The Best Lord of the Rings Characters Film Characters
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The Best Lord of the Rings Characters

List Criteria: Only characters from the Lord of the Rings books and films.

The best characters from The Lord of the Rings universe including all book and movie versions. These are all the best Lord of the Rings characters, here for you to vote on and add to. Some of the best characters in literature and cinema have come from the adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's books, and now you can vote on the top LOTR characters of all time.

The best LOTR characters are a mix of heroic warriors, tragic heroes, and classic villains all brought together in a classic quest for power and the struggle that ensues as good seeks to triumph over evil. Whether you're a fan of the J.R.R. Tolkien "Lord of the Rings" series or a new fan of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy or the newer The Hobbit films, this is the place to voice your opinion on who you think the greatest Lord of the Rings characters are.

Make sure to upvote your favorite Lord of the Rings characters, and add any of the greatest LOTR characters that we might have missed.

And if you're a fan of Tolkien's style of writing, make sure to check out the rest of the best fantasy writers.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Ian McKellen

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    Viggo Mortensen

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    Orlando Bloom

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    Sean Astin

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    John Rhys-Davies

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    Ian Holm

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    Sean Bean

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    Cate Blanchett

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    Billy Boyd

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    David Wenham

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    Andy Serkis

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    Dominic Monaghan

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    Hugo Weaving

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    John Rhys-Davies

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    Elijah Wood

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    Richard Armitage

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    Karl Urban

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    Bernard Hill

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    Liv Tyler

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    Christopher Lee

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    Miranda Otto

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    Sala Baker

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    Benedict Cumberbatch

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Tom Bombadil N/A

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    Andy Serkis

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    Craig Parker

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    added by wiabux Sylvester McCoy

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    Balrog N/A

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Marton Csokas

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    added by Charley Feldman Luke Evans

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    Tauriel

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    Aidan Turner

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    added by Charley Feldman Lee Pace

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    Ken Stott

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif

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    added by Charley Feldman Gwaihir

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    Dean O'Gorman

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks John Noble

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Shelob N/A

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    Graham McTavish

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    Bombur

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    James Nesbitt

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    Eärendil

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    Lúthien

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    Peter Hambleton

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    Glorfindel

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    Manwë

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    Quickbeam

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    Jed Brophy

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    Sarah McLeod

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