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Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood Elijah Jordan Wood was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on January 28, 1981, he was the second of three children of Debra D. and Warren W. Wood, delicatessen operators and he is of English, Austrian, German, and Danish descent.

Elijah Wood made his film debut with a minor role in “Back to the Future Part II “in 1989, then landed a succession of larger roles that transformed him a critically acclaimed child actor by age 9.

He is best known for his high-profile role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's critically acclaimed “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy. Since then, he has resisted typecasting by choosing varied roles in critically acclaimed films such as “Bobby”,” Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”,” Sin City”, “Green Street” and “Everything Is Illuminated”.

Elijah Wood s tarred in the film “Day Zero” in 2007 and was the voice actor for the main character, Mumble, in the award-winning animated film “Happy Feet”. He played an American tourist turned vampire in “Paris, je t'aime”. In 2005, Elijah Wood started his own record label called “Simian Records”.

He was cast in the lead role of an Iggy Pop biopic to be called The Passenger, but after years of development, the project now appears to be shelved. In 2006, he became a well-known voice actor in video gaming and soon became the voice of the video game icon Spyro the Dragon.

Elijah Wood became the first person to cross Victoria Falls on ropes during an appearance on Jack Osbourne's show “Adrenaline Junkie”.

Why is Elijah Wood famous?

Elijah Wood is an American actor best known for his role as Frodo in “the Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

Why do we like Elijah Wood?

In an interview on the Everything Is Illuminated, director Liev Schreiber said that Elijah Wood has a generosity of spirit and a sincere goodness as a human being, and he also supported campaigns for charity as Keep a Child Alive or ALDO/YouthAIDS. Elijah Wood owns 4,000 CDs, and his favorite band is Smashing Pumpkins.
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Back to the Future Part II
Internal Affairs
Forever Young
Radio Flyer
The Adventures of Huck Finn
The Good Son
The War
The Ice Storm
The Faculty
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway
Chain of Fools
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Date Added: 05 January '11

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