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    Frodo was 50+?

    Way to go! No wonder he gets fans of all ages.

    He's the size of a five year old, looks 20 in the Movies and will probably live past 100.


    How old were the rest of them then?
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    During the war of the ring, the Hobbit's are all young(30s) except for Frodo who is in his fifties, Boromir is middle-aged(40s), Aragorn is in late eighties, Gimly is 140, Legolas is 1000-2000 years old and Gandalf is over 3000 years old, older than middle earth itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendraken View Post
    Gandalf is over 3000 years old, older than middle earth itself.
    I'm confused as to how 3000 years is older than middle earth. The Third Age itself lasted about 3000 years, if that's what you mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theofryth View Post
    I'm confused as to how 3000 years is older than middle earth. The Third Age itself lasted about 3000 years, if that's what you mean.
    Gandalf had been in Middle-earth for a couple of thousand years, so that's how 'old' he is in that form. (Small wonder he's got a really good beard). His higher form, the Maia Olorin, would be indeed be older than Arda itself as he was one of the Ainur

    So 'Gandalf' *is* technically more than 3000 years old, but really he'd be a heck of a lot older than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radhruin_EU View Post
    Gandalf had been in Middle-earth for a couple of thousand years, so that's how 'old' he is in that form. (Small wonder he's got a really good beard). His higher form, the Maia Olorin, would be indeed be older than Arda itself as he was one of the Ainur

    So 'Gandalf' *is* technically more than 3000 years old, but really he'd be a heck of a lot older than that.
    OK, thanks for clearing it up. I forgot that Gandalf was a Maia

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    Frodo, Sam, and Pippin left Bag End--Merry had gone ahead on a cart with the last of Frodo's belongings--on 22 September 3018 of the Third Age. The Ruling Ring was destroyed on 25 March 3019. Using the birthdates found at The Encyclopedia of Arda you can determine how old each member of the Fellowship was during their adventures. For instance, Sam was born on 6 April 2980, making him 38 years old. At 28, Pippin was the youngest.

    One thing you should keep in mind is that Hobbits have a longer life expectancy than Men. So a hobbit of 33, as Frodo was at Bilbo's farewell party, is considered to have come of age, like we currently do a 21-year old. A hobbit in his 20s is considered to be in his 'tweens', as we have teenagers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbadgerbrock View Post
    Frodo, Sam, and Pippin left Bag End--Merry had gone ahead on a cart with the last of Frodo's belongings--on 22 September 3018 of the Third Age. The Ruling Ring was destroyed on 25 March 3019. Using the birthdates found at The Encyclopedia of Arda you can determine how old each member of the Fellowship was during their adventures. For instance, Sam was born on 6 April 2980, making him 38 years old. At 28, Pippin was the youngest.
    Which makes it ironic that Billy Boyd was the oldest of the four, while Elijah Wood was the youngest.

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    How old people looks is not the same as how old people are. Genes & lifestyle can significantly alter the aging process. They have to pick a actor that fits the description of the appearance of character not that have the same age the character. If we do the second we will be screwed trying to find a actor for all over 100 years old characters like: Legolas, Gimly, Elrond, Glorifindel, Lady Galadriel, Gandalf, Saruman, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YamydeAragon View Post
    They have to pick a actor that fits the description of the appearance of character not that have the same age the character.
    But they didn't, not for Frodo as he ought to have looked a good deal older than Elijah Wood did then. The others look about right. Hence what Lauregil said - that they picked a guy who was quite obviously the youngest to play the oldest of the four hobbits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radhruin_EU View Post
    But they didn't, not for Frodo as he ought to have looked a good deal older than Elijah Wood did then. The others look about right. Hence what Lauregil said - that they picked a guy who was quite obviously the youngest to play the oldest of the four hobbits.
    As i recall from the books Frodo description goes as he is taller, thinner & age slower than most hobbits. This happened a bit because his particular decendance & the other bit cause the influence of the ring. It also say that he is pale with black curly abundant hair. Also he just reached adulthood on hobbit years (18 to 25 look for a modern human). I think all this fit the actor look. They still have to fit his size in relation with the tall men (nothing hard with the marvels of computers). There is more than direct descriptions that help decide how they will look, like their genealogy. The hobbits have different house that decended from short men that arrived at The Shire in different times & each house have different characteristics. The hobbits werent a homogenius species but a heterogenius acumulation of short men races that decided to live in the same country.
    Last edited by YamydeAragon; Oct 13 2013 at 11:53 AM.

 

 

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