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Posted: 102519

The Final Cast was Not the First Choices for the LOR Trilogy

We have just about learned everything we needed to about Peter Jacksonís The Lord of the Rings from the multiple featurettes and documentaries and commentary tracks that are a part of the home video sets. But what isnít talked about much is who was considered for parts on the films and why they didnít take or get them. Aragorn was played by Viggo Mortensen but The League of Extraordinary Gentlemenís Stuart Townsend had the role and was fired from it early in production. Townsend wasnít the first choice; however, the first choice was Russell Crowe. When on the Howard Stern Show to promote Showtimeís The Loudest Voice, Crowe was asked if the rumors were true and he confirmed that not only was it true but he turned down a deal that would have included a 10% of the filmís gross. Crowe explained that he didnít turn down the role because he thought it was beneath him but because he could tell it was reluctance on Jacksonís part and the studio rather than Jackson pushing for him to get the part: ďI didnít think Peter Jackson actually wanted me on Fellowship of the Ring. Because I think he was forced into talking to me, because there was a moment in time when everyone wanted me in everything. Heís a fellow New Zealander, and I can hear his voice. And so Iím talking to him on the phone, and it is like, I donít think he even knows what I have done. I just knew thatÖ my instinct was that he had somebody else in mind, which turned out to be Viggo, and he should be allowed to hire the actor that he wants.Ē

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