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Roborovskii 12-08-2007 01:23 AM

Who do you think in the movies is the best looking?
 
So the TheGreatElvenwarrior and I were arguing about who was the hottest movie character is. I say Aragorn, but she claims that Sam and Pippin are the best. Lies. She also swears she is going to kill me for mentioning her here, supposedly it will damage her reputation, but so what.

TheGreatElvenWarrior 12-08-2007 01:28 AM

You!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
:mad:I hate you Robi! You're soo mean for mentioning me in your freaking post... but it's not like you're not sitting right next to me in my room... on my computer too! sheesh!

Mithol 12-16-2007 04:26 AM

Sorry, but I agree with Roborovskii. :p

It's definitely Aragorn. He was my first celebrity crush. That was when I started "noticing" the opposite sex. He is smokin' hot...

LalwendŽ 12-16-2007 06:33 AM

Duh. It's that well-known 'bit of rough' Sean Bean isn't it? :p

BÍthberry 12-16-2007 08:02 AM

er, "best looking" = "most imaginatively recreates the book character's visual description"

No question: CGI Gollem. Best looking rendition of a Tolkien character.

Gandalf might come in second.

MatthewM 12-17-2007 12:53 AM

EOWYN! mmm...:)

Arwen's such a close second though I don't know...maybe both!

Oddwen 12-17-2007 11:48 AM

The Ring.

Thenamir 12-17-2007 12:00 PM

For me it's a toss-up between Arwen and her grandmother, Galadriel. But my wife beats 'em both.

Aganzir 12-17-2007 12:11 PM

Although I'm tempted to agree with Oddwen, I think Saruman was the hottest. I've never seen Christopher Lee as good-looking, not even when he was young. And especially that nose prosthesis is great.

Thenamir 12-17-2007 12:14 PM

Using Bethberry's standard, I'd have to say it's the Balrog.

<bad pun mode=ON> The Balrog is hands-down the hottest character on screen.<bad pun mode=OFF>

Finduilas 12-17-2007 12:55 PM

Hottest? What is your definition there?

I personally think that Eomer, Faramir, and Boromir are all very hansome. I also think that Orlando Bloom is hansome, though I would say that in LotR, he isn't as much so as he is in PotC.

For pretty, I think I like Eowyn best, next Galadriel. I don't care for Arwens looks.

Thenamir 12-17-2007 01:39 PM

:rolleyes: The art of punnery and sarcasm is lost.

Finduilas 12-17-2007 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Thenamir (Post 539680)
:rolleyes: The art of punnery and sarcasm is lost.

Lol! I was just overlooking your post, and asking Robovorskii. So sorry. I have a horrible way of not making myself clear. I really can't believe that I made that mistake, it is so obviosly confusing. Sorry. I got your pun perfectly well, and found it funny. :D

Kitanna 12-17-2007 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by LalwendŽ (Post 539548)
Duh. It's that well-known 'bit of rough' Sean Bean isn't it? :p

As if there could be any other. However, the rebel, Karl Urban, comes in a close second.

But if best-looking means, as Bethberry put it, best recreation from the book, I'll have to go with Galadriel. A lovely actress playing a beautiful character.

Mithalwen 12-17-2007 02:39 PM

I am one of the few women
 
who find Sean Bean quite resistable. While I was amazed to see that Karl Urban looks amazing when shaved and with short hair (I loathe beards and dislike long hair on men - though Viggo might just be the exception that proves the rule), I fell in love with Hugo Weaving when I was 14 and I am a very faithful hound :D. So I don't care that his hair is receding, he still has my vote( "Morrrrrrrrrdoorrrrrrrrrr" *thud*.

Miranda Otto is lovely but I think Cate Blanchett is one of the great beauties of our time - though if you analyse her face it shouldn't work....There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.

LalwendŽ 12-18-2007 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Mithalwen (Post 539690)
who find Sean Bean quite resistable. While I was amazed to see that Karl Urban looks amazing when shaved and with short hair (I loathe beards and dislike long hair on men - though Viggo might just be the exception that proves the rule), I fell in love with Hugo Weaving when I was 14 and I am a very faithful hound :D. So I don't care that his hair is receding, he still has my vote( "Morrrrrrrrrdoorrrrrrrrrr" *thud*..

Was the thud the sound of his ham dropping on the floor as he acted the part? :D It's that "Morrrrrrrdoooorrrrrr" thing that puts me off. He's much better in Priscilla I think.

Viggo's no good because he has that weird thing going on where he's dark but has no eyebrows. Like the opposite of Hugo in fact.

There are altogether too many mullets and beards going on in Middle-earth in general. They've either got one or both. Not good. Boromir looks the cleanest of the lot though.

Mithalwen 12-18-2007 12:38 PM

Sorry Lal, but I now have to kill you. I think he did very well with what the script left of Elrond ...but I love Priscilla - what that says about my psyche is probably best left unsaid. But I am not sure that his finest role was not the sheepdog in Babe.... ;)

Sean Bean always look like his head is too big for his body and was set upside down..that hack jaw ... nah....

David Wenham is not particularly handsome but he is attractive and has a nice voice..... voices are my weakness

Rikae 12-18-2007 01:01 PM

I'm going to reveal myself as the complete nutcase I am (and answer something I left unanswered in my original post on the 'downs) by saying:
Brad Dourif and Andy Serkis! (With the latter, I'm referring to his incarnation as "young Smeagol" - pointy ears, long hair and all. Precious!)

Groin Redbeard 12-18-2007 01:03 PM

Hmmmm.....well I'm not into the whole elven thing of long blonde hair and talking real slow and elegant. I'm not into girls either, so I'd have to say that the best looking is Boromir!:cool:

LalwendŽ 12-18-2007 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Mithalwen (Post 539786)
Sorry Lal, but I now have to kill you. I think he did very well with what the script left of Elrond ...but I love Priscilla - what that says about my psyche is probably best left unsaid. But I am not sure that his finest role was not the sheepdog in Babe.... ;)

Sean Bean always look like his head is too big for his body and was set upside down..that hack jaw ... nah....

David Wenham is not particularly handsome but he is attractive and has a nice voice..... voices are my weakness

I'll let you off for the simple reason that at least he's not a great big girls blouse like the other male Elves, wafting around in their kaftans saying 'whispy' things and sulking under their greasy hair...they even annoy me how they use their swords in the manner of synchronised swimming instead of raddling them around in a wild, manly fashion :D

Wenham has the advantage of getting given the part of the tastiest book character ;)

The Might 12-18-2007 03:49 PM

Besides Mouth of Sauron?
Well, guess I'd go with Rosie here, I like her more then the Elvish gals.

mormegil 12-18-2007 04:17 PM

This should be made into an actual poll.

Galadriel=Cate Blanchett=the one I thought the most beautiful.

Nogrod 12-18-2007 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by mormegil (Post 539846)
Galadriel=Cate Blanchett=the one I thought the most beautiful.

I'd agree that Cate Blanchett is the most beautiful of the ones discussed in real life (well, in pictures and tv/films outside LotR) and sure there is something elvenlike in her... but somehow I was disappointed in the end with her as Galadriel. I don't know why.

I'd probably go for Miranda Otto... How she sings the burial lament for Théodred and how she smiles on the refugee trail... Well, that's enough for me. :)

Mithalwen 12-19-2007 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by LalwendŽ (Post 539825)

Wenham has the advantage of getting given the part of the tastiest book character ;)


Oh that we can certainly agree on. Faramir and Kester Woodseaves as the most wonderful men in all literature.... ;)

Sir Kohran 12-19-2007 06:01 PM

Both Arwen (Liv Tyler) and Eowyn (Miranda Otto) are quite gorgeous...I really can't choose, they're both too beautiful for such a choice. We'll call it a draw :)

LaurinquŽ 12-19-2007 07:23 PM

Billy Boyd
 
Personally I would have to say that yes, Viggo Mortensen is the best looking, but I also think that Billy Boyd is a good second. And yes this should be an offical poll.

A note of interest I would like to add is that I am actully the author of the thread, Roborovskii, but TheGreatElvenWarrior was giving me so much trouble over "how stupid" the thread was (apparently I was killing squirrels) that I decided to start a new account as Laurinque.

Knight of Gondor 12-19-2007 11:20 PM

As a man, I feel qualified only to mention who seems the beauty of the films among the women featured.

There aren't too many to go on. Arwen, Eowyn and Galadriel are the main ladies. All of the others are covered in grime and have messy hair, so as not to detract from the others.

Of the three, then, I would have to pick Eowyn/Miranda Otto. I never found Arwen/Liv Tyler attractive, and her interviews just remove all doubt. Galadriel/Cate Blanchett is just too...motherly, somehow.

Lalaith 12-20-2007 12:12 PM

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I am one of the few women

who find Sean Bean quite resistable.
Here's another. However, while I am obviously a woman of gravitas and substance, ahem, I will admit to being shallow as a puddle in some respects. Pretty Orlando Bloom is one such respect. (I believe Madame Lush is with me on this one...)
In other news, Viggo Mortensen is not at all bad as Aragorn, but does nothing for me in any other incarnation. Karl Urban was the best of the rest.
The Gondor brothers and the hobbit boys all left me cold, I have to say, looks-wise.

Meriadoc1961 12-20-2007 02:37 PM

I was disappointed in the selection of both Cate Blanchette and Liv Tyler for their parts. I always felt that the best choices to fill those roles would have been Jennifer O'Dell from the TV series Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World for Galadriel and Jolene Blalock of Star Trek: Enterprise to play Arwen. Both of these women are incredibly beautiful, which is how Tolkien describes these two women in the books. I am not saying the choices of Blanchette and Tyler are ugly, I just do not see them as the drop-dead gorgeous types that are described by Tolkien. Of the two, I felt Tyler was the better choice.

I thought the selection for Gandalf and Saruman were particularly well made, as was Eomer, in my opinion.

They did a great job with Gollum and the Balrog, too.

So with what we have left I would say the characters of Eowyn and Rosie were good. I believe the young lady hobbits in FotR were the most attractive female characters in the movies, especially the shot that has Rosie and a few other lovely ladies looking up as the dragon firework flies overhead. They are very beautiful there. I really think they would have been excellent for these parts.

My wife's favorite is Legolas, so she also has to watch Pirates of the Caribbean.

Merry

LalwendŽ 12-20-2007 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Lalaith (Post 540116)
Here's another. However, while I am obviously a woman of gravitas and substance, ahem, I will admit to being shallow as a puddle in some respects. Pretty Orlando Bloom is one such respect. (I believe Madame Lush is with me on this one...)
In other news, Viggo Mortensen is not at all bad as Aragorn, but does nothing for me in any other incarnation. Karl Urban was the best of the rest.
The Gondor brothers and the hobbit boys all left me cold, I have to say, looks-wise.

Oh no. While I can see that Orlio is a good looking young man, he isn't what I'd call 'fit' :D I think Viggo was right as Aragorn but maybe just a bit too intense and acTOR-ish to qualify as 'hot stuff'...Bean really isn't in the slightest bit good looking, but he manages to have that air of 'danger' about him I think.

What is this anyway? The corner of the Downs where we all come to express our airhead sides? If it is, it's welcome :D

Finduilas 12-20-2007 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by LaurinquŽ (Post 540052)
Personally I would have to say that yes, Viggo Mortensen is the best looking, but I also think that Billy Boyd is a good second. And yes this should be an offical poll.

A note of interest I would like to add is that I am actully the author of the thread, Roborovskii, but TheGreatElvenWarrior was giving me so much trouble over "how stupid" the thread was (apparently I was killing squirrels) that I decided to start a new account as Laurinque.

Forgive me for finding this amusing. But you needn't worry about it. The fact that several old downers posted on this thread with no problem, shows it isn't stupid enought to "kill squirrels". By the way, old downers for me count as people who have topped 1000 posts.

Hammerhand 12-20-2007 04:16 PM

Despite being a very straight male, i think Sean Bean and Vigo pull off the best looking title. Nonetheless! i thought Liv Tyler was quite attractive at times.

Saying that, i think the female actors have been in more complimenting films over the years.

Kitanna 12-20-2007 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by LalwendŽ (Post 539769)
Was the thud the sound of his ham dropping on the floor as he acted the part? :D It's that "Morrrrrrrdoooorrrrrr" thing that puts me off. He's much better in Priscilla I think.

If only Elrond's wardrobe had allowed for the same fabulous dress of Priscilla.

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I'd probably go for Miranda Otto... How she sings the burial lament for Thťodred
When I first saw TTT I thought Miranda Otto was sort of an ill-fit for Eowyn. I thought she was too small for the image I had in my mind of Eowyn. But I was so moved by her lament in the extended edition my mind changed and her acting in ROTK was pretty amazing as well.

LaurinquŽ 12-20-2007 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Finduilas (Post 540137)
Forgive me for finding this amusing. But you needn't worry about it. The fact that several old downers posted on this thread with no problem, shows it isn't stupid enought to "kill squirrels". By the way, old downers for me count as people who have topped 1000 posts.

Glad to hear I was not murduring squirrels, and I really do like this name better so no worries.

I really have no clue why I like Billy Boyd so much Lalaith, I think it is mostly the fact I am so fond of his character, Pippin.

Valier 12-20-2007 07:24 PM

mmmmm Karl Urban (enough said):p

Lalaith 12-21-2007 08:59 AM

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I really have no clue why I like Billy Boyd so much Lalaith, I think it is mostly the fact I am so fond of his character, Pippin.
Ah, now if Diamond were around right now, she would I suspect be your New Best Friend.

Yes, Other Lal - Airhead Corner. Hehe. If only there was now some way I could bring Richard Armitage into this conversation....oh yes, I know, he could have been a really good Faramir.

Lindale 12-22-2007 01:56 AM

Back when I was a kid of twelve I'd immediately say Orlando Bloom. But right now I say the most beautifully portrayed chars is Galadriel (there is something in Cate Blanchett that seems very apt for Galadriel and in her other role as Elizabeth). Arwen by Liv Tyler, I dunno. I think the guys that the fact that I don't like her very much in the movies is just due to the fact that Arwen's role is much too... not-very-bookish. Miranda Otto is quite nice too. A gorgeous Celtic warrior princess with a broken heart, she's quite nice. And don't forget Gollum. Andy Serkis was simply superb.

David Wenham is quite nice too, but I think he just looks a bit too... fat. No, I think I'm just weird. Ahahaha.

LalwendŽ 12-22-2007 03:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Kitanna (Post 540164)
If only Elrond's wardrobe had allowed for the same fabulous dress of Priscilla.

I think Hugo expressed his camp side well though, when he presented Anduril to Aragorn, that superb cape swish was worthy of any drag queen :D


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Originally Posted by Lalaith
Yes, Other Lal - Airhead Corner. Hehe. If only there was now some way I could bring Richard Armitage into this conversation....oh yes, I know, he could have been a really good Faramir.

Now there's the odd thing. I am completely convinced that Faramir is Robin Hood himself brought to Middle-earth, but he plays Robin's nemesis Guy of Gisborne! Maybe he could be in The Hobbit? He'd make a good Bard. He even has the right accent, being that Lake Town is most definitely Northern. ;)

Lalaith 12-22-2007 04:39 AM

Hmm...Bard. He broods, doesn't he? Yes, I could live with that.

The reason I thought Faramir was partly that Armitage in the role could help reconcile me to the character. I've just never liked Faramir as I ought to - found him a bit pious and dreary - which I feel bad about. I think that perhaps the sight of Armitage suffering with "weariness, grief for his father's mood, a wound, and over all the Black Breath" would help soften me.

Folwren 12-22-2007 07:47 AM

Alright, alright, I'll say who I think is the best looking. Though, understand, I haven't fallen in love, gushed, or anything over any of these gents or ladies - ever!

The best looking was probably David Wenham. I really liked Sean Bean's Boromir, though...

And by the way, for you men out there....there is another pretty woman in the movies who is not a main character and who is not all dirty and begrimed. She's in Gondor, one of the ladies who went out to bid Faramir farewell, who is absolutely gorgeous (I think). She's prettier than Arwen and possibly Eowyn...but I wouldn't have Eowyn be exchanged for the world - she was one of the best adapted characters.


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