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‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ Stars 20 Years Later

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Elijah Wood

Wood really shined in well-received independent films, like Everything Is Illuminated, Celeste and Jesse Forever, and I Don’t Feel at Home In This World Anymore. He also starred in TV series like FX’s unusual Wilfred and BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

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Sean Astin

You have likely seen him as Bob Newby in the second and third seasons of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things or as Lynn McGill in Fox’s action drama 24. He also had roles in The Big Bang Theory, No Good Nick, and Supergirl, as well as voice work.

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Sir Ian McKellen

Marvel fans will immediately recognize Sir Ian McKellen thanks to his role as Magneto in the X-Men franchise.McKellen doesn’t stick to the screen, either. His performance as Shakespeare’s King Lear in recent years was called “spellbinding” and “magnificent” by critics.

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Orlando Bloom

He also played Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean Series and came back as Legolas for The Hobbit film series. Outside of those franchises, Bloom has starred in movies like Troy, Elizabethtown, and The Outpost. Bloom stepped off-screen when he debuted at the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End in 2007.

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Viggo Mortensen

He went on to pick up nominations for both Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for films like A History of Violence, A Dangerous Method, Captain Fantastic, and Green Book. In 2002, he founded the Perceval Press to publish work from little-known artists and authors .

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Liv Tyler

You’ve seen her in films like Jersey Girl, The Incredible Hulk, The Strangers, and Wildling. She’s also starred in TV series The Leftovers, Harlots, and 9-1-1: Lone Star. She also has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for the U.S. since 2003, and she’s a spokesperson for Givenchy.

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Cate Blanchett

She has since ranked among the world’s highest-paid actresses. You can catch her in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Thor: Ragnarok, and Ocean’s 8, just to name a few of her highest-grossing films.. She has performed in over 20 theatre productions, too.

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Sean Bean

You’ll find actor Sean Bean in a variety of films, like National Treasure, Troy, Silent Hill, and The Martian. But you’ll likely recognize him as Ned Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones! He has also lent his voice to video games like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Sid Meier’s Civilization VI.

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John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies has racked up plenty of film credits: Aquaman, Anaconda 3: Offspring, and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. You’ll also find him on the small screen, appearing on shows like Once Upon a Time, and lending his voice to the likes of Spongebob Squarepants and The Adventures of Puss In Boots.

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