The LOTR Movie Site
August 28, 1999
About 3 Mystery Actors
As most of you know, Peter Jackson told Harry Knowles at
Ain't It Cool News that there are still 3 major roles that have been filled in the Lord of
the Rings films and we have never discussed them. So naturally, every site out there is
trying to find out who these 3 mystery men are. We've got some clues.
This first e-mail is from Cirdan to
Subject: sorry for
Author: <----------@okay.net> (Cirdan) at INTERNET
Date: 8/27/99 6:13 PM
Hi Mr. Deluca,
sorry for this disturbance....
WHO ARE THIS THREE CONFIRMED ACTORS!!!! HEEEELLP ;-)
please give us a hint!!!
Cirdan from Germany
(member of German Tolkien Society)
Here is the reply to
Cirdan's e-mail from Mr. Deluca himself:
From: MICHAEL DELUCA <MICHAEL_DELUCA@newline.com>
To: Cirdan <----------@okay.net>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 1999 8:23 PM
Subject: Re: sorry for this disturbance
I don't know what this is all about. I have a call in to Peter to find out. It may
just be three people whom we cast but have not yet announced, but there's nobody major is
This could all be bullshit.
Here's something Mr. Deluca posted
on the Ain't It Cool News talkback:
I just got back from a really
boring meeting so reading these talk backs are just the remedy for being smacked back
awake. I especially liked the guy who thinks I think through my bowels. Here's a few
facts: New Line didn't pressure Peter for Liv. He liked her for it, we agreed, and so did
she. Boom, pretty simple. I agree that she's perfect for the part. She looks like Arwen
and ayone who's seen her in HEAVY or STEALING BEAUTY knows she can act.
It's funny to read the fan
musings on why we might make certain decisions. Like the guy who thinks that because we
had a slow year at the box office (forgetting that when you have a year with one $200
million dollar grossing film, it doesn't matter what anything else does), we need to run
to the box-office safety names. Lemme tell ya, there are about ten people in the universe
who are box-office, and none of them are in LOTR.The only pressure we're all feeling is
how to make the trilogy rock. That pressure is welcome and shared by both Peter and New
be adding more clues to this page as information comes in.