Thread: Actors to play Bilbo
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Just a thought.
I believe they did make Mr. Holm look younger for the prologue scene in FotR, though if it was anything like the makeup/prosthetic processes used for other actors (notably Gimli) I doubt it was very pleasant. In any eve, Mr. Holm has said he is uninterested in reprising his role (possibly due to the difficulty in appearing younger). It would be interesting for him to come back, though he is very old.
What an amazing Beard you are!
So far we have had a Bakshi, a Rankin Bass, and a P Jackson version (not to mention some excellent fan-films). If you can't stand any of them, may I suggest that you make your own!!!
And by the way, shouldn't we reserve judgment until seeing the final product?
It was a much younger-appearing Holm (no -es at the end; he's not a detective). In light of the visual evidence I don't think it makes sense to interpret Gandalf's line as referring to Bilbo in the timeframe of The Hobbit. Film-Gandalf was probably referring to a later meeting between the two characters.
[quote:3hkxnrit]But I can see that the clowns Jackson, and del Toro WILL SCREW IT UP just as Jackson screwed up The Return of the King! I will also remind these idiots that this is not” there vision” this is “TOLKEN’S VISION!” [/quote:3hkxnrit]
I'm repeating myself from the other thread, but please try to be a little bit more civil. It is really annoying when people assume that critics of the film are angry or bitter, so let's try to discourage the stereotype.
I can't speak for BOrgeron, but I think PJ et al took their artistic license a bit too far in some places. That said, I agree with your main point.
[quote:1cqa9gfk]So far we have had a Bakshi, a Rankin Bass, and a P Jackson version (not to mention some excellent fan-films). If you can't stand any of them, may I suggest that you make your own!!! [/quote:1cqa9gfk]
If only the average internet-user had the resources to make a multi-million dollar film trilogy.
[quote:1cqa9gfk]And by the way, shouldn't we reserve judgment until seeing the final product?[/quote:1cqa9gfk]
I believe we should. We can, however, speculate on the comments the filmmakers have made so far.
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The problem with age is not the actors age in the movies but in real live, c'mon, Ian Holm was 67-8 old in LotR now he's 78-79 for the Hobbit.
Ian and Christopher Lee said they are to old to go to new Zealand, though CL said he'd be happy to be in the movie if his part can be made in London...
Tobey is Spiderman, not Bilbo.
I haven't heard anything about this in a couple of months, but I'm hopeful it will be possible. Even if the filmmakers want it, they'd need studio approval (and funding) though, and that might not be forthcoming, especially depending on how much time it will take to shoot Lee's scenes.
[quote:2qvkry08]Tobey is Spiderman, not Bilbo.[/quote:2qvkry08]
Agreed. I made a similar point about Emma Watson in another thread, but I would rather there be someone who is not strongly associated with a single character to be cast as Bilbo (and likewise in the other roles).
I'm not entirely sure I agree (see below), but Ian Holm has aged a bit since LotR. It's been about a decade, and filming probably won't start for a while longer. In any event, whatever our wishes may be, he's said he doesn't want to return.
[quote:c6a88kp5]After all, as Gandalf said, he "hasn't aged a day". The "young" Bilbo should look as he did in the Fellowship because the ring gave him longer life.[/quote:c6a88kp5]
I think that there was some noticeable aging between Prologue-Bilbo and the rest-of-FotR-Bilbo. I'm not sure that Gandalf, in the movie, was saying that Bilbo hadn't aged a day since the Quest. Ian Holm was, even then, quite a bit over 50. That's just my opinion, though. Ian Holm is a great actor, so I'm sure he would do a fine job if he had been offered and had taken the role.
Also, welcome to the forum! It's great that you're jumping into discussions, I hope you'll stick around with us (...crazy as we are sometimes ).
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Welcome to the forum Peter .
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What I don't understand is why people assume we know about casting. If your friend is a professional actor, doesn't he have an agent? Doesn't he know how to apply for a job? Can't he bothered to talk to people in the industry like a professional would?
And roygbiv, when you know, I'd like to know, too.