Fascinating facts you might not know about ‘The Lord of the Rings’ (20 Photos)

  • TigerLily

    #3 they built a tree? yeah ok dumb.

    • Nico

      You're right, they should have waited for one to grow there…

    • Jawbone

      So is getting online and calling yourself "tigerlily" as though you're some kind of delicate fucking ingenue. Get back to waiting tables.

      • Iangetorix

        As if 'Jawbone' is any better.

  • Versari

    #5 ironic because i'm watching "rise of the planet of the apes" right now. With Freida Pinto's hot ass

  • Knod

    #16 WTF? How did they make him so short? Did he run around on his knees or something?

  • ThePatriot

    i didnt know there was anything fascinating about lord of the rings

  • http://thechive.com/ bkfrijoles

    #16 holy crap i didnt know that

  • https://www.facebook.com/kevin.barstow Kevin Barstow

    "The Tolkien estate was never in favor of Peter Jackson’s film adaptation but seeing as J.R.R. Tolkien signed the rights away in 1968 for $15,000, there was nothing they could do about it. Tolkien’s grandson Simon came out in support of the production and was disowned by his relatives. Tolkien’s son Christopher Tolkien later retracted any opposition."

    Money talks, shit walks…..

  • DWolf

    #4 so he sold the rights 40 years before which results in his son disowning his grandson over support for the movies. You sold the rights. Why allow it to cause family rifts?

  • http://twitter.com/petes117 @petes117

    #16 Actually worked well for filming because they could have Gimli stand next to the four Hobbits without needing to use any camera tricks to get their heights looking right

  • https://www.facebook.com/tiamariawhelan Tia Whelan

    Also the lady that played eowyn (the blonde woth the crush on aragon) fell in love with her horse too but she could afford to buy him. Viggo bought it instead and gave it to her as a gift! ❤

  • Jax

    I so love living in this country, if anyone I meet online internationally asks me where I'm from I tell them New Zealand. Most Americans ask me "Where's that?", I tell em "where LOTR was filmed!!!" 🙂

    • Theresia

      It is such an amazingly beautiful country. I do hope to visit someday!

    • steve

      KIWI !! 😀

  • RezzoDog

    Reading this post on an iPad is confusing at best – it's just a bunch of rather boring pictures without any of the fascinating facts. C'mon, Chive. We're ready for an update to the mobile apps that supports animated GIFs and fascinating fact captions.

  • LSCDesirea

    Useless knowledge is so much fun!… Thanks Chive… I really enjoyed this one! KCCO!

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.phillips.3781 David Phillips

    #10 that's how long the extended versions are. And I love 'em. Can't wait for Hobbit trilogy. And their extended versions.

  • Jawbone

    #4 Those films probably got more people to read that series in one year than decades of reading assignments in schools. they also were a large factor in the publishing of the Silmarillion.

    • Brian

      The Silmarillion was published in the 1970s.

  • Jesse

    #18 hobbiton is now a tourist attraction because of the hobbit!

  • Ally

    #7 thank god

  • Average_Joe123

    #9 I'm surprised Lucas didn't make Sauron shoot first…so-to-speak.

  • Tony

    #2 Shittiest actor ever. He single-handedly ruined the entire trilogy for me.

  • Ryan

    Bitch, please…I already knew these. 🙂

  • joe shabadoo

    pretty sure this entire thread has been posted before

  • emu90

    #8 sheep: new zealand's largest natural resource

  • fubar

    always love me some LOTR trivia

  • Stacey

    I actually only missed a few of these… but I'm a huge LOTR geek, so it's not shocking.

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  • Rachel :)

    #11 Best Job Ever.

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