Azaghâl

Haakon

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The lord of the Broadbeams. The discussion suggested actors of Spanish, Italian or Middle-eastern origin.

Enormous sideburns and elaborate moustaches are not necessary at this time, but will have to be imagined on the actors unless they happen to appear out of luck.

I have suggested Javier Bardem earlier, and I think he could be a great Azaghâl.

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MithLuin

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The Lord of Belegost has to be a likeable character, and not just because he dies. He is going to be good at forming alliances, a formidable warrior, and a quintessential dwarf. He should have a very forceful personality and be larger than life. A wise and generous king, and a well-loved leader.

Not sure I have any good ideas yet. Jeffrey Dean Morgan? But less psycho than Neegan, obviously.
 

Hatleking

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I'd say Peter Mullen would be a nice fit. He has both a roughness and a warmth to him, and I'd like to see him is a commanding role as this one. If you want to see him in something, Gunpowder on HBO is something to watch. He's really good there.

 

Marielle

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I definitely want to keep Peter Mullen on tap for "eminently likable dwarf character", but considering I think the idea for Broadbeams-as-Italians was vaguely based on some of my ramblings, I think I prefer Ruffalo so far. Not to get too much into his, ah, other projects, but he'd walk onto set with instant good-will from the audience.
 

Marielle

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Completely arbitrarily, lol.

Again, not set in stone at all. We -- or at least I, and some here seem to agree -- don't want all the dwarves to be pale with Scottish accents. There seems to be a decent consensus that the Longbeards be Nordic in origin, and it seems hard to depict the Firebeards as anything other than redheads and therefore Celtic, but otherwise...
 

Haakon

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Peter Mullan is fantastic! We definitely have to include him somewhere. I have to post this picture, I'm not sure what he's doing here, I haven't seen this particular movie, but still:
 

Haerangil

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not every celt was redhaired, not every redhead is a celt :)

I merely supposed to model both Ered Luin Cultures a bit after the Celts and Finns - because, well, why not?
 

Haakon

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I think both Broadbeams and Firebeards can have brown hair, but the redhaired should all be Firebeards, while the Broadbeams can have black hair.
 

Haerangil

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or the broadbeams could actually look a bit different in comparison to the firebeards... they could be a bit more "broad in the beam"..
 
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