20 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Lord Of The Rings

Journey Length

From the films, The Lord of the Rings seemed to take only a few weeks before Frodo was able to destroy the ring at Mount Doom. However, in the novels it took the entire group about 17 years before the ring was destroyed.

Nicolas Cage

The character Aragorn was originally offered to Nicolas Cage, but he turned it down due to “family obligations”.

The Battle Of Helm’s Deep

The Battle of Helm’s Deep took a total of four months to film and all of it was shot at night.


Every character within Fellowship of The Ring wears a wig besides Billy Jackson who plays Peter’s son. Apparently, Billy had perfect hobbit hair.