6 People Who Could Play Bilbo Baggins Comments - Mania.com


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Chopsaki 9/18/2009 12:28:43 AM

Martin Freeman, James Macavoy & David Tennant are all interesting choices. Daniel Radcliffe would bring considerable baggage so I don't see him being cast. Don't know much about Tom Hollander but physically he dosn't seem to be right, and Mason Reese...I can't even take this sugestion seriously. He does get props for bailing on Brett Ratner in "Whatever Happened to Mason Reese".

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 9/18/2009 3:06:04 AM

You talk about whathisface recommending Simon Pegg, which I think is a good call but he's not on your list at all?  I think Pegg could do it and be number one on the list.  But if he does it Frost has to have a role to somewhere...can't have Frost without Pegg it's like having Abbott without Costello.  Which, by the way, if they ever do one - I think I"ve mentioned it before - make a remake of Abbott and Costello Meet the Wolfman or any other of the iconic horror figures would be awesome roles for both of them.  But that's getting off subject.  I think Pegg would be awesome as Baggins.  I mean - who the hell is Mason Reese?

tacid 9/18/2009 5:40:02 AM

I personaly think that Ian Holm is not to old to play Bilbo. We only need him for face shots with a black wig. They will use a midget stunt double anyway.

But if they want Bilbo to look a lot younger then my personaly favourite choice is David Tennant with Martin Freeman as a backup choice in case Tennant isn't available

tacid 9/18/2009 5:42:31 AM

In the event that Pegg gets casted as Bilbo then they could easely cast Frost as one of the Dwaves

HudsonTaco 9/18/2009 6:17:31 AM

I like Macavoy or Freeman for the role. I love David Tennant but as the Doctor and I feel because of that I may have a problem with him being Bilbo. Radcliff is Harry Potter not Bilbo.

dnbritt 9/18/2009 6:29:41 AM

Freeman or Pegg.  Tennant is fine as an actor, but he's too long and tall to be Bilbo Baggins.

LittleNell1824 9/18/2009 7:16:49 AM

I love the graphics used in this article. I love the white outline around the actors, the superimposed over the old illustrations. I'll have to remember that the next time I have to create a similar image for work.

Other than that, I've got nothing. I'm not sure I like any of the choices, except Simon Pegg. I kind of wish they could use Sean Astin because he can do that comedic, frustrated earnestness. Who is Bilbo if not Rudy? But, you can't use Sean because he's already Samwise.

Hobbs 9/18/2009 8:04:45 AM

What does being American have to do with getting the part of Bilbo?

jedibanner 9/18/2009 8:27:56 AM

Being American means the accent might be toohard to do. The characters all have  a british accent and most actors in the LOTR were English.

It's nothing against America, it's as if Harry Potter was played by an American actor....not the best choice since the character is English.

Nolo 9/18/2009 8:28:36 AM

i think freeman is the better option.


not american... LOL 

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