The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2006 with 337 to follow.
By United Press International

Finalists announced for Pantheon Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Fiona Apple, Antony and the Johnsons and Arcade Fire were among the 10 finalists announced Thursday for the inaugural New Pantheon Awards.

Lohan joins 'Bobby' ensemble cast

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Emilio Estevez has added Lindsay Lohan, Shia LaBeouf and Brian Geraghty to the cast of "Bobby," his film about the death of Robert F. Kennedy.

Microsoft to unveil Xbox 2 on MTV

REDMOND, Wash., April 11 (UPI) -- Microsoft tacitly said Monday it would unveil Xbox 2 on a half-hour show on U.S. cable's MTV four days before its rival reveals PlayStation 3.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2005 with 337 to follow.
By United Press International

Quentin Tarantino acts for $1

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino has filmed a scene in Robert Rodriguez's upcoming movie "Sin City" for $1, Daily Variety said Tuesday.

Kate Winslet says her feet are like canoes

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Kate Winslet said on the NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" in New York that fellow "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio would tease her about her feet. "I have real big feet," the British actress said.

Elijah Wood swamped by job offers

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- "Lord of the Rings" Hobbit Elijah Wood is being swamped with acting offers now that his work on the Oscar-winning trilogy has finished.

Kate Winslet's big lie over childbirth

LONDON, March 19 (UPI) -- Actress Kate Winslet, a mother of two, finally has come clean -- her firstborn's was a Caesarean delivery, not natural childbirth like her second child's. Winslet, whose latest movie is "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" with Jim Carrey, Elijah Wood

New Zealand welcomes back LOTR heroes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, March 18 (UPI) -- Multi-Oscar-winning New Zealand director Peter Jackson of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy got a huge homecoming Thursday in his hometown of Wellington.

Beck, Brion cover Korgis song

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Singer Beck and producer/songwriter Jon Brion have covered

Bravo to air Independent Spirit arrivals

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Bravo said it will present its first-ever red carpet arrival show before this year's broadcast of the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2004 with 338 to follow.
By United Press International

Serkis gets to keep 'precious' ring

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- The actor who played Gollum in

Memory loss popular Hollywood theme

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood is preparing to release a spate of films featuring one or more memory-challenged characters in the next few months.
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Elijah Wood
American actor Elijah Wood attends the European premiere of "Happy Feet" at Empire, Leicester Square in London on November 26, 2006. (UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Elijah Jordan Wood ( /ɪˈlaɪdʒə ˈdʒɔrdən ˈwʊd/; born January 28, 1981) is an American actor. He made his film debut with a minor part in Back to the Future Part II (1989), then landed a succession of larger roles that made him a critically acclaimed child actor by age 9. He is best known for his high-profile role as Frodo Baggins in Peter Jackson's critically acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Since then, he has resisted typecasting by choosing varied roles in critically acclaimed films such as Bobby, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City, Green Street and Everything Is Illuminated.

He starred in the film Day Zero (2007) and provided the voice of the main character, Mumble, in the award-winning animated film Happy Feet. He played an American tourist turned vampire in Paris, je t'aime. In 2005, he started his own record label, Simian Records. He was cast in the lead role of an Iggy Pop biopic to be called The Passenger, but after years of development, the project now appears to be shelved. He currently appears as Ryan in FX's dark comedy Wilfred, which debuted on June 23, 2011.

Wood, the second of three children, was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Debra D. (née Krause) and Warren W. Wood, delicatessen operators. He is of English, Austrian, German and Danish descent. Wood has a brother seven years his senior, Zachariah "Zach" Wood, and a sister two years his junior, Hannah Wood. At age ten, Wood began modeling in his hometown and took piano lessons. He took to the stage in his elementary school's staging of the play The Sound of Music. The following year, he graduated to the title character in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He also served as choir boy during the production of See How They Run, produced by the Marion Creative Council.

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