After careful consideration by the costume designers and makeup artists, this Thorin look went into File 13 (aka the wastebasket).
Instead, of course, we got this guy channeling a popular children’s book character . . .
The folks at Buzzfeed.com decided to rank the dwarves in terms of hotness. http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/the-13-dwarves-in-the-hobbit-ranked-by-hotness
Things were going pretty well until they got to number four. Thorin. Thorin?! Only the fourth hottest dwarf? Thorin, with his piercing azure gaze, deep, commanding voice, that flowing mane of hair with its widow’s peak and those fetching braids–only the fourth hottest?
So, who was ahead of him? You might have guessed the hottie nephews, and indeed, Aidan Turner as Kili and Dean O’Gorman as Fili took the number two and number one positions in Buzzfeed’s rankings.
But there was also a number three. This guy. Jimmy Nesbitt as Bofur. With the funky braids and the idiotic hat. This was deemed hotter than Thorin.
Now, I like Jimmy. He’s got a lovely twinkle in his eyes, wonderful dimples and that great Irish accent. And he’s a good actor.
But even HE has described himself as looking like a “transvestite Pippi Longstocking” in this role. Transvestite Pippi Longstocking does not trump the regal, majestic uncrowned King Under the Mountain.
If I were ranking them, Thorin would, of course, be number one, then Aidan and Dean, the hottie sister-sons, as two and three.
Take a look at the link above and see what you think of Buzzfeed’s overall choices. And perhaps you’ll join me in wondering “what were they thinking??”