The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Year:
Duration:
161 min | 186 min (Extended Edition)
Genres:
Adventure | Fantasy
IMDB rate:
8
Director:
Peter Jackson
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 71 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Filming Locations: Stone Street Studios, Stone Street, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand
Earnings
Opening Weekend: $73,645,197 (USA) (28 December 2013)
Gross: $258,366,855 (USA) (9 January 2015)
Cast
Actor
Character
Richard Armitage
Richard Armitage
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Manu Bennett
Manu Bennett
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Mikael Persbrandt
Mikael Persbrandt
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Lee Pace
Lee Pace
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
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
Orlando Bloom
Legolas
Evangeline Lilly
Tauriel
Cate Blanchett
Galadriel
Benedict Cumberbatch
Smaug
Sylvester McCoy
Radagast
Luke Evans
Bard
Stephen Fry
Master of Laketown
Ryan Gage
Alfrid
John Bell
Bain
Peggy Nesbitt
Sigrid
Mary Nesbitt
Tilda
Lawrence Makoare
Bolg
Ben Mitchell
Narzug
Stephen Ure
Fimbul
Craig Hall
Galion
Robin Kerr
Elros
Eli Kent
Lethuin
Simon London
Feren
Brian Sergent
Spider
Peter Vere-Jones
Spider
Mark Mitchinson
Braga
Kelly Kilgour
Soury
Sarah Peirse
Hilda Blanca
Nick Blake
Percy
Dallas Barnett
Bill Ferny Snr
Matt Smith
Squint
Katie Jackson
Betsy Butterbur
Richard Whiteside
Butterbur Snr
Greg Ellis
Net Mender
Ray Henwood
Old Fisherman
Tim Gordon
Stallkeeper
Jabez Olssen
Fish Monger
Stephen Colbert
Laketown Spy
Evelyn McGee
Laketown Spy
Peter Colbert
Laketown Spy
John Colbert
Laketown Spy
Norman Kali
Laketown Spy
Carter Nixon
Laketown Spy
Zane Weiner
Laketown Spy
Allan Smith
Orc Underling
Jim Baltaxe
Laketowner
Paul Craze
Laketowner
Chris Hewer
Laketowner
Christian Hipolito
Laketowner
Kathryn Briggs Hobbs
Laketowner
Peter Jackson
Albert Dreary
Carlton McRae
Laketowner
Liz Merton
Laketowner
Joseph Mika-Hunt
Laketowners
Michael Mizrahi
Thrain
Terry Notary
Goblin
Stephen O'Neill
Laketowner
Lise Perichon
Laketowner
Gabriela Roque López
Laketowner
Antony Sher
Thrain
Tim Simpson
Laketowner
Jeff Slaven
Laketown Extra (uncredited)
Dianne Smith
Laketowner
Jeffrey Thomas
Thror
Royd Tolkien
Ranger Captain
Rosalie van Horik
Mirkwood Elf
Manuela Vetters
Laketowner
Christopher Winchester
Laketowner
Nikky Winchester
Laketowner
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Trivia
Thranduil makes it clear that he doesn't consider Tauriel to be worthy of his son, Legolas, but the film avoids explaining why. In the books, it is established that the wood-elves of Mirkwood are Silvan, but Thranduil and his family are Sindar ('Grey Elves'), a more noble ruling class of elves. This difference is also alluded to in the film by the fact that Thranduil and Legolas are blonde, while all the other Mirkwood elves have darker hair ( although Legolas' hair colour was never declared in the books).
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Robert Kazinsky was cast as Fili and had filmed a few scenes, but left the project and returned to England about a month after filming started due to personal reasons. He was replaced by Dean O'Gorman.
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Luke Evans (Bard the Bowman)'s performance was dedicated to 'Paul Walker', who he co-stared with in Fast & Furious 6 (2013) and who died a few days before the film's release.
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Goofs
'Rob Kazinsky', as Fili, can be seen in some shots of the film, most noticeably when the Dwarves are about to hit the first waterfall after escaping from Thranduil's.
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When Gandalf leaves the Company outside Mirkwood Forest in the digital rain, only Thorin's hair is wet.
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At the start of the movie Bilbo first checks the ring and puts it in his left pocket but in the next shot he takes it from his right pocket.
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Quotes
Thorin Oakenshield: Fili, don't be a fool. You belong with the Company.
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Bard the Bowman: You have no right to enter that mountain!
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Balin: [sees a chamber full of dead dwarves, with their only means of escape blocked] The last of our kin. They must have come here hoping beyond hope. We could make for the mines. Might last a few days.
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Faq
Q
What's wrong with Thranduil's face?
A
While discussing with Thorin about dragons, Thranduil's face briefly changes to reveal ghastly scars. The scene is not from the book: the movie seems to imply Thranduil is using some sort of enchantment to conceal the wounds he has received in the past while fighting dragons (not Smaug).
Q
Are there any additional scenes after the credits?
A
No.
Q
I thought the "last light of Durin's Day" was supposed to be the sunset. Why is the moonlight in the film?
A
It is in the book, but the movie scriptwriter decided to add the "plot twist" of making it the light of the moon. The main reason Tolkien did not write this in the book is because it is an error. The Moon has no light of its own but shines only by reflected sunlight, which is why it shows phases (the lit half always faces the Sun). Hence a full moon at sunset can only be a rising moon, and the Moon would be in the eastern sky (on the other side of the mountain) and could not illuminate the keyhole. In addition, a full Moon would be up all night, so its light at sunset would not be the "last." Tolkien, who took great care with moon phases, would never have made this mistake.The scene is written this way for dramatic effect: by having the dwarves leave in disappointment and frustration. By having Bilbo discover the secret, it heightens the drama for the audience.
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Photos from cast
Richard Armitage Manu Bennett Mikael Persbrandt Lee Pace