Stephen Colbert

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Stephen Colbert
Lifetime13 May 1964
PortrayedLake-town spy in:
 The Hobbit film trilogy

Stephen 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 is a Tolkien fan who had a cameo in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

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".[1]


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  1. John D. Rateliff, "Stephen Colbert is Brilliant (Frodo & the Ring)" dated 27 August 2016, Sacnoth's Scriptorium (accessed 29 August 2016)