Top 13 The Lord Of The Rings Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Lord Of The Rings facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Lord Of The Rings film message.

The filmmakers used a special lighting rig for Galadriel so that her eyes appear to reflect the starlight. This is because Galadriel is the last Elf in Middle-Earth to have seen the light of the Trees of Valinor.
The filmmakers used a special lighting rig for Galadriel so that her eyes appear to reflect the starlight. This is because Galadriel is the last Elf in Middle-Earth to have seen the light of the Trees of Valinor.
In "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003) the giant eagle that saves Frodo & Samwise, as originally described in J.R.R. Tolkien's book (1955), was inspired by the pub in Oxford where Tolkien famously wrote much of the novels. The pub's plackard depicts a large eagle carrying a boy.
In "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" (2003) the giant eagle that saves Frodo & Samwise, as originally described in J.R.R. Tolkien's book (1955), was inspired by the pub in Oxford where Tolkien famously wrote much of the novels. The pub's plackard depicts a large eagle carrying a boy.

The Lord Of The Rings Hidden Details

1 - This Shot of Proudfoot at Bilbo's party in The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) is a tribute to Ralph Bakshi's shot and line of dialogue in the animated movie The Lord of The Rings (1978)
This Shot of Proudfoot at Bilbo's party in The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) is a tribute to Ralph Bakshi's shot and line of dialogue in the animated movie The Lord of The Rings (1978)
1 - By Peter Jackson Sam says to Frodo whilst in Osgiliath "By rights, we shouldn't even be here". This is a reference to the directors deviation from the books where Frodo and Sams path never actually led them to Osgiliath in the first place.
By Peter Jackson Sam says to Frodo whilst in Osgiliath "By rights, we shouldn't even be here". This is a reference to the directors deviation from the books where Frodo and Sams path never actually led them to Osgiliath in the first place.

Aragorn(Viggo Mortensen) kicked a helmet in disappointment, but it turned out to be much heavier than he expected. The actor broke two toes with the kick and his agonized scream was so authentic, the take was used in the final cut.

Trilogy, Aragorn removes Boromir's forearm armor after he dies and wears them throughout the rest of the series as a remembrance of his sacrifice. This is never mentioned or made note of in the film.

1 - When the elves of Lothl?rien capture the Fellowship - Legolas; a Wood Elf Prince from the neighboring Elf Kingdom of Mirkwood; nocks and draws his bow, prepared to fight his kinsmen, to protect the Fellowship. (See comment for more!)
When the elves of Lothl?rien capture the Fellowship - Legolas; a Wood Elf Prince from the neighboring Elf Kingdom of Mirkwood; nocks and draws his bow, prepared to fight his kinsmen, to protect the Fellowship. (See comment for more!)

As we see Frodo finishing his manuscript, the director pulls back to reveal the missing finger of Frodo's hand, a reminder of his moment of weakness inside Mount Doom.

Merry's helmet in the Ride of the Rohirrim appears to be repaired. It shows a nice link to how people at that tech level would treat armor. Repair, not remake.

When Legolas climbs and kills an Oliphaunt, the Oliphaunt repeatedly attempts to swat him off with it's tail.

1 - If you look closely at Gimli when himself, Aragorn and Legolas are chasing the orcs, you see something falling off his person.
If you look closely at Gimli when himself, Aragorn and Legolas are chasing the orcs, you see something falling off his person.

Pippin's hands were unbound when under the horse, but then it shows him cutting his bonds after crawling away from where the horse was.

The Lord Of The Rings poster
The Lord Of The Rings poster

The Lord Of The Rings Plot

The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Lord Of The Rings. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Ralph Bakshi
Stars Christopher Guard, William Squire, Michael Scholes, John Hurt
IMDB score 6.2