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Casting for Aragorn
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Otaku-sempai
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Jul 18, 8:55pm

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'I see,' laughed Strider. 'I look foul and feel fair. Is that it?'

Hoult looks like he should screen test for Superman. Seriously!

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Helcaraxe
The Shire


Jul 19, 8:45am

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Yes he can be a bit of a pretty boy when he is cleaned up and shaven but roughen up the image a bit and he has a strong chin like Viggo, smoky eyes and I think could pull it off as a somewhat naiver, younger version. Don't know how tall he is mind. He does need to be a six footer!! I tried touching up a photo of him but I couldn't upload the damn thing. Imagine your photo with a bit of dirt, long unkempt hair and rough shaven. Hey Presto, we are getting closer. Not perfect, but if they are looking for a reasonable likeness to Viggo.............(not that they'd be listening to me!!!) Cool


Otaku-sempai
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Jul 19, 12:18pm

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Nicholas Hoult is tall. [In reply to] Can't Post

Allegedly, Hoult is 6'3" (1.9m). He's actually several inches taller than Viggo. Viggo's son Henry Mortensen is 30 years old, is 6'2" and also an actor.



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Kangi Ska
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Sep 7, 2:03am

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Benidict Cumberbatch [In reply to] Can't Post

He is the obvious choice if he would accept it.

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squire
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Sep 7, 2:42am

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I love his style, but I disagree that he is a good Aragorn. His actorly persona is too knowing, too ironic, to be Aragorn.



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Voronwë_the_Faithful
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Sep 7, 3:57am

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Otaku-sempai
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Sep 7, 4:11am

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He's too old now to play Aragorn in his period of great journeys and errantries. And I agree with the view that his persona is all wrong.

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Thor 'n' Oakenshield
Lorien

Oct 28, 12:40am

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He would be an awesome Aragorn, honestly. Maybe a bit too old, though, I guess.

How about Cody Christian? He's 23. I like him. I've been doing a lot of searching for actors, recently; fan-casting for my own books. Others I've found, who I now want to have a part in Middle-earth, include Yvonne Orji (amazing smile; she's black, early 30s), Luke Mitchell (early 30s), Dylan Sprayberry (20), Katherine McNamara (Arwen possibility?), Lilly Collins (can't wait to see how she'll do as Edith Bratt in the Tolkien biopic), Eleanor Tomlinson (can't remember how old she is right off the bat, 30s I think, Elvish look): and a bunch others. I hope that there's more fan-casting as time goes along. I live for this stuff, and I really haven't seen a lot yet.

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Otaku-sempai
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Oct 28, 1:12pm

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I wonder if Cody Christian (Pretty Little Liars) is too conventionally good-looking for the part of Aragorn? It could be a hard role to cast since the actor might be required to go from young adulthood to near middle-age. It is fortunate that Aragorn ages so slowly that, even at eight-seven years, he appears to be only a fraction of that.

Yvonne Orji might have to wait until Aragorn's travels take him to Umbar or Far Harad.

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Otaku-sempai
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Oct 28, 2:27pm

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Luke Mitchell and others. [In reply to] Can't Post

Luke Mitchell seems like a strong candidate.

Dylan Sprayberry (5'5") is a bit short for a Ranger (much less Strider).

Katherine McNamara. I would prefer a taller (and possibly British) actress for Arwen.

Lilly Collins looks more regal, but also short.

"For a brief time I was here; and for a brief time I mattered." - Harlan Ellison


Thor 'n' Oakenshield
Lorien

Oct 28, 2:55pm

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Not Dylan Sprayberry for Strider, lol [In reply to] Can't Post

He is pretty short. I thought actually maybe young Grima (which is not meant as an insult to Mr. Sprayberry).
And as for Arwen, I thought it might be somewhat fitting if the woman playing Tolkien's wife (the inspiration for Arwen) also played Arwen herself. I've seen a lot of people wanting to cast Saoirse Ronan, but I personally think she's too…I don't know, there's something about her eyes that gives off more of an eerie look than enchanting. Maybe she could be Galadriel, though? There are, of course, plenty of opportunities to race-bend some characters, but I feel like purists would absolutely go through the roof if that ever happened – but Harad and Rhun offer opportunities for actors/actresses of many other ethnicities. Tuba Buyukustun, for instance, is a great Turkish actress. Saiyami Kher has a real grace to her, and there's also Omar Borkan al Gala, who lives in Djibouti, I think, very good-looking guy. However, as there aren't really any defined characters from places like Harad, these are just names, and don't really apply to anybody in particular.

"Torment in the dark was the danger that I feared, and it did not hold me back. But I would not have come, had I known the danger of light and joy. Now I have taken my worst wound in this parting, even if I were to go this night straight to the Dark Lord."

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