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In the Hobbit why is Thorin Okensheild so tall?
You know in the new film of the Hobbit? The actor who played Thorin Okensheild is 6.2 in height. Why is that? Isn't he supposed to be a dwarf? He should be 5.3 at the very most in reality & even that's a stretching it. Why is he 6.2? Do you think they'll make him look shorter like they did with the hobbits or what?
A lot of the time the Dwarves didn't look like Dwarves. There's a scene before the trolls where Bilbo is standing next to Kili and Fili. They're all about the same height. Juxtapose that with Gimli standing with the Hobbits during the council of Elrond in FotR, and he's a good deal taller than them. Thorin also looked quite humanish. If you walked in to his fire/tree-walking scene without knowing anything about the film, you would never guess that this main character is supposed to be a Dawrf.
Also did anyone else notice how some Dwarves have... Dwarfish looking faces, and some don't? Balin, Gloin and Bombur had noticeably different facial features (they looked like the quintessential "Dwarf"), while Thorin, Dwalin, and the twins looked completely human. Stuff like that was really throwing me off.
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Well the only people around the entirety of the movie were Dwarves, a Hobbit, Gandalf, Goblins, Elves, and Uruks.
Gandalf/Elves = Really tall, this was shown when the Dwarves had ample room to stand in Bilbo's house, but Gandalf was crouched nearly the entire time.
Dwarves = Short. Dwarves are short in the TOlkien-verse, but not as short as some other fantasy realms, and just like any race, height will differ. Thorin was probably "tall" because of his royal heritage and how central of a character he was.
Hobbits = Really Short. Smaller than even most dwarves, which was shown rather nicely when Bilbo stood amongst the others.
Pointless thread; the question has been answered. None of the actors playing Hobbits and Dwarves are the actual size of their characters. They used forced perspective shots, body doubles, CG tech and scaled up or down sets depending on what characters are in what scene, to accomplish the illusion.
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