Elijah Wood

Biography: In many ways, Wood's travels through the wilds of Hollywood mirror the journey of his seminal character, Frodo Baggins, the little hobbit that could in The Lord of the Rings. Prior to winning the part, he was a well-respected juvenile player, known for his versatility, energy and large expressive eyes. But like Frodo, once the LOTR saga wrapped, Wood had passed into manhood, successfully making the treacherous leap from child star to adult actor. After launching his career at age 9 with small parts in Back to the Future II and Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" video, he soon began landing more substantial feature-film roles, notably his turn as a young Jewish boy growing up in the '40s in Barry Levinson's autobiographically inspired 1990 film Avalon. He consistently earned good reviews and quickly became a standout child actor. Toward the end of the '90s, he took on more mature roles, and his former cuddly cuteness transformed into a more ambiguous and intense on-screenIn many ways, Wood's travels through the wilds of Hollywood mirror the journey of his seminal character, Frodo Baggins, the little hobbit that could in The Lord of the Rings. Prior to winning the part, he was a well-respected juvenile player, known for his versatility, energy and large expressive eyes. But like Frodo, once the LOTR saga wrapped, Wood had passed into manhood, successfully making the treacherous leap from child star to adult actor. After launching his career at age 9 with small parts in Back to the Future II and Paula Abdul's "Forever Your Girl" video, he soon began landing more substantial feature-film roles, notably his turn as a young Jewish boy growing up in the '40s in Barry Levinson's autobiographically inspired 1990 film Avalon. He consistently earned good reviews and quickly became a standout child actor. Toward the end of the '90s, he took on more mature roles, and his former cuddly cuteness transformed into a more ambiguous and intense on-screen persona, which he used particularly well as a disgruntled and doomed teen in the lauded indie The Ice Storm. But it was the LOTR trilogy that turned him into an internationally recognized celebrity. As the keeper of the powerful titular ring, Wood delivered an emotional performance in each of the three blockbusters, and while his costars may have had the flashier roles, he was the saga's heart and soul. Now a full-fledged adult star with a wide choice of projects, the savvy actor carefully avoids being pigeonholed by eschewing typically bland leading roles in favor of eccentric supporting parts in eclectic films, including turns as a love-crazed stalker in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and a silent but deadly cannibal in Sin City. Expand

Elijah Wood's Scores

Average career score: 59
Highest Metascore: 92 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lowest Metascore: 26 Pawn Shop Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43
43 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
67 No Man of God Aug 27, 2021 Producer / Bill Hagmaier 6.8
57 Archenemy Dec 11, 2020 Producer / Producer 8.1
64 Come to Daddy Feb 7, 2020 Norval / Norval Greenwood 6.2
70 Color Out of Space Jan 24, 2020 Producer 6.1
61 Daniel Isn't Real Dec 6, 2019 Producer 7.0
76 The Panama Papers Nov 2, 2018 John Doe tbd
81 Mandy Sep 14, 2018 Producer / Producer 7.6
55 Bitch Nov 10, 2017 Producer tbd
75 I don't feel at home in this world anymore. Feb 24, 2017 Tony 7.2
58 The Greasy Strangler Oct 7, 2016 Producer 5.8
58 The Trust May 13, 2016 David Waters / Waters 5.3
34 The Last Witch Hunter Oct 23, 2015 Cast / Cast / Dolan / Dolan / Dolan / Dolan / Dolan 37th / Dolan 37th / Dolan Thirty-Seven / Dolan Thirty-Seven tbd
49 Cooties Sep 18, 2015 Producer / Clint 6.6
45 The Boy Aug 14, 2015 Producer 5.6
49 Set Fire to the Stars Jun 12, 2015 John M. Brinnin / John M. Brinnin / John M. Brinnin / John M. Brinnin 7.2
59 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Dec 17, 2014 Frodo 6.9
81 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Nov 21, 2014 Executive Producer 7.1
47 Open Windows Nov 7, 2014 Executive Producer / Executive Producer / Nick Chambers / Nick Chambers / Nick Chambers / Nick Chambers tbd
61 Grand Piano Mar 7, 2014 Tom Selznick / Tom Selznick / Tom Selznick / Tom Selznick tbd
66 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Dec 13, 2013 Frodo Baggins / Frodo Baggins / Frodo Baggins / Frodo Baggins tbd
83 The Wind Rises Nov 8, 2013 Sone / Sone 8.3
54 Toad Road Oct 25, 2013 Executive Producer tbd
26 Pawn Shop Chronicles Jul 12, 2013 Cast / Cast / Johnny Shaw / Johnny Shaw tbd
47 Maniac Jun 21, 2013 Frank / Frank 6.8
58 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Dec 14, 2012 Frodo 8.0
59 Celeste and Jesse Forever Aug 3, 2012 Scott / Scott 3.8
50 Happy Feet Two Nov 18, 2011 Mumble 5.5
43 The Romantics Sep 10, 2010 Chip Hayes 5.9
tbd The Oxford Murders Aug 6, 2010 Martin / Martin 3.3
60 9 Sep 9, 2009 9 7.2