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Issue #30 • ships from Oct 3 2002
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Elijah Wood in Lord of the RingsElijah Wood
• Just into his 20s, the star of The Lord of the Rings has already had an incredible movie career, including Forever Young and The Good Son. But how did it all begin?…

As a young actor with Mel Gibson in Forever YoungHis life & movies…
• After his first substantial roles in Avalon and Paradise, he has seen his career grow strong. He may have played the sweet kid in sappy feel-good flicks, but he was learning his trade…

Hunted by a murderous Macauley Culkin in
The Good SonBecoming Frodo
• A chance meeting while filming The Faculty alerted him to Director Peter Jackson's plan to film Lord of the rings. He made an audition tape, sent it in, and then got a call to say he was in!

An in-depth look at Wood's life and career
  • His change of career from child model to movie star with an early role in Back to the Future Part II.
  • How support from his family ensured that he kept his feet on the ground
  • Why no one in Hollywood has ever had a bad word to say about the young professional: “Every once in a while a kid comes along who ‘gets it’” – said Mel Gibson of his Forever Young co-star!
  • How refusing to do any more teen-themed dramas after the Horror flick The Faculty almost stalled his career
  • How his sheer determination to portray Frodo Baggins in The Fellowship of the Ring led to world-wide superstardom!
  • Illustrated, as always, with a range of full colour photographs from each movie covered!

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