Andy Serkis as Gollum-it isn't special effects-it's the way he brings the character to life-You don't watch an actor named Andy Serkis playing Gollum in a movie-he WAS gollum there is no doubt about it. The moment that camera started rolling Andy Serkis was gone and Gollum was there. I am seriously astounded that he hasn't won a supporting actor award for his performance as Gollum.

So basically, I think I liked Andy Serkis's performance much better, however because I am not fond of the character himself, I would say that MF as Bilbo is slightly more likeable to me-but to pick which one performed better-that would be very very difficult to do :)

As for the whole movie itself-it is way too hard to pick the best performances-PJ cast a group of phenomenal actors who embodied their characters so well it is absolutely genius. But I have to say that Ian McKellen as Gandalf is much like how I described AS as Gollum above-when that camera starts rolling, you see Gandalf. Plain and simple.

I loved how well the actors made us believe that there is no doubt we are in Middle Earth! Smile

Half Elven Daughter of Celethian of the Woodland Realm

Subject User Time
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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