August 3, 1999
Before you read any further please be sure to keep one thing
in mind - this rumor is completely unconfirmed. Like it says in the email I
received, the reliability of this rumor is anyone's guess. With the disclaimer out of the
way, I received an interesting tip that concerning the voice of Gollum:
I live in L.A. & have a friend who has connections
with New Line Cinema. His contact overheard a conversation in which was said that Peter
Jackson was seriously considering Billy Bob Thorton as the Voice of Smeagol. Pretty Weird!
If true it would make an interesting character to say the least!
Who knows if there's anything to it, but I thought this one
was too... um... interesting :-) not to share.