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'''Elijah Jordan Wood''' (born [[January 28]], [[1981]] in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is a U.S. actor of English, Irish, German and Polish descent. He is the middle of three children born to Warren and Debbie Wood, who nicknamed Elijah "Spark Plug" because he was a manically energetic child.  He has a brother Zack, a video game producer and seven years his senior, as well as a younger sister [[Hannah Wood|Hannah]], a poet and actress who has had small roles in a number of his films. He has been a professional actor since the age of nine.
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'''Elijah Jordan Wood''' (born [[28 January|January 28]], [[1981]] in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is a U.S. actor who played [[Frodo Baggins]] in ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy]]'' and [[The Hobbit films|''The Hobbit'' films]]. He is the middle of three children born to Warren and Debbie Wood, who nicknamed Elijah "Spark Plug" because he was a manically energetic child.  He has a brother Zack, a video game producer and seven years his senior, as well as a younger sister [[Hannah Wood|Hannah]], a poet and actress who has had small roles in a number of his films. He has been a professional actor since the age of nine.
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
While filming The Faculty he learned that casting had begun for New Zealand director [[Peter Jackson]]’s epic production of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]’s classic novel trilogy [[The Lord of the Rings]].  Wood immediately had his friend, director George Huang, film an audition tape of him running in the fields with crudely made ''Hobbit feet'', and sent the tape to Jackson.  Despite Jackson’s initial assertion that all of the Hobbit characters would be played by British actors, he was immediately won over by Wood’s audition and the American Wood was cast in the lead role of Tolkien’s diminutive hero [[Frodo Baggins]].  Jackson later said he could not possibly imagine another actor in the world who would be better-suited to Frodo.
 
While filming The Faculty he learned that casting had begun for New Zealand director [[Peter Jackson]]’s epic production of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]’s classic novel trilogy [[The Lord of the Rings]].  Wood immediately had his friend, director George Huang, film an audition tape of him running in the fields with crudely made ''Hobbit feet'', and sent the tape to Jackson.  Despite Jackson’s initial assertion that all of the Hobbit characters would be played by British actors, he was immediately won over by Wood’s audition and the American Wood was cast in the lead role of Tolkien’s diminutive hero [[Frodo Baggins]].  Jackson later said he could not possibly imagine another actor in the world who would be better-suited to Frodo.
  
The cast of the Rings movies was nominated for Best Ensemble Acting at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for three years in a row. They finally won in 2003, for the third film [[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King|The Return of the King]].  For his performance as [[Frodo Baggins]], Elijah Wood was nominated by the MTV Movie Awards and for the final installment, The Return of the King, he was nominated for a British Academy Award for Best Actor.
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The cast of the Rings movies was nominated for Best Ensemble Acting at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for three years in a row. They finally won in 2003, for the third film [[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King|The Return of the King]].  For his performance as [[Frodo Baggins]], Elijah Wood was nominated by the MTV Movie Awards and for the final installment, The Return of the King, he was nominated for a British Academy Award for Best Actor.
  
 
== Quotes ==
 
== Quotes ==
 
{{quote|He's just got a spirit, you know? That's what I love about him...he's very alive and very lively. You don't get to see a lot of that--only in the beginning of the first film--but his spirit, the light that's in him, is what holds him together.|Elijah Wood about Frodo, E! Online}}
 
{{quote|He's just got a spirit, you know? That's what I love about him...he's very alive and very lively. You don't get to see a lot of that--only in the beginning of the first film--but his spirit, the light that's in him, is what holds him together.|Elijah Wood about Frodo, E! Online}}
 
{{quote|It wasn't like a normal role, I don't have to be a human; I have to be a hobbit. And there were things that were sort of germane to being a hobbit, that was probably why it was so intriguing.|Elijah Wood on lordoftherings.net}}
 
{{quote|It wasn't like a normal role, I don't have to be a human; I have to be a hobbit. And there were things that were sort of germane to being a hobbit, that was probably why it was so intriguing.|Elijah Wood on lordoftherings.net}}
{{quote|Quite simply it is love. It is the unconditional love that says, regardless of what you do or where you go, I will always be there for you.|Elijah Wood on the friendship of Frodo ans Sam, [[The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide]].}}
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{{quote|Quite simply it is love. It is the unconditional love that says, regardless of what you do or where you go, I will always be there for you.|Elijah Wood on the friendship of Frodo and Sam, [[The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide]].}}
  
 
==Awards==
 
==Awards==
===[[Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring]]===
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* [[2002]] - '''[http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]''
* [[January 29]], [[2002]] - [http://www.cinemaclips.com/PFCS.htm PFCS Award], Best Acting Ensemble (shared with [[Sean Astin]], [[Sean Bean]], [[Cate Blanchett]], [[Orlando Bloom]], [[Billy Boyd]], [[Ian Holm]], [[Christopher Lee]], [[Ian McKellen]], [[Dominic Monaghan]], [[Viggo Mortensen]], [[John Rhys-Davies]], [[Andy Serkis]], [[Liv Tyler]], [[Hugo Weaving]])
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* [[2002]] - '''[http://www.empireonline.com/ Empire Award]''', Best Actor, ''Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring''
* [[2002]] - [http://www.empireonline.com/ Empire Award], Best Actor
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* [[2003]] - '''[http://ofcs.rottentomatoes.com/ OFCS Award]''', Best Ensemble, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers]]''
===[[Peter Jackson's The Two Towers]]===
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* 2003 - '''PFCS Award''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
* [[January 6]], [[2003]] - [http://ofcs.rottentomatoes.com/ OFCS Award], Best Ensemble (shared with Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, [[Brad Dourif]], [[Bernard Hill]], Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, [[Miranda Otto]], John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, [[Karl Urban]], Hugo Weaving, [[David Wenham]])
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* 2003 - '''[http://www.mtv.com/ MTV Movie Award]''', Best On-Screen Team, ''Peter Jackson's The Two Towers''
* [[January 7]], 2003 - PFCS Award, Best Acting Ensemble (shared with see previous)
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* [[2004]] - '''[http://www.bfca.org/ Critics' Choice Award]''', Best Acting Ensemble, ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King]]''
* [[May 31]], 2003 - [http://www.mtv.com/ MTV Movie Award], Best On-Screen Team (shared with Sean Astin and Andy Serkis)
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.nbrmp.org/ NBR Award]''', Best Acting by an Ensemble, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
===[[Peter Jackson's The Return of the King]]===
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.vesawards.com/awards/ VES Award]''', Best Performance by an Actor in an Effects Film, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
* [[January 10]], [[2004]] - [http://www.bfca.org/ Critics' Choice Award], Best Acting Ensemble (shared with Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, [[John Noble]], Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham)
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.sagawards.org/ SAG Award]''', Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
* [[January 13]], 2004 - [http://www.nbrmp.org/ NBR Award], Best Acting by an Ensemble (shared with see previous)
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.saturnawards.org/ Saturn Award]''', Best Actor, ''Peter Jackson's The Return of the King''
* [[February 18]], 2004 - VES Award, Best Performance by an Actor in an Effects Film (shared with Elijah Wood and Andy Serkis0
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* 2004 - '''[http://www.interactive.org/ Interactive Achievement Award]''', Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance - Male, ''[[EA's The Return of the King]]''
* [[February 22]], 2004 - [http://www.sagawards.org/ SAG Award], Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (shared with see previous)
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* [[May 5]], 2004 - [http://www.saturnawards.org/ Saturn Award], Best Actor
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===[[The Return of the King (game)]]===
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* [[March 4]], 2004 - [http://www.interactive.org/ Interactive Achievement Award], Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance - Male
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
* [http://imdb.com/name/nm0000704/ IMDb Profile]
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* {{WP|Elijah Wood}}
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elijah_Wood Wikipedia Profile]
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* [http://imdb.com/name/nm0000704/ Elijah Wood] at IMDb
  
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Elijah Wood
Elijah Wood
LifetimeJanuary 28, 1981
PortrayedFrodo Baggins
InThe Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy
IMDbProfile

Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is a U.S. actor who played Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy and The Hobbit films. He is the middle of three children born to Warren and Debbie Wood, who nicknamed Elijah "Spark Plug" because he was a manically energetic child. He has a brother Zack, a video game producer and seven years his senior, as well as a younger sister Hannah, a poet and actress who has had small roles in a number of his films. He has been a professional actor since the age of nine.

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Trivia

While filming The Faculty he learned that casting had begun for New Zealand director Peter Jackson’s epic production of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Wood immediately had his friend, director George Huang, film an audition tape of him running in the fields with crudely made Hobbit feet, and sent the tape to Jackson. Despite Jackson’s initial assertion that all of the Hobbit characters would be played by British actors, he was immediately won over by Wood’s audition and the American Wood was cast in the lead role of Tolkien’s diminutive hero Frodo Baggins. Jackson later said he could not possibly imagine another actor in the world who would be better-suited to Frodo.

The cast of the Rings movies was nominated for Best Ensemble Acting at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for three years in a row. They finally won in 2003, for the third film The Return of the King. For his performance as Frodo Baggins, Elijah Wood was nominated by the MTV Movie Awards and for the final installment, The Return of the King, he was nominated for a British Academy Award for Best Actor.

Quotes

"He's just got a spirit, you know? That's what I love about him...he's very alive and very lively. You don't get to see a lot of that--only in the beginning of the first film--but his spirit, the light that's in him, is what holds him together."
― Elijah Wood about Frodo, E! Online
"It wasn't like a normal role, I don't have to be a human; I have to be a hobbit. And there were things that were sort of germane to being a hobbit, that was probably why it was so intriguing."
― Elijah Wood on lordoftherings.net
"Quite simply it is love. It is the unconditional love that says, regardless of what you do or where you go, I will always be there for you."
― Elijah Wood on the friendship of Frodo and Sam, The Lord of the Rings Official Movie Guide.

Awards

External Links