The Best Lord of the Rings Characters Film Characters

The Best Lord of the Rings Characters

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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. From you favorite famous character from Lord of the Rings, to the more minor, but still great characters (some of which have awesome names), upvote all the best on this LOTR character list.

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
    Ian McKellen

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  2. 2
    + 1193
    - 178

    most listed
    Viggo Mortensen

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  3. 3
    + 1018
    - 266


    Orlando Bloom

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  4. 4
    + 900
    - 261


    Sean Astin

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  5. 5
    + 728
    - 184


    John Rhys-Davies

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    + 602
    - 238


    Ian Holm

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    + 612
    - 263


    Sean Bean

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    + 529
    - 221


    Billy Boyd

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  9. 9
    + 496
    - 239


    Cate Blanchett

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  10. 10
    + 491
    - 191


    Hugo Weaving

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  11. 11
    + 515
    - 204


    David Wenham

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  12. 12
    + 453
    - 205


    Dominic Monaghan

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  13. 13
    + 451
    - 188


    John Rhys-Davies

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  14. 14
    + 594
    - 249


    Andy Serkis

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    - 339

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Elijah Wood

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    + 392
    - 195


    Karl Urban

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  17. 17
    + 413
    - 211


    Richard Armitage

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  18. 18
    + 389
    - 194


    Bernard Hill

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    + 415
    - 194


    Christopher Lee

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    + 433
    - 206


    Miranda Otto

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  21. 21
    + 420
    - 207


    Liv Tyler

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  22. 22
    + 373
    - 180


    Sala Baker

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  23. 23
    + 297
    - 160


    Andy Serkis

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  24. 24
    + 333
    - 165


    Benedict Cumberbatch

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    + 259
    - 150


    Craig Parker

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    + 205
    - 87

    added by Charley Feldman
    Luke Evans

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    + 232
    - 140

    added by wiabux
    Sylvester McCoy

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    + 269
    - 172


    Balrog N/A

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    - 94


    Aidan Turner

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  30. 30
    + 178
    - 66


    Ken Stott

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  31. 31
    + 191
    - 127


    Tauriel

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    + 134
    - 31

    ranked low on reranks & added by SamuelFalzon
    Shadowfax

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    - 104

    added by Charley Feldman
    Lee Pace

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  34. 34
    + 128
    - 79


    Graham McTavish

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    + 134
    - 72


    Peter Hambleton

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    + 145
    - 77


    Dean O'Gorman

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    + 176
    - 197

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Marton Csokas

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    + 89
    - 40

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Paul Norell

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    + 86
    - 44

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Bruce Spence

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    + 94
    - 34

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Mikael Persbrandt

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    + 77
    - 53

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Conan Stevens

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    + 87
    - 77


    John Callen

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    + 103
    - 89


    James Nesbitt

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  44. 44
    + 83
    - 86


    Adam Brown

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    + 62
    - 85


    Jed Brophy

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  46. 46
    + 88
    - 97


    Bombur

  47. 47
    + 93
    - 77

    added by Charley Feldman
    Gwaihir

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    + 132
    - 252

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif

  49. 49
    + 63
    - 30

    ranked low on reranks & added by SamuelFalzon
    Mark Ferguson

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  50. 50
    + 72
    - 88

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    William Kircher

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