LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING
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
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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