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Bernard Hill

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Bernard Hill
Lifetimeb. 17 December 1944
PortrayedThéoden in:
 Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings

British actor Bernard Hill (born 1944) played Théoden in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings.

To date, he has appeared in three films that won the Oscar for Best Picture - Gandhi (1982), Titanic (1997), and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

He has had supporting roles in two of the seven most successful films of all time: Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Both are the only two to make more than $1 billion worldwide; both won exactly 11 Oscars including Best Picture; and both are over three hours long.

His birthday coincides with the premiere of The Return of the King.


"The ensemble qualities of this award go way beyond the cast I think. I think everyone here realizes that we sit atop a kind of pyramid of talent, we actors. Because we can’t do what we do without the whole structure beneath us, and I think we’re all very aware of that, and very appreciative of the producers, the writers, the directors, and the make-up people, and the people who arrange the trailers in a circle and keep them warm for us in the morning, and make sure that we’ve got coffee and tea and things that keep us going during the day, and all that kind of stuff."
― Bernard Hill, acceptance speech for the SAG award for ensemble cast.


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