Aragorn

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    Legolas

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    ok this guy is cool. Not only does he have a whole wardrobe of names to choose from, he can fight with a sword, a bow and possibly fire. Not only that he is the heir of Elendil the crazy ring loving guy and has a sword named Anduril. not bad for someone who has never seen a bar of soap.

    But my question is this...well, these...

    I reckon Viggo Mortensen played him rather well...you? I liked his false english accent that made me laugh.

    What would have happened to the fellowship if say...he had died in the mines of Moria and not
    Gandalf?

    And why could he hold Galadriels gaze, like Legolas but the rest of the fellowship could not?
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    i reckon the mission would have failed if Arrie died, cos he went to find Frodo, and he fought the orcs off, if he hadn't have been there, i think frodo would have been taken by the orcs
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    Legolas

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    yeah but Frodo did have the ring so he could have hidden.
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    Apologies to all Americans *g*

    Leggy, with the ring comes great danger if it is used to hide!

    A friend of mine complained over the fact that Arwen had been mentioned so much in the film-- and that Aragorn was made into the stereotypical 'angsty American'

    ...Whereas, he argued, Boromir was by far the more 'American'- with the 'I need it now' attitude and not the quiet quintessentially English Aragorn, patient and dutiful.

    He thought that the casting was, on that count, the wrong way round.

    But could it be any worse than Aragorn in a skirt and Boromir as a viking in the animated version?

    Thoughts? Remmeber, not my opinion so don't flame me down *g* I just thought it an interesting premise.
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    Jessa

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    lol, skip :D


    and i know frodo had the ring leggy, i just think that without Arrie to protect him and the rest of the Fellowship, things would've gone wrong
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    Legolas

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    Can i just say, even tho it sounds wierd, wouldn't Arrie be better off cutting his hair? I mean he could see better while he's killin' orcs if he din have that floppy mess of a fringe hangin like a wet rats tail in the way....sorry Arrie fans (and no comments on Legolas' hair b.cos it is perfect the way it is :D)
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    .....Come to think of it, look at all their hair? Was it because it was the fashion? Or that they didn't have as good hairdresserers? *g* He could always tie it up anyway
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    Legolas

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    Well I suppose with the travelling a lot they couldn't really stop for a haircut and a cuppa in Bree could they?

    Maybe it's all for his character. I mean all the stragly wet hair just screams rugged man-o-the-woods dunnit...
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    Did you guys know Viggo Mortensen wasn't originally cast as Aragorn? No - it was Stuart Townsend (Vampire LeStat in Queen of the Damned) who was up for the part. Buy I haven't found out why Viggo has taken his place. Yet.
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    I think he pulls it off pretty damn well though :D Have to think about if Townsend woulda.... Hmmm
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    Stuart Townsend always struck me as a very clean-shaven and c;ean person. Nah way could he have been aragorn! lol! But then again, I din even know who viggo Mortensen was b4 LOTR so I dun know what he looks like OOC.
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    He had a fake accent??? I thought it was his own accent.

    (We don't need spoilers for FOTR do we?)
    Personally I think if he fell in the mines instead of Gandalf then the fellowship would have been better off. For one, Gandalf is a lot wiser and more powerful than Aragorn and so would have helped with the Orc battle a lot better. Though would he have let Frodo and Sam go it alone? I think he would of especially if he saw the effect the ring had on Boromir, probably giving the two advice and what not before setting them off, giving them a better chance at survival and success.

    I did know about Stuart Townsend being the original Aragorn but I don't have much of an idea on why he was fired. I did find this in an article though:
    You were originally cast in ''Lord of the Rings'' as Aragorn, then Viggo Mortensen stepped in just before shooting began. What happened?
    Two weeks ago I finally read an article where the filmmakers said, ''We were totally wrong about Stuart and we accept that it was our fault,'' which was so nice because I did get shafted up the a--. I was there rehearsing and training for two months, then was fired the day before filming began. After that I was told they wouldn't pay me because I was in breach of contract due to not having worked long enough. I had been having a rough time with them, so I was almost relieved to be leaving until they told me I wouldn't be paid. I have no good feelings for those people in charge, I really don't. The director [Peter Jackson] wanted me and then apparently thought better of it because he really wanted someone 20 years older than me and completely different.

    hehe I think he sounds a little...annoyed with the producers :D. I guess he just can't handle being fired.
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    ......Yesh, but wouldn't you be a little annoyed, too if you were in his place, Shaun? Thanks for the info :D
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    I would be a bit annoyed if I'd trained for something for 2 monthsd only to get fired AND get told I wasn't getting paid.

    But I think stuart does look too young to play Aragorn, but seeing as there are no pics of Townsend as Aragorn I can't really say who looks more the part. I'll just have to take Jacksons word for it he didn't look right. Anyway Townsend made it big in Queen of the Damned anyway so whats he complianing about? :D
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    ......For that I'd say who would prefer QOTD to LOTR? ;)

    Maybe they only asked him as a reserve: just in case. Still it seems odd to me.
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    I haven't seen QotD, but the trailer looked good. Anyways this ent the place for that sorry.

    Who has the LOTR calendar? did anyone who has it find the big pic of Aragorn in May kinda creepy, my calendar is right by my bed and I kept waking up to find him starting at me so it stayed on April for 2 months!
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    May be but saying things like "...because I did get shafted up the a--." isn't going to get me to sympathise with him.
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    IN the house of Elrond Bilbo says he needs his old friend the Dunedan to help him finish his song. When and where did Bilbo meet Aragorn? Not anywhere in the hobbit.
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    Correct me if I'm wrong:

    Bilbo, aside from being an unusual hobbit after his trip there and back again, had a few visitors over the years did he not? And then, when he went off he was wandering a while before he got to Elrond's place, where he stayed for several years; enough time for Aragorn to come visit!

    And his composing could have been done during Frodo's convalesence, which wasn't immediate?

    Begging your pardons if I am confused.
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    Legolas

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    oh yeah...ugh...I was thinking of the film again where there was only a short time beteeen Bilbo leaving and Frodo leaving. In the book it was years not weeks...
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