Birth name Elijah Jordan Wood NationalityUSA Birth 28 january 1981 (43 years) at Cedar Rapids (USA) Creator ofSpectreVision
Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor, film producer and DJ. He made his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II (1989). Landing a succession of larger roles, he was critically acclaimed as a child actor by age 9, being nominated for several Young Artist Awards. As a child, he starred in the films Radio Flyer (1992), The Good Son (1993), North (1994), and Flipper (1996).
He began to take on teenage roles in the films The Ice Storm (1997), Deep Impact and The Faculty (both 1998). He is best known for his high-profile leading role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's epic film trilogy The Lord of the Rings (2001–2003). Since then, he has chosen varied roles in films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Sin City, Green Street, Everything Is Illuminated (all 2005), and Bobby (2006).
Wood also provided the voices of the main character in the award-winning animated musical films Happy Feet (2006) and Happy Feet Two (2011), as well as the lead, 9, in the Tim Burton-produced action/science fiction film 9 (2009). In 2005, he started his own record label, Simian Records. He did the voice acting for Spyro in the Legend of Spyro trilogy. In 2012, he began voicing Beck in the animated series Tron: Uprising, Sigma in the tenth season of the Rooster Teeth series, Red vs. Blue, and Wirt in the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall (2014).
From 2011 to 2014, Wood played the role of Ryan Newman in FX's cult dark comedy, Wilfred.
Elijah Wood is an older brother of actress Hannah Wood and younger brother of Zachariah Nathaniel Wood, who is a video game producer.
In an interview about Everything Is Illuminated, director Liev Schreiber commented that Wood has a "generosity of spirit" and a "sincere goodness as a human being." He supported campaigns for charity as Keep a Child Alive or ALDO/YouthAIDS. Wood is a music lover, owning a collection of roughly 4,000 vinyl records and CDs. He is quoted as citing his favorite band as The Smashing Pumpkins.
Wood has a tattoo of the word "nine" written in Tengwar script and in the English language (rather than Quenya or Sindarin as is widely believed); it is located below his waist on the right side. It refers to his character as one of the Fellowship of the Ring. It is a coincidence that he later starred in 9. The other actors of "The Fellowship" got the same tattoo, with the exception of John Rhys-Davies. Rhys-Davies's stunt double from the film got the tattoo instead.
In May 2006, Autograph Collector Magazine published its list of 10 Best & 10 Worst Hollywood Autograph Signers, Wood was ranked #7 of Best Signers.
In 2008, during an appearance on Jack Osbourne's show Adrenaline Junkie, he became the first person to cross Victoria Falls on ropes.
On April 23, 2010, in a charitable gesture, Wood visited the town of Curepto, Chile, one of the hardest hit by the 8.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27, 2010. He made personal visits to many of the victims and was accompanied by the first lady of Chile, Cecilia Morel.
, 1h33 Directed byMacon Blair OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime ActorsMelanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, Jane Levy, Devon Graye, Christine Woods, Derek Mears Roles Tony Rating68% Ruth Kimke, infirmière peu sûre d'elle et dépressive, voit sa vie bouleversée lorsqu’elle est victime d'un cambriolage dans sa maison. Devant l'inactivité de la police à enquêter, elle trouve un sens à sa vie en se lançant dans une enquête. Dans sa tâche, elle est aidée par son voisin Tony, fan de heavy metal et maniant le nunchaku et l'étoile de ninja, avec lequel elle va se lier d'amitié, afin de retrouver les cambrioleurs.
, 1h32 OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime ActorsNicolas Cage, Elijah Wood, Jerry Lewis, Kevin Weisman, Steven Williams, Sky Ferreira Roles David Waters Rating53% Stone et Waters sont deux flics losers à Las Vegas. Pour gagner plus d'argent, ils arrondissent leurs fins de mois avec des petits larcins. Un jour, ils décident de cambrioler le mystérieux coffre-fort d'un dealer en prison qui se trouve dans le congélateur d'une épicerie. Rêvant d'acquérir une forte somme d'argent, ils volent le contenu sans imaginer les dégâts de leur casse.
, 1h45 Directed byBreck Eisner OriginUSA GenresScience fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure ThemesFilms about magic and magicians, Witches in film ActorsVin Diesel, Rose Leslie Harington, Inbar Lavi, Elijah Wood, Michael Caine, Rena Owen Roles Dolan 37th Rating59% Kaulder (Vin Diesel) is a witch-hunter who was cursed with eternal life in the Middle Ages by the Witch Queen (Julie Engelbrecht). The Witch Queen was planning to unleash a deadly plague to wipe out humanity but Kaulder was able to defeat her. Prior to seemingly dying the Witch Queen cursed him with eternal life as punishment. 800 years later, Kaulder is still working as a witch hunter for an organization which aims to keep the truce between humans and witches. Ever since he was made immortal by the Witch Queen, Kaulder is accompanied by a priest called a "Dolan" whose main purpose is to record the achievements of Kaulder and to be his keeper. The 36th Dolan (Michael Caine) is retiring from his duties and has chosen a new Dolan to work alongside Kaulder. However, the very same night he dies in his sleep. While investigating his apartment, Kaulder and the 37th Dolan (Elijah Wood) discover traces of magic and deduce that the 36th Dolan was murdered by a witch. While tracking down the witch responsible, Kaulder finds traces of old dark magic, last seen before he killed the Witch Queen. Using clues the 36th Dolan left behind, Kaulder goes to a witch bar owned by Chloe (Rose Leslie) to buy a memory spell to "Remember his death". While in the process of reliving his memory, the bar is attacked by Balkazar Kotela, better known as Belial (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), the witch that killed the 36th Dolan. After attacking Kaulder he proceeds to burn down the place, and attack Chloe at her apartment later in the evening, though Kaulder saves her. After Chloe's friend is killed by Belial, she agrees to help Kaulder get what he needs to kill him.
, 1h40 Directed byNacho Vigalondo OriginEspagne GenresThriller, Action, Crime ThemesFilms about computing ActorsElijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Neil Maskell, Nacho Vigalondo, Michelle Jenner, Carlos Areces Roles Nick Chambers Rating51% Nick Chambers wins a contest to meet his favorite actress, Jill Goddard. Nick, the webmaster of a fansite dedicated to Jill, is crushed when Chord, Jill's manager, informs him that she has not only failed to invite him to the film's publicity but also canceled the contest. Chord remotely sends Nick a link to his laptop that opens a live stream. Chord explains that he has hacked into Jill's cell phone and activated the microphone and camera without her knowledge. Although uneasy about invading her privacy, Nick goes along with Chord's plans to spy on her. By eavesdropping on her phone conversations, they learn that she will secretly meet her agent, Tony, with whom she is having an affair, at the same hotel in which Nick is staying.
OriginCanada GenresDocumentary ThemesDocumentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry ActorsJohn Carpenter, Eli Roth, Alexandre Aja, Rodrigo Gudiño, Simon Barrett, George A. Romero Roles Animation VO (voice) Rating61% The documentary follows horror movie fan and journalist Tal Zimerman as he tries to look at the reasons why people enjoy the horror genre. The genre is globally popular and is present in a wide variety of formats such as films, books, music, graphic novels, artwork, and video games, yet reactions to it can sometimes be polarized and in some instances Tal feels that the genre's fans are misunderstood. At the same time, Tal is conflicted over how he can be "disturbed by gruesome imagery showcased in the news, but thrives on blood and guts found in movies, books, music, graphic novels and video games" and as such sets out to try to find how horror affects his mind. For his research Tal interviews several different people, from genre filmmakers and writers to scientists and psychologists, to uncover why people enjoy horror and how perception, traditions, and beliefs help impact how horror is perceived and displayed in various countries and globally as a whole.
, 2h41 Directed byPeter Jackson OriginUSA GenresDrama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure ThemesFilms about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Children's films ActorsIan McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Lee Pace Roles Frodo Baggins Rating77% Thorin and his company are being pursued by Azog and his Orc party following the events of the previous film. They are ushered along by Gandalf to the nearby home of Beorn, a skin-changer who can take the form of the bear. That night, Azog is summoned to Dol Guldur by the Necromancer, who commands him to marshal his forces for war. Azog then delegates the hunt for Thorin to his son Bolg. The following day, Beorn escorts the company to the borders of Mirkwood, where Gandalf discovers Black Speech imprinted on an old ruin. This coincides with a telepathic message from Galadriel urging him to investigate the tombs of the Nazgûl. He warns the company to remain on the path and leaves them. Upon entering the forest they lose their way and are ensnared by giant spiders. Bilbo then sets about freeing the dwarves with the help of his recently acquired invisibility ring. He subsequently drops the Ring and first begins to understand its dark influence after he brutally kills a centipede-like creature to retrieve it.
, 1h38 OriginUSA GenresDocumentary, Musical ThemesFilms about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films ActorsHenry Rollins, Elijah Wood, Alice Cooper Roles Self Rating74% A Band Called Death is the story of three musician brothers, born to a Baptist preacher and his wife in 1950s Detroit. In their teenage years, the three brothers (to five other siblings) emerge as, first, a budding rock/funk band, ultimately evolving into punk band Death. Influenced by music by Alice Cooper and The Who, the group was heavily-steered by the guidance and decisions of visionary eldest brother and guitarist, David Hackney. The story follows the brothers' unsuccessful attempts to get radio airplay and a record deal, largely due to David's adamant refusal to change the name from Death. An eventual trek east finds the boys in Burlington, Vermont, living with relatives and reflecting on the failure of David's vision. We begin to explore post-Death projects in The 4th Movement, a gospel/rock band with the same line-up. However, after two years of being homesick, David returns to Detroit, leaving Dannis and Bobby to form a lively reggae band called Lambsbread. The film also focuses on the intense brotherly bond between the group members, and their personal lives, including David Hackney's battle with alcoholism, his death in 2000 and his family members' reactions to these events. The film follows the re-discovery of the group through record collectors leading to an eventual release of Death's album ...For the Whole World to See by the Drag City record label and the group's eventual reunion and touring with a new guitarist.