Lord of the Rings Trilogy: 49 Surprising Facts 1
  1. The Ring of Sauron would not make him invisible.
  2. Lord of the ring is the most awarded film series in cinematic history.
  3. Sean Connery was offered the role of Gandalf, but he turned it down due to “not understanding the script.”
  4. Before filming “The Fellowship of the Ring,“ Jackson train the actors for six weeks in swords fighting, horse riding and boating.
  5. The costume designers of LOTR worked for two years to make the costume armor for the movie.
  6. Elanor Gamgee, the girl that runs towards Sean Astin at the end of The Lord of the rings, The return of the king is his actual daughter.
  7. The Last Ringbearer, a Russian book, re-tells the LOTR story. This story is from Sauron’s perspective, in which Gandalf and the fellowship are Villan.
  8. LOTR Novels were written in Westron Language and translated into English.
  9. After the success of hobbit, Tolkien wanted to publish a book on the history of middle earth, but the publisher rejected that book without reading it. This incident leads the Tolkien to write another story about the hobbit, which became The Lord of the rings.
  10. Elija Wood created his Frodo audition tape with a homemade hobbit costume.
  11. When sam and Frodo enter Mordor, the background musing is Gollum’s theme, which reminds that Gollum is still alive.
  12. Lord of the Rings trilogy pumped the New Zealand economy by $200,000,000.
  13. Nicholas Cage turned the Role of Aragon Down due to “Family Obligations.”
  14. Gandalf Carried another Lesser ring of power, while Frodo was seeking to destroy the one ring in “The Lord of the rings.”
  15. The Fictional language created by J.R.R Tolkien does not feature the letter “e” because it forms a smile when pronouncing it.
  16. The budget of the entire Lord of the Rings Trilogy is almost twice the budget of two, “The Hobbit.”
  17. Tolkien considered Sam Gamgee the “True Hero” of the lord of the rings.
  18. Sean Bean refused the helicopter ride to the high mountain set due to his fear of flying. So, he hiked up to the set in his full Boromir armor every day.
  19. The Son of Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien, hates  The Lord of the rings movie.
  20. Saruman (Christopher Lee) was the only person involved with the Lord of the Rings films to have met Tolkien.
  21. Surprisingly, Once Kubrick told John Lennon that he felt the story was unfilmable.
  22. Aragorn purchased the two horses from their owner because he bonded with them during the Lord of the rings shooting.
  23. Russel Crowe was the Potential backup for Aragorn.
  24. Jake Gyllenhall auditioned to play as Frodo, but due to the British accent role, he turned it down.
  25. Vin Diesel auditioned for Aragorn, but Jackson said: “It didn’t feel like Aragorn”. More facts of Aragorn you can read from here.
  26. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” is the only fantasy film ever wins an Academy Award for the “Best Picture.”
  27. According to Tolkien, we are in the seventh Age.
  28. JRR Tolkien’s estate only received $62,500 for the Lord of the Rings film Trilogy until a lawsuit was filed.
  29. In the Lord of the Rings: The Return of King’, The shooting staff put special effort to make that destruction of Sauron’s tower should not resemble the World Trade Center attack.
  30. The famous quote of Gandalf, “You shall not pass,” is an allusion of propaganda slogan in World War 1.
  31. Approximately, 2,000 weapons, 10,000 arrows, 1,200 suits of armor, 2,500 foam bodysuits, 3,500 pairs of Hobbit and 10,00 prosthetic facial appliances made the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
  32. Tolkien did not want his third book to be named as “Return of the king.” The Publisher chose this title.
  33. Housing at the University of California, Irvine, is called Middle Earth, and each hall is named after a region or tower in LOTR.
  34. Frodo falls exactly 39 times in the LOTR Trilogy.
  35. Christopher Lee had read The Lord of the rings book every year 40 times before he was cast as Saruman.
  36. Christopher Lee’s dreamed of playing the role of Gandalf in the LOTR movie. But they think that he was too old to handle the fighting scene.
  37. The Return of the King broke the record of the file with the highest amount of people featured in it.
  38. The white hair of Legolas was not specified in the book.
  39. The prosthetic elf ears were given to Cate Blanchett as a gift because she loved her costume while playing Galadriel.
  40. Ian McKellen kept the staff, sword and wizard’s hat from his time playing Gandalf.
  41. The rings of Sauron would not make him invisible.
  42. Orcs Make no sense. How orcs reproduce? Are the orc women?
  43. Gimli and Legolas stay bros to the end.
  44. Tolkien hated allegory, and he admitted that his books have the power of history.
  45. White Nationalists look to the past, so the love Lord of the Rings.
  46. Bill the pony was two people in the horse costume.
  47. A flood destroyed the entire scence of the end of The Fellowship of the Ring.
  48. The URUK-HaI at Helm’s Deep are New-Zealand cricket fans.
  49. Frodo initially pushed the Gollum to the death in the Return of the king.

Helpful Resources:

https://lotr.fandom.com/wiki/Timeline_of_Arda

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viggo_Mortensen#Acting_career

https://swordskingdom.com/lord-of-the-rings-swords

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lord_of_the_Rings#Writing

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