Literature The Best Lord of the Rings Characters  

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List Rules 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 main characters (and minor ones as well), 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 vote up your favorite Lord of the Rings characters, and add any of the greatest LOTR characters that we might have missed. From your favorite famous character from Lord of the Rings, to the more minor, but still great characters (some of which have awesome names), vote up 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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Gandalf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian McKellen
2
4,424 696
Aragorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Viggo Mortensen
3
4,090 884
Legolas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Orlando Bloom
4
2,437 640
Gimli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies
5
3,457 985
Samwise Gamgee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Astin
6
1,958 814
Bilbo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Ian Holm
7
1,763 741
Peregrin Took is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Billy Boyd
8
1,469 628
Meriadoc Brandybuck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Dominic Monaghan
9
1,940 892
Boromir is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sean Bean
10
1,599 784
Galadriel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Cate Blanchett
11
1,498 548
Treebeard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
John Rhys-Davies
12
1,592 630
Faramir is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
David Wenham
13
1,574 617
Elrond is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Hugo Weaving
14
1,870 976
Frodo Baggins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Elijah Wood
15
2,071 833
Gollum is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis
16
1,186 551
Éomer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Karl Urban
17
1,449 524
Éowyn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Miranda Otto
18
1,280 663
Thorin Oakenshield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Richard Armitage
19
1,123 573
Théoden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Bernard Hill
20
1,418 546
Arwen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Liv Tyler
21
1,114 584
Saruman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Christopher Lee
22
1,086 528
Sauron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Sala Baker
23
989 471
Smaug is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Benedict Cumberbatch
24
848 465
Witch-king of Angmar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
Andy Serkis
25
753 378
Bard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lord of the Rings Characters
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