My Top 5 Favorite Lord of the Rings Characters

Last week’s blog was about my top 5 favorite book series, and Lord of the Rings made it on to the list.  However, I also found the Lord of the Rings films to be engaging.  One aspect I really liked about the films was the acting.  This week’s blog is about my 5 favorite Lord of the Rings movie characters.


Sam made this top 5 list because, even though Frodo was the main part in the trek through Mordor, Sam was always by his side.  Without doubt, Frodo wouldn’t have made it without him.  Sean Astin is the actor who played the role of Sam.  He even had to gain weight to be accepted for the part because Sam is supposed to be a fat hobbit.


In 4th place is Gandalf.  He is played by Ian McKellen, and has a very important role in the plotline.  Gandalf is the one character that started it all.  He is a wizard who originally sent Sam and Frodo to Rivendell, the city of the elves, to determine the ring’s fate.  In addition to that, Gandalf is the one people look to for advice, and he always seems to have a new idea.


Third on the list is Gimli.  Gimli is a dwarf who is always looking for a fight.  John Rhys-Daveis nailed this role.  Gimli is one of the 9 companions who depart from Rivendell with Frodo to destroy the ring of power, but their paths split at the end of the first movie.  While Sam and Frodo sneak the ring into Mordor, Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli go on a rescue mission to save Merry and Pippin from a band of orcs.  Then they eventually return to join the fight against the Dark Lord Sauron’s forces.


My second favorite character is Pippin, played by Billy Boyd.  Pippin made it up to second simply by being stupid.  I found it funny how Pippin would be the one person who had no idea what was going on, and how his stupidity actually indirectly caused good to triumph over evil.


My favorite character in the Lord of the Rings is Aragorn.  He is the heir to the throne of Gondor, and a lot of his scenes are action filled.  However, he does have a soft side for the elf princess Arwen.  Viggo Mortenson played Aragorn, whom half the plotline is about.  You might actually think that Aragorn is the main character, but the movie gives plenty of evidence that it is about Frodo.  You will just have to watch the movies to find out why.


Information From: Lord of the Rings Films


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