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Happy 33rd Birthday Elijah Wood!

Elijah WoodHappy 33rd birthday to our Ring Bearer, Elijah Wood! In our hearts, Elijah will forever be a hobbit and that marks his 33rd birthday as something even more special. Since hobbits have longer life spans than the Big Folk, a hobbit doesn’t come of age until the age of 33.

We love Elijah for his stunning performance as Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and his reprisal of the role for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. While it’s no secret that we love all things Tolkien, we also love to see what a versatile actor Elijah is. He has appeared in blockbusters, indie films, television shows, and lent his voice to animated and video game characters.

Elijah Wood was born on this day, January 28, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As a child, he did local commercials and modeling until his family moved to Los Angeles. There, Elijah appeared in the music video for Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl” (it may or may not have had something to do with his incredible blue eyes). He also appeared in a TV film called Child in the Night and is one of the little boys playing video games in the 80s Cafe in Back to the Future Part II.

Elijah had much success as a child actor and appeared in many films including Avalon, Internal Affairs, Paradise, and Forever Young. He also portrayed Huck in The Adventures of Huck Finn in 1993 and appeared in The Good Son and The War. Moving through the 90s, Elijah continued to appear in many films. He was the lead role in Flipper, and he appeared in the video for The Cranberries song “Ridiculous Thoughts.” Elijah became known for his immense skill and talent, made all the more incredible by his age.

In 1999, Elijah was cast as our beloved hobbit Frodo Baggins. Since then, he has appeared in many films including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Everything is Illuminated, and lent his voice to the penguin Mumble in the animated film Happy Feet.

Elijah’s recent projects include the television series Wilfred and the horror film Maniac. A big fan of horror movies, he also began a production company in which to make them.

Despite such a star-studded career, Elijah remains one of the kindest and good-natured actors in Hollywood today. He has a good heart and is known for supporting charities. He is also an avid fan of music (he loves the Smashing Pumpkins) and enjoys DJ’ing.

Happy birthday Elijah. We hope your day is filled with as much fun as Shire birthday can give. Just don’t shoot off any of Gandalf’s fireworks, or you may end up scrubbing dishes.

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2 Comments

  1. Awww, Happy Birthday, Frodo… I mean, Elijah! Hope you have a fantastic celebration!

  2. I’m not sure if Elijah Wood will see this, anyway, I wish you the best, actually your bithday was one month ago, but, the intention is the same, i love you :3