Elijah Wood

Highest Rated: 100% The Panama Papers (2018)
Birthday: Jan 28, 1981
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Born January 28, 1981, Elijah Wood has grown up to be one of the most well-respected and steadily employed actors of his generation. Born in Cedar Rapids, IA, Wood modeled and did local commercials before moving with his family to Los Angeles in 1988. It was there that Wood got his first break, a small role in a Paula Abdul video. Film work almost instantly followed, with a bit part in the 1989 Back to the Future II. It was Wood's role as Aidan Quinn's son in Barry Levinson's 1990 Avalon (the third film in the Baltimore trilogy containing Diner [1982] and Tin Men [1987]) that first gave Wood attention, as the film received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated for four Academy Awards. After a small part in the Richard Gere potboiler Internal Affairs (1990), Wood secured his first starring role in Paradise (1991), in which he played a young boy who brings estranged couple Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson back together. He received good reviews for his performance -- some said it was one of the best things about the film -- and from there went on to co-star with Mel Gibson and Jamie Lee Curtis in Forever Young and in Radio Flyer (both 1992). In 1993, Wood co-starred with Macaulay Culkin in The Good Son, which was a failure both at the box office and with filmgoers who couldn't stomach the idea of the little blond boy from Home Alone as a pre-teen psychopath. In casting Wood as the good to Culkin's evil, the film helped further establish the kind of characters Wood was to become known for: thoughtful, well meaning, and perhaps a bit confused. Wood's next film, the same year's The Adventures of Huck Finn, provided a departure from this type of character, but The War (1994) with Kevin Costner marked something of a return. Also in 1994, Wood had the title role in North, a film remarkable for the volume of bad reviews and bad box office it received, but also for the fact that practically every bad review contained a positive assessment of Wood's performance. Wood's follow-up, the 1996 Flipper, was hardly an improvement, but the subsequent critical and financial success of Ang Lee's The Ice Storm (1997) provided a positive development in the young actor's career. As the soulfully dazed and confused Mikey Carver, Wood gave a portrayal remarkable for its rendering of the thoughtfulness and exquisite hopelessness inherent in the character. 1998's Deep Impact and The Faculty did not allow Wood the same degree of character development, but were great financial successes and further stepping stones in Wood's evolution from winsome child star to impressive young actor. Following a brief turn as the boyfriend of a wannabe hip-hop groupie in James Toback's problematic Black and White (1999), Wood further evolved as an actor in Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, the first installation of director Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy. His most hotly anticipated project, the 2001 film gave Wood top billing as Frodo Baggins alongside a glittering cast that included Ian McKellen, Cate Blanchett, and Liv Tyler. That same year the young actor could be seen in less mystical surroundings courtesy of Ed Burns' Ash Wednesday, a crime drama that also featured Oliver Platt and Rosario Dawson. In 2002, Wood let his vocal chords for Disney's straight-to-video release of The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina. Of course, his most substantial role of 2002 is unarguably his return to the role of hobbit Frodo Baggins in the second installment of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy; specifically, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.2003 proved to be a similar year for Wood -- after two relatively small jobs (his role credited only as "The Guy" in Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and his stint as First Assistant Director in Sean Astin's The Long and Short of It served purely as a break for Elijah), the young actor once again resumed his role for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Though Return of the Kin

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
91% Daniel Isn't Real Producer 2019
91% Come to Daddy Norval Greenwood 2019
100% The Panama Papers Actor 2018
91% Mandy Producer 2018
88% 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene Actor 2017
89% I don't feel at home in this world anymore. Tony 2017
65% The Greasy Strangler Producer $44.1K 2016
63% The Trust David Waters 2016
17% The Last Witch Hunter Dolan 37th 2015
45% Cooties Clint Producer 2015
67% The Boy Producer 2015
58% Set Fire To The Stars John M. Brinnin $4.8K 2015
No Score Yet Made In Japan Actor Executive Producer 2015
59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Frodo Baggins $187.8M 2014
96% A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Executive Producer 2014
40% Open Windows Executive Producer Nick Chambers 2014
80% Grand Piano Tom Selznick 2014
88% The Wind Rises Sone 2014
75% Toad Road Executive Producer 2013
13% Hustlers Johnny Shaw $5.4K 2013
52% Maniac Frank Zito $21.1K 2013
65% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Frodo $303.1M 2012
71% Celeste and Jesse Forever Scott $3.1M 2012
No Score Yet Revenge for Jolly! Thomas 2012
56% Treasure Island Ben Gunn 2012
45% Happy Feet Two Mumble $64M 2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited Ad-Rock (B-Boys 1) 2011
14% The Romantics Chip $0.2M 2010
9% The Oxford Murders Martin $4.1K 2010
No Score Yet Boobie Actor 2010
57% 9 #9 $31.7M 2009
No Score Yet The Heart Is a Drum Machine Actor 2009
50% Christmas on Mars Actor 2008
91% Operation Filmmaker Actor 2008
No Score Yet Christmas on Mars Actor 2008
87% Paris Je T'aime The Tourist $4.9M 2007
24% Day Zero Aaron Feller 2007
46% Bobby William $11.1M 2006
76% Happy Feet Mumble $197.9M 2006
66% Everything is Illuminated Jonathan Safran Foer $1.7M 2005
47% Green Street Hooligans Matt Buckner $0.2M 2005
No Score Yet I'm Still Here Actor 2005
77% Sin City Kevin 2005
No Score Yet Ringers - Lord of the Fans Actor 2005
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Patrick $34.2M 2004
No Score Yet Ringers: Lord of the Fans Actor 2004
93% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Frodo Baggins $364.1M 2003
45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over The Guy 2003
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Frodo Baggins $339.8M 2002
25% Ash Wednesday Sean Sullivan 2002
0% All I Want (Try Seventeen) Jones 2002
No Score Yet The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina Tom Thumb 2002
39% Black and White Wren 2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Frodo Baggins $314.1M 2001
No Score Yet Chain of Fools Mikey 2000
No Score Yet The Bumblebee Flies Anyway Barney Snow 1999
53% The Faculty Casey 1998
45% Deep Impact Leo Biederman 1998
No Score Yet Oliver Twist The Artful Doger 1997
84% The Ice Storm Mikey Carver 1997
32% Flipper Sandy 1996
25% The War Stu Simmons 1994
14% North North 1994
26% The Good Son Mark Evans 1993
73% The Adventures of Huck Finn Huckleberry Finn 1993
57% Forever Young Nat Cooper 1992
No Score Yet Day-O Day-O 1992
33% Radio Flyer Mike 1992
No Score Yet The Witness Actor $0.5M 1992
36% Paradise Willard Young 1991
83% Avalon Michael Kaye 1990
No Score Yet Child in the Night (Testimone oculare) Luke 1990
88% Internal Affairs Sean 1990
65% Back to the Future Part II Video Game Boy, Mickey 1989

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Talking With Chris Hardwick
2017
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  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
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  • 2017
85% Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
2016-2017
Todd Brotzman Todd
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con
2016-2017
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  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
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  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
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  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
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  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
90% Over the Garden Wall
2014
Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
82% Wilfred
2011-2014
Ryan
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Nerdist
2011-2013
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Treasure Island
2012
Ben Gunn
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2011
100% Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
Appearing
  • 2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2007
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2010
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet Yo Gabba Gabba!
2007-2015
Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Guest Host
  • 2003
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2002
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
McPhee Boardman
  • 1996
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Voice of Ethan
  • 1994

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