Elijah Wood rocketed to international popularity after being cast as Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, and while he has worked on other films since then, many people are unaware that Woods was a prominent actor before LOTR. Today, we’re taking a closer look at some of Elijah Woods’ most noteworthy work prior to the famed trilogy. From portraying Huckleberry Finn to co-starring with Macaulay Culkin, here are some of the actor’s early roles!
Huckleberry “Huck” Finn is played by Elijah Wood in the 1993 adventure comedy-drama The Adventures of Huck Finn. The cast also features Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards, Ron Perlman, and Dana Ivey in addition to Wood. The movie has a 6.2 IMDb rating and is based on Mark Twain’s 1884 novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At the box office, The Adventures of Huck Finn brought about $24.1 million.
Flipper: The 1996 action film Flipper brings the list to a close. Along with Paul Hogan, Chelsea Field, Isaac Hayes, Jonathan Banks, and Jason Fuchs, Elijah Wood portrays Sandy Ricks in it. Flipper, which has a 5.3 rating on IMDb, is a remake of the 1963 film of the same name. In approximately the end, Flipper brought in $20 million at the box office.
North: Next, let’s talk about the 1994 action comedy-drama North, in which Elijah Wood portrays the title role. The film also stars Bruce Willis, Jon Lovitz, Jason Alexander, Dan Aykroyd, and Kathy Bates in addition to Wood. Adapted from the 1984 book North: Alan Zweibel’s book The Tale of a Nine-Year-Old Boy Who Becomes a Free Agent and Travels the World in Search of the Ideal Parents. On IMDb, the film now has a 4.5 rating and earned $12 million at the box office.
The Ice Storm: The drama film The Ice Storm from 1997, in which Elijah Wood plays Mikey Carver, is the next title on the list. The film also stars Kevin Kline, Henry Czerny, Adam Hann-Byrd, Tobey Maguire, and Christina Ricci in addition to Wood. The Ice Storm, which has a 7.4 IMDb rating right now, centers on two dysfunctional upper-class families in the early 1970s. In the end, the movie brought in $8 million at the box office.