Welcome to Elijah Wood Online, a fan site dedicated to American actor. Elijah has been acting since he was a small boy and has appeared in many films including 'Forever Young', 'The Faculty', 'The Ice Storm', 'Deep Impact', 'Green Street', 'Happy Feet' and 'Sin City'. His most famous role to date is playing Hobbit Frodo Baggins in The Lord of The Rings and more recently in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. He has recently been on our TV screens playing Ryan in 'Wilfred'. Here you will find an ever growing gallery of photos and more recently the new media video site. Check back here for project news, events and your daily dose of Elijah. Your Webmistress: Lauren
Elijah Jordan Wood was born January 28, 1981 and is an American actor and film producer. He made his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II, then landed a succession of larger roles that made him a critically acclaimed child actor by age 9. As a child actor he starred in the films Radio Flyer, The Good Son , North and Flipper, and began to transfer to teenage roles in the films The Ice Storm, Deep Impact and The Faculty.
He is best known for his high-profile leading role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003). Since then, he has resisted typecasting by choosing varied roles in critically acclaimed films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Green Street and Everything Is Illuminated and Bobby.
Wood has also provided the voices of the main character in the award-winning animated musical films Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two, as well as the lead, 9, in the Tim Burton-produced action/science fiction film 9. 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, and Sigma in the tenth season of the Rooster Teeth series Red vs. Blue. Since 2011, Wood has been playing the role of Ryan Newman in FX's dark comedy Wilfred.Source: Wikipedia.
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Elijah Wood has signed on for a lead role in Set Fire to the Stars, a film exploring the relationship between the poets Dylan Thomas and John Malcolm Brinnin.
Wood will play Brinnin, an American poet and literary scenester who was friends with Thomas as well as Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams. He wrote Dylan Thomas in America, an account of how he brought the poet to the United States and accompanied him on book tours, which were often marred by Thomas’s drunkenness and erratic behaviour. Thomas will be played by Celyn Jones, a veteran of TV shows like Above Suspicion, Leaving and Shameless.
The film will be directed by Andy Goddard, who has helmed Downton Abbey episodes, including its recent Christmas special, and it co-stars Shirley Henderson, Kelly Reilly and Luther’s Steven Mackintosh. Gruff Rhys, once of Super Furry Animals and now performing in the high-concept electronic duo Neon Neon, will produce the soundtrack.
Brinnin is the latest low-key, offbeat role for Wood in the wake of his mainstream success in the Lord of the Rings films. He recently played against type in the serial killer film Maniac, alongside his lead in TV comedy series Wilfred, and is gearing up to release a pair of films from his horror production company SpectreVision: Cooties is a high-school virus horror that Wood co-stars in with Alison Pill and Rainn Wilson, while A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is a vampire western.
Wood also launched an accompanying film festival last year, Spectrefest, featuring films from John Landis and Ariel Pink, as well as the forthcoming Grand Piano, starring Wood and John Cusack. The rather Hitchcockian-sounding thriller features Wood as a classical pianist returning after a bout of stage fright, only to be threatened during his performance by a sniper, played by Cusack.
Source: The Guardian
Sorry for the lack of updates to the site I have been busy and Elijah, well hasn’t since October, but I will add those event pix up very soon. My apologies.
Elijah talks Grand Piano whilst promoting Maniac. He mentions the film is set in real time and is a suspense film.
Elijah Wood’s portrayal of serial killer Frank Zito in slasher remake Maniac will be able to play only to limited audiences in this country.
The Office of Film and Literature Classification has restricted viewing to film festivals, or tertiary level media and film studies courses, and only to people aged at least 18.
It said the movie had graphic violence, sex scenes and content that may disturb.
The man who portrayed heroic hobbit Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings movies, in Maniac becomes a damaged man who spends his nights stalking and scalping women who are walking home alone. He then uses the scalps to decorate mannequins.
The film, shot entirely from Zito’s point of view, will be shown at New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) screenings in Auckland and Wellington.
NZIFF Incredibly Strange programmer Ant Timpson said he disagreed with the censor’s decision.
“The OFLC decision says that the film may be ‘injurious to the public good’ if it goes out on a wider release. It’s saying that the POV [point of view] nature of the film mixed with the psychopathic behaviour of actor Elijah Wood is more than disturbing, that it’s potentially dangerous in the hands of the wrong person (that is, a non-festival goer),” Timpson said.
“I can see the thought process behind it but I think it’s rather a big leap to make. I think it’s interesting to see where the OFLC draws a line on this dangerous POV material because it could also segue into a discussion about the graphically realistic and violent first-person video games.”
Neil Foley, of Australian distributor Monster Pictures, said Maniac was one the finest horror films in recent years, as its selection into the Cannes Film Festival would suggest.
“Banning the film beyond festival screenings is an insult to the intelligence of the adult population of New Zealand and does little more than to serve as an open invitation to illegally pirate the film. We are flabbergasted.”
The movie has received some critical acclaim.
A review in British newspaper The Guardian described it as a “surprisingly excellent” remake of the sleazy 1980 original.
“It’s the movie version of a first-person shooter .”
Remake director Franck Khalfoun told the newspaper he loved the original, partly because of the empathy he had for Zito.
“After everything he did, I felt bad for him and not the victims. My job was to convey the essence of that film to a new generation,” Khalfoun said.
The New York Times called the remake “efficiently grisly”.
“By not centering on the victims, Mr Khalfoun nearly makes the film about pitying the panic-prone killer,” it said.
NZIFF said the remake was the first film since The Bridge in 2007 to receive the festival-only classification, which meant it also could not be released on DVD.
In Auckland, Maniac screens on Saturday at 10.30pm at SkyCity Theatre and again on Thursday, August 1, at 8:45pm at SkyCity Theatre. In Wellington, Maniac screens on Friday August 9, 4pm at Paramount and again on Saturday August 10, 10pm at Embassy Theatre.
Added more screen caps from Season 1 of Wilfred. This time the second episode ‘Trust‘.
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