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40 Little-Known Facts About Aragorn from Lord of the Rings

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Film Aragorn Isn’t as Power Hungry as His Book Counterpart

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The movie version of Aragorn is an incredibly noble character. He’s noble in the books too, but he’s also a little more interested in the throne than his filmed counterpart. That doesn’t necessarily make his character worse. In fact, it makes him more complicated.

Still, the simpler version of Aragorn that we get in the films is no less fascinating. Viggo Mortensen understands how to make the character compelling. He’s the one who might have to rule when all is said and done, and Viggo makes that burden compelling. Aragorn is a great man in the books and the film, whether he’s interested in the throne or not.

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