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.

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    Gandalf

    Ian McKellen More
    100
  2. 2
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    Viggo Mortensen More
    94
  3. 3
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    Orlando Bloom More
    85
  4. 4
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    John Rhys-Davies More
    83
  5. 5
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    Sean Astin More
    82
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    Ian Holm More
    80
  7. 7
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    Sean Bean More
    76
  8. 8
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    Billy Boyd More
    76
  9. 9
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    Andy Serkis More
    75
  10. 10
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    Dominic Monaghan More
    72
  11. 11
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    Elijah Wood More
    72
  12. 12
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    Cate Blanchett More
    72
  13. 13
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    David Wenham More
    71
  14. 14
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    Hugo Weaving More
    70
  15. 15
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    Richard Armitage More
    68
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    John Rhys-Davies More
    65
  17. 17
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    Karl Urban More
    64
  18. 18
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    Bernard Hill More
    62
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    Christopher Lee More
    62
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    Miranda Otto More
    60
  21. 21
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    Liv Tyler More
    58
  22. 22
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    Sala Baker More
    55
  23. 23
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    Benedict Cumberbatch More
    51
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    Andy Serkis More
    50
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    Tom Bombadil

    N/A More
    50
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    Craig Parker More
    48
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    Sylvester McCoy More
    46
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    Balrog

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    45
  29. 29
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    Marton Csokas More
    36
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    Tauriel

    35
  31. 31
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    Lee Pace More
    34
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    Gríma Wormtongue

    Brad Dourif More
    32
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    Denethor

    John Noble More
    29
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    Shelob

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    29
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    Aidan Turner More
    29
  36. 36
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    Luke Evans More
    29
    added by: Charley Feldman
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    new! Gwaihir

    29
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    Barry Humphries More
    28
    added by: Charley Feldman
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