October 31, 2001
Rings Actor: It'll Be
the Biggest Film of All Time
TORONTO -- Veteran actor John Rhys-Davies is taking a page
from baseball legend Babe Ruth in predicting the commercial prospects of the upcoming film
adaptation of "Lord Of The Rings."
Like Ruth, Rhys-Davies is calling his own shot, confidently declaring that the first
installment of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy will, metaphorically
speaking, score the biggest home-run in motion picture history.
"'Lord Of The Rings' is going to be the most successful film of all time,"
Rhys-Davies declares in his booming baritone, while holding court with reporters in
Toronto to promote the opening of the "Journey To Middle-Earth" exhibit of props
and costumes from the movie.
"This is a phenomenal film," enthuses Rhys-Davies, who portrays the
stout-hearted dwarf Gimli in the film, which opens Dec. 19.
"This is going to make Peter Jackson into that super-league of directors in the
world. Everything about this film, in my experience, was superlative."
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