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An 18 year old Frodo was bad enough..

Darkstone
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Sep 12 2013, 5:44pm


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An 18 year old Frodo was bad enough.. [In reply to] Can't Post

...but 11?

Anyway, both were experienced and critically acclaimed child actors. And both have Frodo's cleft chin, though Wood's is more prominent.

I do think Wood's experience with Ang Lee in the preproduction of The Perfect Storm helped him immensely with LOTR. And then there's those "bright eyes" Frodo had. Still, he did occasionally drift into an American accent.

On the other hand, Radcliffe probably would have made quite an impressive Frodo in his darker moments. However, Radcliffe's difficulties with DCD may have made the grueling 15 month shooting schedule in New Zealand problematical. But he does seem to have the accent down pat. And I do think Radcliffe's manner might have made the Frodo-Sam relationship a bit more like that in the book.

All in all, a toss-up. Under other circumstance we might well be going "Wood as Frodo and Radcliffe as Potter? Nahh!!!!"

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What if: Elijah Wood had been cast as HP and Daniel Radcliffe as Frodo Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 9 2013, 9:21pm
    Bad dubulous Send a private message to dubulous Sep 9 2013, 9:58pm
    Hmmm... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Sep 10 2013, 2:32am
    nobody would notice the difference Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 10 2013, 6:23pm
    Dang, they look alike!!! Bellawen Bolger of Bree Send a private message to Bellawen Bolger of Bree Sep 11 2013, 1:13am
        Welcome in your new identity Bellawen! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Sep 12 2013, 4:45pm
    Oh, thank goodness THAT didn't happen. Patty Send a private message to Patty Sep 11 2013, 11:45am
        I think both are pretty crappy actors Semper Fi Send a private message to Semper Fi Sep 11 2013, 12:24pm
    Same difference, no? Misto Send a private message to Misto Sep 12 2013, 4:35pm
        I think there are differences. At least, from what I have seen Eruonen Send a private message to Eruonen Sep 12 2013, 4:52pm
    An 18 year old Frodo was bad enough.. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Sep 12 2013, 5:44pm

 
 
 

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