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Robert Kazinsky Not Mentioned in Hobbit EE?


Nov 12 2013, 11:25pm

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Robert Kazinsky Not Mentioned in Hobbit EE? Can't Post

Not sure if this has been mentioned or if anyone cares, but I've watched a large portion of The Hobbit EE appendices and have noticed that every now and again you see Rob Kazinsky's version of Fili in the background of shots, however he is not mentioned at all or spoken too, not even when they mention they have a new actor playing Fili is his name said. Seen as though pretty much everything is covered in detail, seems odd. Is there animosity between Kazinsky and the film-makers? I remember when they said he left, he said it was health reasons in a statement, but was working on other projects soon after. He was in production on the film for a while and spent months with all the other dwarves in preparations, seems odd that he is ignored. Can anyone shed any light? Can't find anything really online.

(This post was edited by anthonyroy on Nov 12 2013, 11:27pm)


Nov 12 2013, 11:36pm

Post #2 of 13 (689 views)
Noone can, here. [In reply to] Can't Post

We know the official reason (family reasons) and should probably not speculate more than that.

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Nov 12 2013, 11:42pm

Post #3 of 13 (688 views)
He is mentioned one time. [In reply to] Can't Post

He is mentioned one time on the "Part 8" disc, during the featurette all about the casting of the dwarves.


Nov 13 2013, 12:17am

Post #4 of 13 (624 views)
I think [In reply to] Can't Post

that out of respect they decided not to mention it. Anything they said would probably make poor Rob feel bad about not being available to continue filming. He made the right choice, and I don't think there is any animosity whatsoever between him and the producers.
Sorry we didn't get to see what you had in mind for Fili Rob, wherever you are! Hope everything worked out for ya.
And good job so far Dean, your Fili is great. Hoping for more screen time for ya in the next two films!

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Nov 13 2013, 1:26am

Post #5 of 13 (592 views)
Rob did get suspended from Eastenders for 2 months [In reply to] Can't Post

Even though that was years ago it just goes to show that he is capable of doing stupid things and getting almost fired from a job (Eastenders is one of the big British soaps/serial dramas, if you don't know).

We all know that Peter only likes to work with decent people.

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Nov 13 2013, 7:39am

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PJ mentioned him [In reply to] Can't Post

right before Dean O'Gorman audition (Appendices Part 8).

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Nov 13 2013, 3:59pm

Post #7 of 13 (295 views)
He was in Pacific Rim, so whatever happened did not stop him from [In reply to] Can't Post

filming that movie.


Nov 13 2013, 6:14pm

Post #8 of 13 (250 views)
Disappointment [In reply to] Can't Post

I was too sad when Robert left the project. However, I think he looks too way disappointment to me. I thought from him there would be a beautiful dwarf but no. Dean looks much more better than Robert. Luckily we have Dean.


Nov 13 2013, 7:34pm

Post #9 of 13 (221 views)
No disrespect to Robert... [In reply to] Can't Post

But his Fili looked horrible compared to Dean's.

Even tho he does not have a big beard or heavy prosthetics I think Dean looks very dwarfish.


Nov 13 2013, 7:40pm

Post #10 of 13 (218 views)
No kidding! [In reply to] Can't Post

In one of the makeup tests of Thorin, Fili, and Kili, we see Rob Kazinsky as Fili and boy does he look WEIRD! I know it was only a makeup test--so the prosthetics, hair, and beard could have gone through some changes--but I think Dean makes a much more convincing dwarf.


Nov 13 2013, 7:41pm

Post #11 of 13 (211 views)
Totally agree [In reply to] Can't Post

Rob may have been a great Fili! But I really like how Dean and Aidan complement each other and he's doing a great job so far!

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Nov 14 2013, 1:17am

Post #12 of 13 (136 views)
Rob can actually be glimpsed in the EE [In reply to] Can't Post

In the scene where Bofur is doing his dance on the table in Rivendell, look way in the background...That's not Dean O'Gorman as Fili! It almost looks like Thorin but the beginning of the scene shows Thorin leaving the room because Elrond was starting to ask questions. He's sitting in the far back corner.


Nov 16 2013, 6:37am

Post #13 of 13 (71 views)
Sir PJ... [In reply to] Can't Post

...actually did briefly mention him on the last disc about how he had to depart the project. And yet we did see Kazinsky in a couple shots though too. Still the chemistry between Dean and Aiden is awesome! :)

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