At the beginning of the two thousandth there was a breakthrough in the fieldcinematography. Thanks to new computer technologies, filmmakers screened books that could not be transferred to the screen earlier because of complex special effects.
One such project was the epic film"Lord of the Rings". However, the audience attracted this film not only with new special effects, but also with well-chosen actors. Among them, the protagonist of the epic hobbit is Frodo Baggins. The real name of the actor who performed this role is Elijah Wood. If for many participants of the project "The Lord of the Rings" was a breakthrough in his career, Elijah became famous long before filming in the famous trilogy.
The main character of "The Lord of the Rings" Frodo Baggins and the Ring of Omnipotence
Frodo Baggins (actor Elijah Wood) himselfChildhood participated in the tricks along with his comrades. When the boy turned twelve, his parents were killed, and the orphan was sheltered by a distant wealthy relative Bilbo Baggins (the main character of the "Hobbit").
Relations between Frodo and his uncle were good. And after the alleged death of his uncle, the boy inherited almost all of his property. Including Frodo received a magic ring.
Soon it turned out that the most powerfulthe villain of Middle-earth - Sauron - hunts for a brilliant bauble, since it is able to grant each of its owners power and might. At the same time, the ring always tries to enslave and drive its owners crazy, since its goal is to return to Sauron. The only way to destroy the artifact and its master is to dump the Ring of Omnipotence in the mouth of the volcano Orodruin. Despite the small growth, Frodo took the liberty of doing this.
During his trip to Orudruin Frodoshowed many traits, uncharacteristic for hobbits. Over time, the ring began to weigh him, forcing him to doubt even the most intimate. However, Frodo's resistance to evil spells was still significantly higher than that of others.
After the death of the Ring of Omnipotence, Frodo returnedhome to Shire. But here he did not find peace. When the hero passed for the fifth decade, along with the elves and his elderly uncle, Middle Earth and the hobbit Frodo Baggins left for good.
Actor Elijah Wood
The future hobbit was born in Iowa in 1981. He was an average child of the four Debbie and Warren Woods.
In 1988, when the Woods moved to Los Angeles,The guy's mom contributed to the beginning of his modeling career. However, soon the boy began to attract the profession of an actor. Therefore, Mrs. Wood began actively driving her son to various castings. And not in vain - the next year, the debut of a young actor in the movie "Back to the Future 2" was held.
The first role played by the future Frodo Baggins (actor Elijah Wood) was tiny.
In subsequent years, the guy often appeared on the screen along with Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Jimmy Lee Curtis and Melanie Griffith.
In 1993, Elijah received a major role in the non-feature film "Good Son".
And, despite the fact that the picture is pretty coolwas greeted, after this project, Wood was often invited to appear. Now almost every year there were movies with him in the title role: "The Adventures of Huck Finn", "North", "Flipper", "Oliver Twist" and others.
In 1998, Elijah released a movie about aliens - "Faculty". It is noteworthy that together with the guy in the film starred future stars Josh Hartnett, Robert Patrick, Famke Janssen and Salma Hayek.
In the next two years,several not so successful films with Wood. However, in 2000, Elijah was invited to a large-scale adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. He got the role of a character named Frodo Baggins.
Actor Elijah Wood and The Lord of the Rings
The next three years, the already matured actor starred in Peter Jackson, who ventured to film all three books of Tolkien.
Despite the youth and the absence of a specialeducation, Elijah perfectly coped with the role. He was great at conveying the feelings and emotions of his character. In addition, the role of a brave hobbit named Frodo Baggins, the actor (photo with him below) played so convincingly that he soon became a prototype for dolls.
It is noteworthy that over three years of work on the filmWood worked in parallel in several other projects: "The Day of Repentance", "The Adventures of a Boy with a Thumb and Thumbelina", "Spy Kids 3: The Game Is Over" and "Seventeen".
Career after the "Lord of the Rings"
After playing a hobbit named FrodoBaggins, an actor (his biography in subsequent years has many roles in famous movies) changed his image. If before he played boys and adolescents - goodies - now he has been retrained into scoundrels and maniacs. So, in the "Eternal Sunshine of Pure Reason," Voodoo got the role of Peter - a man who is trying to play up the meanness of woman's love. In the movie "Sin City" his character is a killer maniac, and in 2012 he gets the main role in the film, which is called - "Maniac."
In the same 2012, the first film was released from the trilogy "The Hobbit" about the events before "The Lord of the Rings". Wood after a nine-year hiatus was again invited to play Frodo.
From 2011 to 2014, Elijah Wood starred in the lead role in the television series "Wilfred", where he again returned to the image of a notorious guy named Ryan.
In 2015, the film "The Last Witch Hunter" with Vin Diesel in the title role was released. Here Voodoo got the role of a traitor.
In 2016, there is a film featuring Elijah "My angel has black wings."
The personal life of Frodo Baggins
When the guy was fifteen years old - the father leftfamily, and Elijah never forgave him. In this case, Wood has excellent relations with his mother, sister and brother. Moreover, in his spare time from filming, he lives with them.
By the nature of the "Frodo" quite a shy guy, and therefore the excessive attention of the girls embarrasses him.
At different times he was attributed to novels with various girls. However, Elijah does not like to talk about his personal life, although photographers sometimes manage to shoot an actor with another girlfriend.
Despite the image of the "golden boy", Elijah has several bad habits: smoking and gnawing nails. According to the actor himself, he still can not cope with them.
In his spare time, the actor likes to read books, listen to music, take pictures, swim and cook. Also Wood is a fan of the epic Star Wars.
The actor who has performed the role of a hobbit named Frodo Baggins is 168 cm tall, but this does not prevent him from being in demand in the profession. Also, contrary to his modest growth, Elijah is fond of basketball.
Another hobby of the actor is music. Wood has his own recording company, Simian Records.
Together with colleagues on the film "The Lord of the Rings" Elijah created the Aventura group, in which he eventually became a soloist.
In 2016, Elijah Wood celebrates the anniversary - to himturns thirty-five. Despite his "solid" age, he did not grow old and easily continues to play teens. In recent years, he is rarely invited to the main roles, but he still continues to be in demand in the profession and loved by his fans.