The Lord of the Rings: 3 filming secrets that even the biggest fans of the saga don't know


The Lord of the Rings saga by Peter Jackson is full of little-known secrets!

Eighteen years old. This is the time that has passed since the cinema release of the last part of Peter Jackson’s saga The Return of the King . Eighteen years since the adventures of the hobbit Frodo Baggins in Middle-earth continue to delight aficionados of the genre. Moreover, contrary to what one might think, the cult trilogy has not finished reserving us some surprises as with this detail of the elf Legolas that character had never noticed in Lord of the Rings . Indeed, adaptation cinematographic works of Tolkien still hides many secrets . Amazing fun facts that even the franchise’s biggest fans ignore. The proof by three!

Someone should tell her that all the actors who were in Lord Of The Rings got a shared tattoo to mark their friendship. ???? # Duh pic.twitter .com / uzDx1rYXi0

– Tanya Rupa (@ScifiSpirit) October , 836

The joint tattoo

Unbelievable but true ! All of the Fellowship of the Ring actors in the saga had the same symbol tattooed at the time of filming. This is the number “nine” written in the Elvish language. The goal ? Symbolize the very strong bond that united the performers of the Nine Marchers at this time. A ritual that was not however to the taste of John-Rhys Davies, the interpreter of the dwarf Gimli. And for good reason, in protest the latter preferred to send his understudy in his place.

Aragorn alias Viggo Mortensen dans Le Seigneur des Anneaux

Aragorn aka Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings – Credit (s): New Line

The fracture of Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen who plays Aragorn does not only have good memories of the shoot! The proof, while he was playing a scene from the second part Les Deux Tours , the latter broke two toes by striking a helmet on the ground . A fracture so excruciating that the star started screaming in pain before landing on her knees. A scene which was then kept as it is during the editing. Fortunately, to console himself, the actor can always say to himself that it is

him who was elected the favorite character of the fans of the saga The Lord of the Rings .

Le Seigneur des Anneaux

Le Seigneur des Anneaux

Lord of the Rings – Credit (s): New Line

A disastrous record

In addition to being part of the top 3 of the most famous sagas in the world, The Lord of the Rings also holds a strange record: that of the greatest number of deaths shown on the screen. Indeed, as noted by our colleagues from Topito , the third part The Return of the King accounts for nearly 768 dead visible on the screen (against 247 for Rambo for example). Even stronger, the site 920970497164238848 Digg would have identified in a video near 19 370 total deaths in the trilogy. A number that makes you dizzy!

Credits: New Line Cinema