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[on filming the scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(2003) in which "Sam" tries to make "Frodo" recall the Shire:] "That day was very difficult and it was a long day. I remember Peter [Peter Jackson
] actually crying on set after a few takes. It was a real defining moment for Sean [Sean Astin
] and I, not only in this film, but in our acting" [December 14, 2003].
He heard about the Lord of the Rings trilogy while filming The Faculty
(1998). Immediately, he sensed that this was the chance of a lifetime. Director George Huang
, a personal friend of Wood's, filmed his audition tape for the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. He shot the scene from different angles which were cut together for the video. They sent the video off to New Zealand for director Peter Jackson