"My dear Frodo, you asked me once if I had told you everything there was to know about my adventures. And while I can honestly say I’ve told you the truth, I may not have told you all of it. I am old, Frodo. I am not the same hobbit as I once was. It is time for you to know what really happened. "
"Now of old the name of that forest was Greenwood the Great, and its wide halls and aisles were the haunt of many beasts and of birds of bright song; and there was the realm of King Thranduil under the oak and the beech."
- The Silmarillion
"The elves work in nature in such a harmonious way and there’s the element of nature that is very much part of his spirit."
- Lee Pace (as Thranduil in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug)
Congrats on your face, Lee Pace
Maybe it’s just getting older. You become so palpably aware this is not a dress rehearsal. There’s a big sign in blazing neon that says, ‘You Haven’t Got Long’. But I think it takes a beat to learn that. Life has to knock you down in order for you to realise it, because when you’re a kid you think you’re immortal.
Happy 33rd birthday, Tom Hiddleston!
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