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Elijah Wood

Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor and film producer.

He made his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II (1989). Landing a succession of larger roles, he was critically acclaimed as a child actor by age 9, being nominated for several Young Artist Awards.

As a child, he starred in the films Radio Flyer (1992), The Good Son (1993), North (1994), and Flipper (1996). He began to take on teenage roles in the films The Ice Storm (1997), Deep Impact and The Faculty (both 1998).

He is best known for his high-profile leading role as Frodo Baggins in Sir Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003) and in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).

Since then, he has chosen varied roles in films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Sin City, Green Street and Everything Is Illuminated (all 2005), and Bobby (2006).

Wood also provided the voices of the main character in the award-winning animated musical films, Happy Feet (2006) and Happy Feet Two (2011), as well as the lead, 9, in the Tim Burton-produced action/science fiction film 9 (2009).

In 2005, he started his own record label, Simian Records. He did the voice acting for Spyro in the Legend of Spyro trilogy. In 2012, he began voicing Beck in the animated series Tron: Uprising, Sigma in the tenth season of the Rooster Teeth series, Red vs. Blue, and Wirt in the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall (2014).

From 2011 to 2014, Wood played the role of Ryan Newman in FX's cult dark comedy, Wilfred.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Back to the Future Part II Video-Game Boy #2
1990 Internal Affairs Sean Stretch
1990 Child in the Night Luke Television film
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Starring in a TV Movie, Pilot or Special
1990 Avalon Michael Kaye Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film
1991 Paradise Willard Young Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film
1992 Day-O Dayo Television film
1992 Forever Young Nat Cooper
1992 Radio Flyer Mike Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film
1993 The Witness Little Boy Short film
1993 Adventures of Huck Finn, TheThe Adventures of Huck Finn Huckleberry Finn
1993 Good Son, TheThe Good Son Mark Evans Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
1994 North North Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film
1994 War, TheThe War Stuart "Stu" Simmons Nominated—YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film
1996 Flipper Sandy Ricks Nominated—YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy Film
1997 Ice Storm, TheThe Ice Storm Mikey Carver Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor
1997 Oliver Twist Jack "The Artful Dodger" Dawkins Television film
YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Miniseries/Made-for-TV Movie
1998 Deep Impact Leo Biederman YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film
Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Sci-Fi
1998 Faculty, TheThe Faculty Casey Connor Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Horror
1999 Bumblebee Flies Anyway, TheThe Bumblebee Flies Anyway Barney Snow Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor
1999 Black and White Wren
2000 Chain of Fools Mikey
2001 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Frodo Baggins Empire Award for Best Actor
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Kid's Choice Award/Blimp Award for Favorite Male Action Hero
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Actor, Drama/Action Adventure
2002 Ash Wednesday Sean Sullivan
2002 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Frodo Baggins MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Sean Astin and Gollum/Andy Serkis)
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Visual Effects Society Award for Best Performance by an Actor in an Effects Film (shared with Sean Astin and Andy Serkis)
Nominated—DVD Premiere Award for Best Audio Commentary, New Release
Nominated—Kid's Choice Award/Blimp Award for Favorite Male Butt Kicker
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—SFX Award for Best SF or Fantasy Film Actor
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Actor, Drama/Action Adventure
2002 Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, TheThe Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina Tom Thumb (voice) Direct-to-video
Nominated—DVD Premiere Award for Best Animated Character Performance (shared with Chaka and Glenn)
2002 All I Want Jones Dillion
2003 Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, TheThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Frodo Baggins Interactive Achievement Award for Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance – Male
Critics Choice Award for Best Cast
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Saturn Award for Best Actor
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—DVDX Award for Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD)
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Actor, Drama/Action Adventure
2003 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over The Guy Cameo
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Patrick Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
2005 Sin City Kevin Nominated—Critics Choice Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Bad Guy
2005 Everything Is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer
2005 Green Street Matt Buckner
2006 Bobby William Avary Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year
Nominated—Critics Choice Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2006 Happy Feet Mumble (voice)
2006 Paris, je t'aime Le garçon Segment: "Quartier de la Madeleine"
2007 Day Zero Aaron Feller
2008 Oxford Murders, TheThe Oxford Murders Martin
2009 9 9 (voice)
2009 Beyond All Boundaries Corp. Wilfred Hanson / Capt. John C. Chapin (voices) Short film
2010 Romantics, TheThe Romantics Chip Hayes
2010 Full of Regret Mouse Short film
2011 Fight For Your Right: Revisited Ad-Rock Short film
2011 Happy Feet Two Mumble (voice)
2011 I Think Bad Thoughts Mouse Short film
2011 The Death and Return of Superman Hank Henshaw/Cyborg Superman Short film
2012 Celeste and Jesse Forever Scott
2012 Revenge for Jolly! Thomas
2012 The Narrative of Victor Karloch William Merriwether (voice) Short film
2012 Maniac Frank Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Leading Actor
Fright Meter Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Frodo Baggins Cameo
2013 Pawn Shop Chronicles Johnny Shaw
2013 Grand Piano Tom Selznick
2014 Cooties Clint Hadson Also producer
2014 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Producer
2014 Open Windows Nick Chambers Also executive producer
2014 The Wind Rises Sone (voice) English dub
2014 Set Fire to the Stars John Malcolm Brinnin Also co-producer
2015 The Boy Producer
2015 The Last Witch Hunter 37th Dolan
2016 The Trust David Waters Post-production
2016 The Greasy Strangler Post-production
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