10.Sean Astin-A child star with The Goonies, Sean has had a long career peppered with fun roles like Rudy and the weight lifting brother in 50 First Dates. He came back in the public eye with a sweet turn on Stranger Things.
9.Sean Bean-Though not an actor I'm very familiar with, Sean has had a successful career starring in films such as Silent Hill and Mirror, Mirror as well as acting in shows such as Game of Thrones and Snow Piercer.
8.Andy Serkis-Andy has had an interesting career, finding a niche in motion capture roles such as Gollum and Caesar from the monkey movies. I've seen people argue that his motion capture work is Oscar worthy. He has starred in blockbusters such as Black Panther and is in the upcoming Batman movie.
7.Elijah Wood-Frodo himself! A child actor (with notable childhood work such as The Good Son and The Adventures of Huck Finn) Elija's career highlight was definitly the LOTR trilogy. He had a cult hit with the television show Wilfrid and has found extended success as a voice actor.
6.Liv Tyler-Sometimes being rock royalty boosts you up a couple of spots. Liv is well beloved and was in hit movies early in her career such as Armagedon and the LOTR series. She has had a focus on television later in her career, starring in shows such as The Leftover, Harlots, and 9-1-1 LoneStar. Her last film acting credit was in the space movie Ad Astra.
5.Orlanda Bloom-Katy Perry's man has starred in two massive franchises, LOTR and The Pirates of The Caribbean Franchise. If you count The Hobbit movies as a seperate franchise he has been in THREE massive franchises. He's also starred in movies such as Troy and Elizabethtown. Recently in his career he's had some kind of floppy tv shows like Carvnial Row and The Prince.
4.Viggo Mortinson-Everything around Greenbook turned me off this man, but the fact remains that the man behind Aragorn has been nominated for an Oscar three times and has had a long successful career.
3.John Rhys-Davies-Okay I was not expecting to rank Gimli so high...until I checked out his IMBD and saw that he has 272 acting credits! John and Ian Mckellan both have their first IMDB credit from 1964, but in the same amount of time John has had 149 more credits which blows my mind!
2.Ian Mckellen-We learned in the X-Men post from last weekend that many think Ian is in another league and shouldn't be compared to the rest of the actors on this list. Ian has had a long iconic career and playing Gandolf was a highlight.
1. Cate Blanchett-This A-list actress can steal scenes in popcorn flicks like Thor: Ragnarok or rack up award nominations with films like Carol. Nominated for her first Oscar in her late twenties, Cate went on to take home gold twice.
Editor's note-This movie has such a stacked cast that I decided to pick who I think the top ten are and rank them. Who did I miss? Who doesn't belong on this list? Tell me all about it in the comments. Also this list is just for the first movie.
The Fellowship of the Rings-Who is #1?
Source-onto images, and browsing IMBD