20 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Lord Of The Rings

The Lord Of The Rings was an epic trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien that tells a story about Frodo Baggins and his band of fellow adventurers. Overall, the epic adventure was based around the one ring that pinned armies against one another and had too much power for any one man to bear, the ring was taken to be destroyed in the location where it was first crafted, Mount Doom. Years after the novels released, Peter Jackson picked up the trilogy and adapted the story into three live-action films. Over a decade has passed since the films were released and as iconic Peter Jackson made them to be, here are 20 facts you might not have known about the films and the lore of The Lord Of The Rings.

Sean Bean’s Fear of Flight

Some sections of filming for the Lord of The Rings consisted in the mountains of New Zealand. Sean Bean had such a great fear of flying that he refused a helicopter ride and instead hiked up the mountain each day.

Original Lord of the Rings

Stanley Kubrick originally had the idea of making a film adaptation of Lord of the Rings. Originally, he wanted The Beatles to star in the film but John Lennon thought the film would bomb.

Seventh Age

Tolkien stated that The Lord of the Rings takes place within our real world, which makes us living in the Seventh Age.

Elijah Wood Audition

Elijah Wood made an audition tape for the role of Frodo. He filmed it in the woods while wearing a homemade Frodo costume.