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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    - 178

    most listed
    Viggo Mortensen

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  3. 3
    + 995
    - 261


    Orlando Bloom

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    + 875
    - 255


    Sean Astin

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  5. 5
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    - 179


    John Rhys-Davies

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    - 230


    Ian Holm

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    - 256


    Sean Bean

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    + 515
    - 216


    Billy Boyd

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  9. 9
    + 485
    - 230


    Cate Blanchett

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  10. 10
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    - 187


    Hugo Weaving

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    - 200


    Dominic Monaghan

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    - 201


    David Wenham

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    - 186


    John Rhys-Davies

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    - 242


    Andy Serkis

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    - 189


    Karl Urban

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    - 201


    Richard Armitage

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    - 333

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Elijah Wood

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    - 190


    Bernard Hill

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    - 189


    Christopher Lee

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    - 202


    Miranda Otto

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  21. 21
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    Liv Tyler

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  22. 22
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    - 176


    Sala Baker

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  23. 23
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    - 156


    Andy Serkis

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    - 161


    Benedict Cumberbatch

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    + 253
    - 144


    Craig Parker

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    + 199
    - 82

    added by Charley Feldman
    Luke Evans

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    - 136

    added by wiabux
    Sylvester McCoy

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    - 169


    Balrog N/A

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    - 91


    Aidan Turner

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  30. 30
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    - 64


    Ken Stott

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    - 124


    Tauriel

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    + 125
    - 29

    ranked low on reranks & added by SamuelFalzon
    Shadowfax

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    - 100

    added by Charley Feldman
    Lee Pace

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    - 77


    Graham McTavish

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    + 128
    - 70


    Peter Hambleton

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    - 75


    Dean O'Gorman

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    + 169
    - 196

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Marton Csokas

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    + 81
    - 39

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Paul Norell

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    - 41

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Bruce Spence

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    - 31

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Mikael Persbrandt

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    - 50

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Conan Stevens

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    - 75


    John Callen

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    - 86


    James Nesbitt

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    - 84


    Adam Brown

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    + 84
    - 94


    Bombur

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    - 74

    added by Charley Feldman
    Gwaihir

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    + 57
    - 83


    Jed Brophy

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    + 128
    - 248

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif

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    + 58
    - 28

    ranked low on reranks & added by SamuelFalzon
    Mark Ferguson

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  50. 50
    + 68
    - 85

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    William Kircher

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