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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Gandalf

    Ian McKellen More
    100
  2. 2
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    Down 72
    Viggo Mortensen More
    97
  3. 3
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    Orlando Bloom More
    89
  4. 4
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    Sean Astin More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 257
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    John Rhys-Davies More
    87
  6. 6
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    Ian Holm More
    84
  7. 7
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    Sean Bean More
    80
  8. 8
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    Billy Boyd More
    80
  9. 9
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    Andy Serkis More
    79
  10. 10
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    Cate Blanchett More
    78
  11. 11
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    Dominic Monaghan More
    78
  12. 12
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    David Wenham More
    78
  13. 13
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    Elijah Wood More
    76
  14. 14
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    Hugo Weaving More
    76
  15. 15
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    Richard Armitage More
    75
  16. 16
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    John Rhys-Davies More
    72
  17. 17
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    Karl Urban More
    72
  18. 18
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    Bernard Hill More
    70
  19. 19
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    Liv Tyler More
    69
  20. 20
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    Christopher Lee More
    68
  21. 21
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    Miranda Otto More
    67
  22. 22
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    Sala Baker More
    64
  23. 23
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    Benedict Cumberbatch More
    61
  24. 24
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    Craig Parker More
    60
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Tom Bombadil

    N/A More
    59
  26. 26
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    Andy Serkis More
    58
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    Balrog

    N/A More
    56
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    Sylvester McCoy More
    54
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  29. 29
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    Marton Csokas More
    48
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    Gríma Wormtongue

    Brad Dourif More
    42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Denethor

    John Noble More
    41
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    Bard

    Luke Evans More
    40
    added by: Charley Feldman
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Shelob

    N/A More
    40
  34. 34
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    Thranduil

    Lee Pace More
    40
    added by: Charley Feldman
  35. 35
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    Aidan Turner More
    40
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    Tauriel

    39
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    Gwaihir

    39
    added by: Charley Feldman
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    Beleg

    33
  39. 39
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    Yavanna

    33
  40. 40
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    new! Lúthien

    33
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    Manwë

    32
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    Eärendil

    32
  43. 43
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    Aulë

    32
  44. 44
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    Balin

    Ken Stott More
    32
  45. 45
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    Bofur

    James Nesbitt More
    32
  46. 46
    Up 2
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    Barry Humphries More
    32
    added by: Charley Feldman
  47. 47
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    Fili

    Dean O'Gorman More
    32
  48. 48
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    Dwalin

    Graham McTavish More
    32
  49. 49
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    Glorfindel

    32
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    Sarah McLeod More
    32
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