Many thanks to my good friend Jack for sending me this one! LitReactor.com posted a story on their website titled “Top 10 Best Book to Movie Casting Decisions,” and two of our favourite Lord of the Rings cast members made it onto the list.
Sir Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis were applauded for the transformation both actors went through for their roles as Gandalf the Grey/White and Sméagol/Gollum, respectively, in The Lord of the Rings films. Of Serkis, writer Meredith Borders called Serkis’ perfomance “abidingly creepy and somewhat heartbreaking,” and noted her excitement over both actors’ return for the upcoming Hobbit films, also directed by Peter Jackson.
Others who made it onto the list include Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs, and Judy Garland as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.