“The Lord of the rings”: what happened to the stars of the cult trilogy


«Властелин колец»: что стало со звездами культовой трилогии
The Peter Jackson films about the confrontation of a brave hobbit and his friends to the Lord “army of darkness” became the highest-grossing and loved by the audience a trilogy.

«Властелин колец»: что стало со звездами культовой трилогии

Photo: a scene from the movie “the Lord of the rings”

The trilogy “the Lord of the rings” (The Lord of The Rings) was filmed by the new Zealand Director Peter Jackson based on the novel epic by English writer JRR Tolkien. A work in three volumes translated into 38 languages and is one of the most famous and popular books of the fantasy genre of the twentieth century.

The first part of the franchise — “the fellowship of the ring” (The Fellowship of the Ring) — about the campaign the young and the brave hobbit Frodo Baggins and his companions into the heart of Mordor, “resident evil” Dark Lord Sauron to destroy in the crucible of the mountains of Fire, the Ring of power — was released in 2001 and became a hit in all areas.

After the premiere, fans all over the world went crazy from the bright and charismatic characters from fairy middle-earth, the locations of which were colorful landscapes of New Zealand. In addition to the fan love, the tape brought the creators a huge profit, almost a tenfold octopuses at the box office (box office receipts amounted to the enormous for those times the sum — more than $870 million with a budget of $93 million).

«Властелин колец»: что стало со звездами культовой трилогии

Photo: a scene from the movie “the Lord of the rings”

The triumph of the first part of the picture secured recognition of American critics: “the fellowship of the ring” fought for “Oscar” in 2002 as many as 13 nominations and won four: “Best operator”, “Best visual effects”, “Best makeup” and “Best original soundtrack”.

In the adventure film was played a whole constellation of Hollywood stars: Elijah wood (Frodo Baggins), Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Sean Bean (Boromir), Orlando bloom (Legolas), John Rhys-Davies (Gimli), Hugo weaving (Elrond), cate Blanchett (Galadriel), Liv Tyler (Arwen), Ian Holm (Bilbo Baggins), Christopher Lee (Saruman, the actor died in 2015) etc. But the role of the hobbits Director invited the then little-known actors. “The inhabitants of the earth nor” played by: Sean Astin (Sam), Dominic Monaghan (merry), Billy Boyd (Pippin), etc.

In 2002 and 2004, he released two less successful: “the Two towers” (The Two Towers) and “the return of the king” (The Return of The King), which enriched the franchise more than $2 billion, making it one of the most successful kinotrilogii in the world (all three of the tape has collected about $2.9 billion). To the cast ensemble was joined by several star actors: Karl urban
(Éomer), David Wenem (Faramir), Bernard hill (théoden) and Andy Serkis embodied facial expressions and movements are created using computer graphics Gollum (sméagol).

«Властелин колец»: что стало со звездами культовой трилогии

Photo: a scene from the movie “the Lord of the rings”

The tape has filled up a moneybox of awards Lord of the rings still on 13 “Oscars”, (second part has received two Golden statuettes, and the third — 11). Interestingly, in terms of won Oscars (statuettes 17 and 30 nominations) trilogy ahead of such iconic films as “Star wars” (8 pieces, 33 nominations — including 10 figurines) and “the Godfather” (3 parts, 28 nominations — 9 of those statues).

All three films Peter Jackson was filming at the same time (an unprecedented case in the history atelevision movie). The Director refused from the dear pavilion of filming: the unique nature of his homeland was allowed to shoot on location almost everything — mountains, plains, and waterfalls. The territory of the future settlement of the hobbits of the Shire was preparing to shoot for more than a year in “Hobbiton” was built 28 different houses-holes and 47 chimneys, and grass length regulated grazing her sheep. After filming the Shire was not demolished and has become a Mecca of tourism, and one of the main attractions of New Zealand.

«Властелин колец»: что стало со звездами культовой трилогии

Photo: a scene from the movie “the Lord of the rings”

In a difficult filming process that lasted 438 days, were involved in a truly incredible amount of men, horses and equipment. The crew consisted of about three thousand people, and during the various crowd scenes on screen appeared more than 20 thousand actors, some of whom were disguised as representatives of the fabulous races: orcs, goblins, elves. For weapons on-screen armies took more than 48 thousand units of various weapons (swords, axes, spears, bows) and a few thousand military suits “under armor”.

For the filming of was made 1800 pairs of hairy legs-prostheses, and the same latex big ears hobbit. Themselves as halflings, reduced on the screen using the most modern at the time of computer effects, there were much less. The props have turned a one-off, was badly injured during filming, and “body parts,” the actors had to be changed frequently. Moreover, the process “pereobuvki” heroes have taken at least one hour.

Photo: a scene from the movie “the Lord of the rings”

What has happened in the lives of the actors who played in “the Lord
of the rings”? Almost everyone had a good career: they continue
actively removed, flashed many other popular projects. Have
59-year-old Viggo Mortensen, in addition to the movie, there is a publishing house, where he
publishes books of poetry and prose and the works of little-known
writers.

36-year-old Elijah wood, who, in addition to the base fee for
part in the trilogy, got for shooting an additional $1.5 million, was founded
a successful record company. By the way, he gathered
an amazing collection of music CDs — they are over 4 thousand.
However, to get married, he is in no hurry: girlfriends keep leaving him for
what he does offer.

Otherwise, quite satisfied with his
the life of a 58-year-old Sean Bean: the actor recently got married for the fifth time. Happy and
movie, in the family of 40-year-old Liv Tyler, whose three children, and 48-year-old
Cate Blanchett, who gave birth only four. 41-year-old Orlando bloom grows
son. It gave birth to the actor Miranda Kerr, with whom he lived in marriage only three years. He still loves extreme sports: skydiving, surfing, paragliding, snowboarding.
And besides, loves sculpture, photography and cars.

Sean Astin
— man: that’s more than 20 years, he
faithful to his wife, with whom he raised three children. By the way, in
2004 released written a book “There and back again: the story of the actor”,
which he shared his impressions about the filming of the trilogy “the Lord of the rings”.

Since the premiere of the first films of the trilogy “the Lord of the rings” has been more than 16 years. Here are the heroes of their favorite movies now.