Ready for some trivia about The Lord of the Rings? Here’s a list that tells some of the behind-the-scenes goings-on about the three movies, plus things you may not know about Tolkien, his books, and the public’s reception of them. Have a sample:
6. Sean Connery was originally offered the role of Gandalf, but had never read the books and “didn’t understand the script.”
7. Connery was offered up to 15% of the film’s total box office receipts, which would have been about $400 million (more than any other actor has ever been paid for a single role).
33. About 18,000 costumes were created from scratch for the film’s trilogy, and between 30 and 40 of the same costume were created for each main character.
Well, those were about the movies, weren’t they? You’ll find plenty more in the list at Buzzfeed.