Our Favorite Actors From “The Lord of the Rings” 15 Years Later

We all remember how The Lord of the Rings astounded the world way back in 2001-2003. At the time, thousands of moviegoers dreamed of exploring Middle Earth and debated who was the more handsome character: Legolas or Aragorn.

Well let’s look at how our favorite characters have changed over the past 15 years since the trilogy hit the big screen.

Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood)

Legolas (Orlando Bloom)

Gandalf (Ian McKellen)

Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen)

Arwen (Liv Tyler)

Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin)

Merrie (Dominic Monaghan)

Bilbo Baggins (Ian Holm)

Pippin (Billy Boyd)

Éowyn (Miranda Otto)

Boromir (Sean Bean)

Galadriel (Cate Blanchett)

Théoden (Bernard Hill)

Elrond (Hugo Weaving)

Gimli (John Rhys-Davies)

Gollum (Andy Serkis)