Top 50 The Ring Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Ring 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 Ring film message.

In The Lord of the Rings, 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 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 Ring Trivia

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  1. The final words of The Book of Mazarbul are written in a hastily jotted Elvish script, as runes are difficult to write speedily

  2. The Argonath statues in The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) are segmented, meaning they weren't carved from one piece of stone, they were built block by block.

  3. During Boromir's last stand, his horn is cleaved in half. This is what happens in the novel and is how his family knows he has died, after the cleaved horn travels down the river to Gondor.

  4. -2003) One of the methods used to visually differentiate between Smeagol and Gollum was the dilation of the pupils when the character was in the 'Smeagol' persona

  5. Legolas is the only non-Hobbit member of fellowship that Frodo sees in Mirror of Galadriel

The Ring Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • Peter Jackson had a cameo in "The Two Towers" (2002), as one of the soldiers on the wall of Helms Deep

  • 1 - The Argonath statues, Isildur is holding Narsil (later Andruil)
    The Argonath statues, Isildur is holding Narsil (later Andruil)
  • 1 - The Dreamworks logo briefly flashes the titular "ring" from the cursed videotape.
    The Dreamworks logo briefly flashes the titular "ring" from the cursed videotape.
  • The biggest firework at Bilbo's party is shaped like a dragon, and flies low over the partygoers. This is a nod to Bilbo's history (detailed in The Hobbit) where he fights Smaug--a time Bilbo is notably nostalgic for. Gandalf recreated Bilbo's greatest memory for his birthday.

The Ring Hidden Details

1 - The One Ring shrinks as Isildur holds it. The film accurately portrays the part of Isildur's scroll that Gandalf skips in the movie: "Yet even as I write it is cooled, and it seemeth to shrink, though it loseth neither its beauty nor its shape."
The One Ring shrinks as Isildur holds it. The film accurately portrays the part of Isildur's scroll that Gandalf skips in the movie: "Yet even as I write it is cooled, and it seemeth to shrink, though it loseth neither its beauty nor its shape."
1 - We see the elves' three rings of power. Eventually Narya, the ring of fire, is given to Gandalf. This ring is what he is referring to during his battle with the Balrog. In Return of the King, Gandalf openly wears Narya because it is no longer bound to the One Ring.
We see the elves' three rings of power. Eventually Narya, the ring of fire, is given to Gandalf. This ring is what he is referring to during his battle with the Balrog. In Return of the King, Gandalf openly wears Narya because it is no longer bound to the One Ring.

The knife thrown at Aragorn was meant to miss his head altogether, but the actor reacted quickly to parry the shot.

Legolas knows the deeper meaning behind Galadriel granting Gimli three of her hairs

1 - ; they used a giant prop ring to help force perspective in these shots.
; they used a giant prop ring to help force perspective in these shots.
1 - The Nazg?l horses are decorated with the symbol of the eye of Sauron
The Nazg?l horses are decorated with the symbol of the eye of Sauron
1 - Return of the King, when the company arrive at the flooded Isengard, Treebeard refers to Gandalf as 'Young Master.' This represents the ancient and immeasurable presence of nature in Middle Earth, despite Gandalf's divinity and thousands of years of age.
Return of the King, when the company arrive at the flooded Isengard, Treebeard refers to Gandalf as 'Young Master.' This represents the ancient and immeasurable presence of nature in Middle Earth, despite Gandalf's divinity and thousands of years of age.
1 - Th?oden notices Gandalf place his hand on his throne while he advises him, just as Wormtongue had done a few minutes earlier. Just after this, he decides to not take on Saruman directly, but to retreat to Helm's Deep, ignoring Gandalf's advice.
Th?oden notices Gandalf place his hand on his throne while he advises him, just as Wormtongue had done a few minutes earlier. Just after this, he decides to not take on Saruman directly, but to retreat to Helm's Deep, ignoring Gandalf's advice.

The ring doesn't bounce, symbolising the weight it has on Bilbo.

1 - You can see the axe that Gimli would later pick up and use in the rest of the movies
You can see the axe that Gimli would later pick up and use in the rest of the movies
1 - As Sam and Frodo are walking through a field in the Shire, you can see a car driving in the distance
As Sam and Frodo are walking through a field in the Shire, you can see a car driving in the distance
1 - The three giants that were turned to stone in the Hobbit are visible in the background when Aragorn and the hobbits head to Rivendell.
The three giants that were turned to stone in the Hobbit are visible in the background when Aragorn and the hobbits head to Rivendell.
1 - Legolas is the only one walking on the snow because he is extremely light.
Legolas is the only one walking on the snow because he is extremely light.
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 - After Aragon Legolas and Gimli meet Gandalf in Fangorn forest, they ride back to Edoras through Rohan. In the background a burning village can be seen. This keeps the continuity that Rohan is currently being invaded and pillaged by Sarumon
After Aragon Legolas and Gimli meet Gandalf in Fangorn forest, they ride back to Edoras through Rohan. In the background a burning village can be seen. This keeps the continuity that Rohan is currently being invaded and pillaged by Sarumon
1 - Not only Aragorn wears Boromir's bracers until the ring is destroyed, also his statue in Arwen's vision wears them after his death
Not only Aragorn wears Boromir's bracers until the ring is destroyed, also his statue in Arwen's vision wears them after his death

Multiple rings were created like this giant one in order to force perspective

The shards of the legendary sword Narsil are laid out in the exact same position in "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001) and "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" (2012)

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.

Bilbo and Gandalf are smoking pipe weed. Bilbo, one of the ring bearers, blows a smoke ring while Gandalf blows a smoke ship through it, symbolizing the ring bearers leaving Middle Earth on ships to go to Valinor (the Undying Lands).

In the Lord of the Rings 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 - Boromir leaves his shield behind, foreshadowing his betrayal of the one he swore to protect a scene later.
Boromir leaves his shield behind, foreshadowing his betrayal of the one he swore to protect a scene later.

Aragorn is worried he will fall to the same weakness as his ancestor. The camera literally puts him into the place of his ancestor, with the shadow of his downfall looming over his shoulder.

1 - The noseguard of ?omer's helmet is in the shape of a horse head. This is because he's the Marshal of the Riddermark and leader of the Riders of the Mark, the cavarly of Rohan.
The noseguard of ?omer's helmet is in the shape of a horse head. This is because he's the Marshal of the Riddermark and leader of the Riders of the Mark, the cavarly of Rohan.
1 - The song that plays when the fellowship sees the Argonath is the same song that Aragorn sings at his coronation in The Return of the King.
The song that plays when the fellowship sees the Argonath is the same song that Aragorn sings at his coronation in The Return of the King.
1 - Two scars on Frodo's chest are clearly visible: on his right the hit received on the chain mail of mithril under the mines of Moria, on his left the wound received by the Witch-King on Weathertop.
Two scars on Frodo's chest are clearly visible: on his right the hit received on the chain mail of mithril under the mines of Moria, on his left the wound received by the Witch-King on Weathertop.
1 - When Aragorn pulls on the the cave troll's chain, it initially catches on Legolas's arrow before snapping it off and choking the troll.
When Aragorn pulls on the the cave troll's chain, it initially catches on Legolas's arrow before snapping it off and choking the troll.
1 - It looks as if Gandalf is wearing converse sneakers when he calls the lord of the horses
It looks as if Gandalf is wearing converse sneakers when he calls the lord of the horses
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!)

During the escape from the Mines of Moria Aragorn & Legolas both loose arrows at orc bowmen. In one scene, both Aragorn and Legolas loose simultaneously, but only Legolas's arrow hits. This goes to show how wood elves are even greater archers than the Northern Rangers.

1 - In Bilbo and Frodo's book, "There and Back Again," there are marks over each of the vowels, a nod to Tolkien's elvish writing system of Tengwar, which uses marks over other letters to denote the presence of vowels.
In Bilbo and Frodo's book, "There and Back Again," there are marks over each of the vowels, a nod to Tolkien's elvish writing system of Tengwar, which uses marks over other letters to denote the presence of vowels.

The firework at the beginning of Bilbo's birthday forms a tree

During Bilbo's birthday party, you can see how Bilbo's ear moves in an animal-like way when he hears the Sackville Baggins

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.

The Ring poster
The Ring poster

The Ring Plot

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone one week to the day after they view it.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Ring. 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 Horror, Mystery
Director Gore Verbinski
Stars Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox
IMDB score 7.1