Stephen Colbert

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Stephen Colbert
Lifetime13 May 1964
PortrayedOne of the "Laketown Spies" in:
 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American political satirist, writer, actor, comedian, and television host of Comedy Central's The Colbert Report and CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He had a cameo in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as one of the Laketown Spies.[1]

Tolkien scholar John D. Rateliff has suggested that Colbert has offered a formerly unrecorded piece of scholarly insight into The Lord of the Rings, by the latter's suggestion that "Gandalf knew Frodo would fail in his quest to destroy the Ring, because he'd seen with his own eyes that Frodo could not throw the ring into his own fire at Bag-End".[2]

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  1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at IMDb (accessed 22 March 2023)
  2. John D. Rateliff, "Stephen Colbert is Brilliant (Frodo & the Ring)" dated 27 August 2016, Sacnoth's Scriptorium (accessed 29 August 2016)