The Lord of the Rings Movie Trivia: In the wide shots of Legolas, Aragorn and Gimli running after the Orcs, all three performers are running injured. Orlando Bloom had a couple of broken ribs (from a fall off a horse); Viggo Mortensen had a broken toe (from kicking the helmet in the Orcs funeral pyre scene); and Brett Beattie (Gimli’s stunt double) had a knee injury. Peter Jackson said that all three were very dedicated and continued to film the scene, often yelling “ouch” or “ow” after “cut” was called.
I would also like to add that the scream Viggo Mortensen utters when he kicks the helmet at the Orc funeral pyre is a genuine scream of pain because that was the precise moment when he broke his toe :).
“The answer to your question, Stephen, is yes.” - Peter Jackson
That feel when a Fanboy meets a Super Mega Ultra Giga Fanboy.
→ ”He proceeded to sort of talk about some very clandestine part of WW2…
He seemed to have expert knowledge of exactly the sort of noise that they make so I just sort of didn’t push the subject any further, I just said ”Well you obviously know what to do, Christopher, so I’m sure you’ll do it great” and he did.”
Christopher Lee was literally the best person to cast for Lord of the Rings or have involved in any aspect.
Mostly because he was the only one there who personally knew Tolkien.
Yet one of the many reasons I love Christopher Lee.
It must be why he worries about them more than the rest of the Fellowship, in my opinion.
Pft! I’m so not crying myself while making this gifset ;w; Insomnia antics I tell you
Wow, way to put my heart in a blender at six in the morning.
I was perfectly fine until I saw this damnit
Am I the only one who would open all seven and have the most epically awesome crossover party ever?
I would definitely not open the door to Westeros, but otherwise, totally.
I have to admit I don’t know what Westeros is but I’m pretty sure if the Westerostarians start getting uppity the combined might of Arthur Pendragon, Aslan, and Smaug the Giant Motherfucking Dragon can take them down.
I’d throw all seven wiiiide open and duck back into the TARDIS to watch the mayhem from a safe distance ;D.