The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Year:
Duration:
169 min | 182 min (Extended Edition)
Genres:
Adventure | Fantasy
IMDB rate:
8
Director:
Peter Jackson
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 57 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2012-12-14
Filming Locations: Rock and Pillar Range, Otago, New Zealand
Earnings
Budget: $180,000,000
Opening Weekend: $84,617,303 (USA) (16 December 2012)
Gross: $303,003,568 (USA) (27 April 2013)
Cast
Actor
Character
Richard Armitage
Richard Armitage
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Manu Bennett
Manu Bennett
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Lee Pace
Lee Pace
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Renee Cataldo
Renee Cataldo
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Ian McKellen
Gandalf
Martin Freeman
Bilbo
Ken Stott
Balin
Graham McTavish
Dwalin
William Kircher
Bifur
James Nesbitt
Bofur
Stephen Hunter
Bombur
Dean O'Gorman
Fili
Aidan Turner
Kili
John Callen
Oin
Peter Hambleton
Gloin
Jed Brophy
Nori
Mark Hadlow
Dori
Adam Brown
Ori
Ian Holm
Old Bilbo
Elijah Wood
Frodo
Hugo Weaving
Elrond
Cate Blanchett
Galadriel
Christopher Lee
Saruman
Andy Serkis
Gollum
Sylvester McCoy
Radagast
Barry Humphries
Great Goblin
Jeffrey Thomas
Thror
Michael Mizrahi
Thrain
Conan Stevens
Bolg
John Rawls
Yazneg
Stephen Ure
Fimbul
Timothy Bartlett
Master Worrywort
Bret McKenzie
Lindir
Kiran Shah
Goblin Scribe
Benedict Cumberbatch
Necromancer
Glenn Boswell
Dwarf Miner
Thomas Robins
Young Thrain
Frazer Anderson
Moria Orc
Jarred Blakiston
Musical Elf
Shane Boulton
Rivendell Court Elf
Melanie Carrington
Musical Elf
Brendan Casey
King Thranduil's Lieutenant
Andrew Fitzsimons
Elf
Stephen Gledhill
Old Gammidge (uncredited)
Tim Gordon
Old Hobbit
Christian Hipolito
Hunter Orc
Brian Hotter
Otho Sackville Baggins
Katie Jackson
Hobbit
Cameron Jones
Thranduil's Lieutenant
Dean Knowsley
Elven Guard
Tim McLachlan
Goblin
Nathan Meister
Goblin
Joseph Mika-Hunt
Hunter Orc
Terry Notary
Goblin
Thomas Rimmer
Goblin
Gabriela Roque López
Moria Orc
Jamie W.R. Smith
Hero Goblin
James Trevena-Brown
Goblin
Mark Trotter
Goblin
Richard Whiteside
Erebor Dwarf Guard
Did you know?
Trivia
In 2009 an Internet rumor linked David Tennant to the role of Bilbo Baggins, after he and Peter Jackson both appeared at Comic Con. Both Tennant and Jackson denied this rumor, stating he was never under consideration for the role. However, in 2010 Tennant was considered for the role of Thranduil, but had to turn it down when his then-girlfriend (later wife) Georgia Moffett unexpectedly became pregnant which prevented him from taking part in film's lengthy New Zealand shooting schedule.
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Gandalf says that Bilbo's sword will glow blue when Orcs or Goblins are near. This was also meant as a clue to Gollum's origins. When Bilbo approaches the lake, his sword is blue, then flickers and goes out after Gollum kills the goblin. The sword doesn't glow in Gollum's presence, which gives the viewer the hint that Gollum is something more benign (but no less dangerous).
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Dan Hennah, who portrayed as the Old Took in the film, was the only actor the Middle-earth saga not to wear a wig.
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Goofs
When Bilbo is attempting to save the ponies from the trolls, the real horses are bridled and tied to the posts. When the ponies are computer generated, they are loose and unbridled.
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When the party is captured by the Goblins and Bilbo crawls away, a Goblin's CGI foot passes through the bridge he's walking on.
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There are several shots scattered throughout the film where it's clearly noticeable that Robert Kazinsky is playing the role of Fili rather than Dean O'Gorman. This is especially noticeable in Trollshaw Forest, just as Thorin is beginning his song in Bag End.
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Quotes
Ori: That's why we need a burglar!
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Dwalin: I thought we had lost our burglar.
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Radagast: I don't understand why it's not working! It's not as if it's witchcraft!
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Faq
Q
How much did Peter Jackson compress the timeline in the movies?
A
Strangely enough, he didn't. It takes longer for Thorin and Company to reach the Lonely Mountain from Bag End in the films than it did in the book. In both, they left Bag End on a Thursday. April 27. The Company arrives at Lake-town on September 22 (Bilbo's birthday) in the book. They depart Esgaroth around October 9 and reach the Mountain at or near October 12. It takes as much as another two weeks to find the Secret Door and wait for Durin's Day. In The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo and the Dwarves reach Lake-town on October 25 and Erebor on October 27 (Durin's Day in the film).
Q
If Aragorn were to appear in 'The Hobbit', how old would he be?
A
Q
Does Peter Jackson have a cameo in this film?
A
Yes, he does. Peter Jackson appears briefly at the beginning of the film. He is barely recognizable, because of makeup and prosthetics. He is a limping dwarf who tries to escape from Erebor after Smaug has attacked it.
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Photos from cast
Richard Armitage Manu Bennett Lee Pace Renee Cataldo