Die-hard fans of Lord of the Rings might have had a movie marathon with their friends. The trilogy was the Oscar-winning film as it’s an amazingly written fantasy tale. From script change to sudden improvisation to onset injury, many things happened behind the scenes and in the making of the trilogy. But yes, their efforts got paid off. The movie was an enormous box office hit.
Here are some significant facts that every Lord of the Rings fan must be aware of.
Originally, the film was supposed to be just two parts. But due to budget constraints, it was suggested to make the whole film in one single movie.
Gandalf’s role was given to Sean Connery, but as he did not understand the script even after reading the novel, he opted out.
The scene in The Two Towers where Viggo Mortensen had to kick a helmet after discovering a burnt corpse of Orcs. The scream that he had to enact was indeed a real one as when he kicked the helmet, he broke his toe for real.
From the four main Hobbits in the film, the producer Bob Weinstein wanted to kill one of them. He thought that at least one of the four had to die.
Sean Bean refused to fly to the great heights as he had a fear of flying. Therefore, he hiked up the mountain in his costume.
Viggo Mortensen, who played as Aragorn in the film, rode on horses. He got close and bonded with the horses that he purchased them from their owner.
The International Astronomical Union stated that all the mountains on Titan must be named after the ones mentioned in The Lord of the Rings book.