The Lord of the Rings FACTS

The Lord of the Rings FACTS

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  • In the final battle scene of the film, Lurtz, the lead orc missed his aim and accidentally threw a dagger right at Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen). But, Viggo successfully blocked it with his sword, thus producing one of the coolest scenes in the film.
  • While shooting the snowy mountain scene, the crew had to be flown to the sets via a helicopter. Since, Sean Bean (Boromir) was afraid of flying, he climbed the mountains for two hours in make-up and costume.
  • In Hobbiton, when Frodo drops the ring to the floor, it doesn’t bounce. This was achieved by magnetizing the floor.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

  • During the scene where Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli find the orcs massacred, Viggo (Aragorn) kicks a helmet, screams and falls to his knees. That was not acting. He broke his toes when he kicked the helmet. In spite of that, he continued acting.
  • When Aragorn floats down the river, he was dragged underwater. He kicked himself back up off a rock and a safety team rescued him.
  • The Helm’s Deep battle sequence was shot at nighttime for four months.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Kings

  • The final day of filming was three weeks after the Academy Awards ceremony where the film won eleven Oscars. This scene was included in the Extended Edition.
  • The scene where Aragorn’s army assembles at the Gate of Mordor was shot in an army training field. It was littered with mines and bombs that hadn’t gone off and the crew had to sweep the fields with metal detectors.