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Elijah Wood is not really Frodo Baggins

Elijah Wood (right) and Sean Astin do their best to portray Frodo Baggins and Sam Gamgee, respectively, in the 2001 movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. They are good people and good actors, no doubt, but here they were given the impossible task of trying to portray two iconic figures of fantasy literature. It's not their fault that they failed, being too young, too pretty, too tall, and too 21st-Century-human for the roles. Just gluing a spritz of hair on their feet didn't make them look anything like actual hobbits as they were written in the books by J.R.R. Tolkien. And to speak plainly, Frodo does not go through the books with a frozen look of wonder/terror on his face. But as we say, it's not really the fault of Messrs. Wood and Astin: the whole series of movies never should have been made. The books are perfect as they are, thank you.

See our biography of Frodo Baggins