Post by Glorfindel on Dec 29, 2009 10:05:16 GMT -5
Orodreth is listed as Finarfin's son in the published book although there is much evidence that he was seriouly considered to be the son of Angrod. The script has tried to stay close to the published book, and so he would be Finrod's brother, not nephew.
Had a hard time with Orodreth but not as hard as I did with Finrod. The guy I chose is actually a year or so older then the Finrod template actor, but I doubt that it would look that way on the screen or story boards.
1st Choice Toby Hemingway(27) 5’10”
2nd Choice Jamie Campbell Bower(21)
3rd Choice Joe Anderson(27)5’11’’
Well, I thought I would get all of the house of Finarfin up, but I ran out of time. I'll have the rest of them and the Feanorians next week. ;D
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Post by Glorfindel on Dec 29, 2009 10:34:06 GMT -5
Now, many of these actors, that have been selected to be the template for the primary Silmarillion characters, could be switched and interchanged with actors in other Silmarillion roles. I tried to organize them as I related each of them to the other actor selections in appearance, age, and height. Additionally, the second and third choices of many of the characters, were neck and neck with the actor that was finally selected (many times...but not always). As I have repeatedly said, it was my original desire to post the three choices on a poll, and have the Silfilm members make the finally selection.
Well, enough of the rehash; onto the last male in the Finarfin house hold.
I thought that he would make a great Orodreth (especially if I had selected Michael Pitt as Finrod), but he is a little too young (my opinion) for that, so I moved him to Aegnor.
1st Choice Jamie Campbell Bower(21)
2nd Choice Sterling Knight(20) 5’10”
3rd Choice Lou Taylor-Pucci(24) 5’7”
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Post by Glorfindel on Dec 29, 2009 10:36:22 GMT -5
The last, but certainly not the least of Finarfin, or of all the Eldar for that matter. She is actually one of the top three or four of all the Eldar..."The Lady of the Wood", well, soon to be after a few thousand years.
Post by Glorfindel on Dec 29, 2009 12:33:55 GMT -5
I had considered Padalecki for Maedhros at one time. He has the height. Cudmore ended up being taller. I decided to make him Maglor because he can have a very cheerful face (hard to find pics with him not grinning). When you look at Maedhros's (Cudmore) and Maglor's (Padalecki) height and size, they make a formidable duo; besides their mothers demeanor that they shared, no wonder they were the last of the sons Feanor to survive.
1st Choice Jared Padalecki(27) 6’4’’
2nd Choice Ben Barns(28) 6’1’’
3rd Choice Ian Somerhalder(31) 5’9’’
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I'm still debating on the issue. My oldest daughter suggested to find two look-a-like actors for the template instead of actors who were twins. That did not make it easier but I did come up with some interesting combos. I know many people would just select the twins from Harry Potter but they are a little to old and a tad to tall (their height makes them look even older). They would potentially look older than the three brothers ahead of them.
After much, much deliberating...I've decided to go with Gary and Edmund Entin as the actor prototypes for the Amrod and Amras Template. Their young and have close enough matching "family resemblance to the rest of the brothers and parents. Some folks my not like the choice but I feel pretty good about it now.
Amrod and Amras
1st Choice Gary and Edmund Entin
2nd Choice Aaron Carter and Cody Linley (look-a-like pair) (22) 5'9'' (20) 5'10''