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Old 12-08-2007, 01:23 AM   #1
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Sting 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.
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Old 12-08-2007, 01:28 AM   #2
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The Eye You!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!
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Old 12-16-2007, 04:26 AM   #3
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Sorry, but I agree with Roborovskii.

It's definitely Aragorn. He was my first celebrity crush. That was when I started "noticing" the opposite sex. He is smokin' hot...
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Old 12-16-2007, 06:33 AM   #4
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Duh. It's that well-known 'bit of rough' Sean Bean isn't it?
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Old 12-16-2007, 08:02 AM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:53 AM   #6
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EOWYN! mmm...

Arwen's such a close second though I don't know...maybe both!
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:02 PM   #7
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Duh. It's that well-known 'bit of rough' Sean Bean isn't it?
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.
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:39 PM   #8
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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 . 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.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:59 PM   #9
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Oddly enough, I don't seem to be able to extricate "best looking" from "best character portrayal." I was so amazed by what Sean Bean did for Boromir that I found him irresistible. He won me over and made me really rethink Tolkien's Boromir. It was a real revelation and I realized I had never really *seen* Boromir before...Sean Bean really deserves a mention for that. (Yes, I thought Sean Bean was hot, too...) And again, I liked Billy Boyd and Elijah Wood for the fact that Frodo and Pippin resonated for me through them quite well...it is strange how I can't seem to separate my estimation of "best looking" from "best resonance of character." Viggo as Aragorn did this to me as well, and I also found resonance in Cate Blanchett's "man maiden" Galadriel; she did not need to have what many consider the traditional "beauty," but she had the sadness of the "Long Defeat," the wisdom of Three Ages and the tall grace of the Elves. She was perfect. I see her in my mind when I read of the Galadriel of old and the passing of the Third Age.

Of course, I'll give a mention to the Balrog...really HOT! And I *still* can't tell if those are wings or shadows! You gotta give credit to an enigma that lasts that long!
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:25 AM   #10
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Galadriel and Faramir.
That's true. This would probably be my pick out of all the boys and girls in the movies. Maybe Boromir instead of Faramir.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:28 PM   #12
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Oddly enough, I don't seem to be able to extricate "best looking" from "best character portrayal." I was so amazed by what Sean Bean did for Boromir that I found him irresistible. He won me over and made me really rethink Tolkien's Boromir. It was a real revelation and I realized I had never really *seen* Boromir before...Sean Bean really deserves a mention for that. (Yes, I thought Sean Bean was hot, too...) And again, I liked Billy Boyd and Elijah Wood for the fact that Frodo and Pippin resonated for me through them quite well...it is strange how I can't seem to separate my estimation of "best looking" from "best resonance of character." Viggo as Aragorn did this to me as well, and I also found resonance in Cate Blanchett's "man maiden" Galadriel; she did not need to have what many consider the traditional "beauty," but she had the sadness of the "Long Defeat," the wisdom of Three Ages and the tall grace of the Elves. She was perfect. I see her in my mind when I read of the Galadriel of old and the passing of the Third Age.
This is just about my opinion, too! Gandalf was spot-on as well.

But the person who fascinated me most when I saw FotR for the first time was Frodo! I couldn't see enough of those soulful eyes and that expressive face. (For example his face during Bilbo's party. Or the moment he looks back after Gandalf's fall. Or right at the end, when he and Sam look into Mordor... )
And I don't think I am the only one: lovely Frolijah has inspired thousands of fanfictions.
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Old 12-30-2007, 04:32 PM   #13
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I seem to like the appearances of Ian McKellen and Christopher Lee as our two favorite wizards in LotR. In their other movies they look thin and unimpressive. But as Gandalf and Saruman they looked...healthy. I also admire a man with a long beard and a deep voice with a number of years under his belt. As Theodore Roosevelt said, "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick."
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:30 PM   #14
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Well Billy boyd sounds very Scottish - I guess he does come from the north of the Shire , but then they should have made Merry sound Welsh!

Bear in mind with the radio you have to do more with the voice and thay while I think Billy Boyd was the eldest of the actors playing hobbits in the film, they make far less distinction in age in the film than in the book and in the radio version. So on the Radio Frodo sounds older, Pippin very young, Merry scholarly, Sam rustic.
Well yes, I agree. Maybe we could start a new thread on this. (so the mods won't kill us)

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Is it the BBC radio dramatization with Ian Holm as Frodo?
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after giving this much careful consideration, i have come the absolute conclusion that almost the entire male cast are v appealing. i believe it 2 be ( in hottness order) Eomer, Faramir, Boromir, fellowship/ 2 towers aragorn then Legolas.... guess i just have thing for a nice rough looking man....
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