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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    Cate Blanchett

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    Sean Bean

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    David Wenham

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    Dominic Monaghan

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    John Rhys-Davies

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    Andy Serkis

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    Karl Urban

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    Richard Armitage

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Elijah Wood

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    Bernard Hill

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    Christopher Lee

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    Benedict Cumberbatch

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    Craig Parker

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    often listed Tom Bombadil N/A

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    added by wiabux Sylvester McCoy

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    added by Charley Feldman Luke Evans

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    Balrog N/A

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    Ken Stott

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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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Marton Csokas

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    Peter Hambleton

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    Dean O'Gorman

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    Graham McTavish

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    John Callen

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    added by Charley Feldman Gwaihir

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    Quickbeam

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    James Nesbitt

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    added by kitfisto71 Khamûl the Easterling

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    Glorfindel

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    Bombur

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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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    ranked low on reranks Bill the Pony

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    ranked low on reranks Adam Brown

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif

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    ranked low on reranks & added by SamuelFalzon Shadowfax

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