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Widely regarded as one of the most gifted actors of his generation, ELIJAH WOOD continues to challenge himself with roles in films spanning the spectrum of style and genre.

Wood can next be seen in the lead role of Frodo Baggins in the final installment of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: Return of The King. He recently completed filming Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind opposite Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, and Kirsten Dunst.

Wood has also lent his voice to one of Miramax's first animated films, The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina. Produced with Hyperion Studios, the film features Wood voicing the 'Tom Thumb' role opposite Jennifer Love Hewitt's 'Thumbelina.' Based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale, the story follows the two tiny people who are separated from their kin after a giant overruns their village. Returning home 15 years later, they learn they were royally betrothed to each other during childhood. The vocal cast also includes Peter Gallagher, Rachel Griffiths, Jane Leeves, Bebe Neuwirth, and Jon Stewart.

He was recently seen in the mobster drama Ash Wednesday, starring opposite Ed Burns. Written and directed by Burns, the film chronicles the story of two brothers (Wood and Burns) trying to escape their past in 1983 New York City.

Wood received critical acclaim for his performance opposite Christina Ricci in Ang Lee's film, The Ice Storm. Also starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Allen, and Tobey Maguire, the Fox Searchlight film follows a suburban family dealing with their mutual sexual awakenings.

His most recent films include Jeffrey Porter's Try Seventeen, a romantic comedy starring Franka Potente and Mandy Moore; Martin Duffy's independent film The Bumblebee Flies Away; James Toback's Black and White; The Faculty, written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodriguez; and Mimi Leder's Deep Impact.

Wood's impressive list of film credits include Alan Shapiro's Flipper with Paul Hogan; Pontus Lowenhielm and Patrik Von Krusenstjerna's Chain of Fools, opposite Salma Hayek, Steve Zahn and Jeff Goldblum; Jon Avnet's The War, opposite Kevin Costner; Rob Reiner's North, with Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss; Joe Ruben's The Good Son, opposite Macauley Culkin; Stephen Sommers' Huck Finn; Steve Miner's Forever Young, with Mel Gibson; Mary Agnes Donohue's Paradise; Richard Donner's Radio Flyer, with Lorraine Bracco; Barry Levinson's Avalon, opposite Armin Mueller-Stahl and Aidan Quinn, and Mike Figgis' Internal Affairs, with Richard Gere.

On television, Wood recently appeared on ABC in Tony Bill's "Oliver Twist." The Disney production starred Wood in the 'Artful Dodger' role opposite Richard Dreyfuss' 'Fagin.' Other television credits include the NBC telefilm, "Dayo," and the CBS movie, "Child in the Night."

Wood was named 1994's Young Star of the Year by NATO/ShowEast following his performance in The War.


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