15 ‘Lord of the Rings’ Facts to Rule Them All

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Nicolas Cage in a Lord of the Rings film? It almost happened, if you can believe that. Cage was offered the role of Aragorn in Peter Jackson's trilogy but eventually turned it down. He would later explain, “[It] shot for a great quantity of time. I had family obligations, so I’m glad I stayed and had those experiences with my family.” This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which travels to Middle-earth for The Lord of the Rings trilogy!

One does not simply know everything about Lord of the Rings. For example, did you know that to pull off the epic scale of the three films, which took over 438 days, they needed 48,000 pieces of armor, 19,000 costumes, 5,000 bows, 10,000 arrows, 1,800 pairs of Hobbit feet and 1,500 pairs of elf ears. That's a lot of...everything.

“You Think You Know Movies?” is a ScreenCrush original series that dives deep into the cinematic worlds of your favorite movies and freeze frames a few tidbits you might not have known. We’ve already tackled Star Wars, The Avengers and Spider-Man, but now, it’s time to catch up on your precious Lord of the Rings knowledge!

Watch more installments of ‘You Think You Know Movies?’ below and let us know what movies we should cover next.

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