With the news of the new Hobbit movie (sans Peter Jackson), I was thinking about the Lord of the Rings movies and noticed something.
Elijah Wood, same deal. First of all he was making that main character, Frodo money for this job. So he probably got paid even if he never worked again. But he has also been working since the 80’s (first role, “video game boys” in Back to the Future II? Who knew? Thanks imdb!) and has been working since. The poor man’s Tobey Maguire will keep on keeping on.
Dominic Monaghan, nee “Merry” of Hobbit fame. He wasn’t much before this role, but was able to parley it into three strong seasons as Charlie Pace on the UvT fave show Lost. We are sure to see more from this cat in the future…even if we don’t, he is hitting costar Evangeline Lilly….so yeah, he’s a winner.
Then we get to my man on the far left…who the f*ck is he? I mean, I didn’t know before and I still don’t know now. He was in a BS role in the movie, he is still the second most famous Pippen, after Scottie, and he hasn’t broken out as a stand-alone star. This dude is going to be a Hobbit for the rest of his damn life. Big feet, wet hair, shrunk to midget proportions by movie magic. This cat is destined to be one of those cats who is remembered as their character forever. That sucks.
Maybe there is a help program that can be put together for little cats. Bow Wow hasn’t worked since Like Mike. Now that I think about it, my man Verne Troyer of mini-me fame hasn’t had a job in years.
Verne, are you chunking them deuces on your own career homey? Because it is ovaaaaaahhh.