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
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    - 183

    most listed
    Viggo Mortensen

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  3. 3
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    - 270


    Orlando Bloom

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  4. 4
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    - 272


    Sean Astin

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  5. 5
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    - 191


    John Rhys-Davies

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  6. 6
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    - 246


    Ian Holm

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    - 270


    Sean Bean

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  8. 8
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    - 230


    Billy Boyd

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  9. 9
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    - 245


    Cate Blanchett

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  10. 10
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    - 196


    Hugo Weaving

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  11. 11
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    David Wenham

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    Dominic Monaghan

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  13. 13
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    - 194


    John Rhys-Davies

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    Andy Serkis

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Elijah Wood

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    Karl Urban

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    Richard Armitage

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  18. 18
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    Bernard Hill

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    Christopher Lee

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    Miranda Otto

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  21. 21
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    Liv Tyler

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  22. 22
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    Sala Baker

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    Andy Serkis

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  24. 24
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    Benedict Cumberbatch

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    - 153


    Craig Parker

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    - 90

    added by Charley Feldman
    Luke Evans

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  27. 27
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    added by wiabux
    Sylvester McCoy

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    Balrog is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters


    Balrog N/A

  29. 29
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    Ken Stott

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    - 98


    Aidan Turner

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    - 132
    Tauriel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters


    Tauriel

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    Shadowfax is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters

    ranked low on reranks & added by SamuelFalzon
    Shadowfax

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    - 106

    added by Charley Feldman
    Lee Pace

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    + 132
    - 85


    Graham McTavish

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    + 137
    - 78


    Peter Hambleton

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    + 150
    - 80


    Dean O'Gorman

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    - 202

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Marton Csokas

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    - 47

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Paul Norell

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    - 39

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Mikael Persbrandt

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    - 50

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Bruce Spence

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    - 81


    John Callen

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    - 91


    James Nesbitt

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    - 61

    added by SamuelFalzon
    Conan Stevens

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    + 87
    - 89


    Adam Brown

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    + 66
    - 88


    Jed Brophy

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    - 100
    Bombur is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters


    Bombur

  47. 47
    + 96
    - 82
    Gwaihir is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters

    added by Charley Feldman
    Gwaihir

  48. 48
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    - 90


    William Kircher

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    - 258
    Gríma Wormtongue is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Gríma Wormtongue Brad Dourif

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    - 33

    ranked low on reranks & added by SamuelFalzon
    Mark Ferguson

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