9 Photos of the 'Lord of the Rings' Cast, Then and Now

Elijah Wood

Continues acting in shows like Wilfred and films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Celeste and Jesse Forever. Also does voiceovers for video games.

Orlando Bloom

Stars in films like Kingdom of Heaven, The Three Musketeers, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Recently seen in the Broadway circuit and the Amazon Prime series Carnival Row.

Sir Ian McKellen

Appears in films like The Da Vinci Code and Beauty and the Beast. Continues his role as Magneto in the X-Men franchise and was last seen as Gus the Theater Cat in the 2019 film adaptation of Cats.

Cate Blanchett

Continues to shine in Hollywood, winning Academy Awards for The Aviator and Blue Jasmine. Recently starred in Where'd You Go Bernadette? and the FX on Hulu series Mrs. America.

Andy Serkis

Stars in franchises such as Star Wars, Planet of the Apes, and Avengers. Next seen in The Batman and directing the Venom sequel.

Sean Astin

Continues acting with roles in Stranger Things and a guest spot on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Ian Holm

Appears in films like The Aviator and The Hobbit series before passing away in June 2020 at age 88.

Hugo Weaving

Stars in V for Vendetta, Hacksaw Ridge, and voices Megatron in the Transformers franchise.

Liv Tyler

Appears in projects like Jersey Girl, The Leftovers, and Ad Astra.