Where is it? Where is it? They stole it from us. My precious.
The fellowship has broken and the Ring is getting heavier. Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) continue in pursuit of the Uruk-Hai orcs who have taken Merry and Pippin. Frodo (Elijah Wood) and Samwise (Sean Astin), are traveling toward the Dark Tower of Mordor, the lair of Sauron the Great.
Frodo and Sam befriend Gollum, a mysterious creature deeply scarred by his previous encounter with The Ring. In the meanwhile, after re-uniting with Gandalf, Aragorn and friends set out to free Théoden from the spell of the wizard Saruman and guide the people of the city to the stronghold of Helm's Deep. What follows is an epic battle, in which the fate of both Middle-earth and the Quest of the Ring literally hang in the balance.
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Release date: December 5, 2002
Best Sound Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
The makeup department took six to seven hours a day to put the make-up on John Rhys-Davies (Gimli). Source / More (Book)
The two towers ranks number 57 in the American box-office rankings.
Grossing adjusted for inflation -> $368.8 m Source / More (Web)
Differences between the book and the movie: about 30
- The Ents do not refuse to attack Isengard
- Elves do not come to Helm's Deep
- Gimli does not engage in comic relief
- Faramir does not decide to send the One Ring to Gondor
- Frodo does not attempt to give the Ring to the Nazgūl
The battle at Helm's Deep was edited down from twenty hours of footage, shot over a three month period.
This is part two in the trilogy. The other parts are:
The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Return of the King (2003)
The movies were filmed simultaneously.
The book was originally intended by Tolkien to be published in one large volume, but the paper shortage ruled this out. Instead it was divided into three volumes:
The fellowship of the ring
The two towers
The return of the king
Ian was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1991 for his efforts in the arts.
May 25, 1939
Ian Murray McKellen
Ian was born in the industrial north of England McKellen and attended St. Catharine's College, Cambridge. Without any formal dramatic training, he made his professional debut in 1961 in A Man For All Seasons.
Acting steadily throughout the 1960s and 1970s, McKellen won both popular and critical acclaim in his performances and on Broadway, he won every available award including a Tony for his portrayal of Salieri in Amadeus (1981).
Ian appeared in a number of motion pictures but only halfway the nineties he was noticed by Hollywood. He played the title role in Richard III (1995) but his movie breakthrough role for mainstream American audiences came with Apt Pupil, based on a story by Stephen King. Nowadays McKellen has become a major global star by playing leading roles in blockbuster films like X-Men (2000/2003) and the The Lord of the rings trilogies (2001/2002/2003)
2002 Nominated Best Actor for: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
1999 Nominated Best Actor for: Gods and Monsters (1998)