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Billy Connolly is the final cast member to be added to The Hobbit

Feb. 8, 2012by: Niki Stephens

When you don't think that Peter Jackson could squeeze another actor into THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, he does and it's the best possible decision.

Billy Connolly is set to play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and second cousin of Thorin Oakenshield. Jackson had this to say about the latest addition, "We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connelly, the Big Yin himself. With Billy stepping into this role, the cast of "The Hobbit" is now complete. We can't wait to see him on the Battlefield!"

Connolly is awesome in every role he takes including ones in THE BOONDOCK SAINTS, THE LAST SAMURAI, and LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS.

Both HOBBIT films have already started shooting, but this is definitely a great add at this point in the game.

Source: Variety

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5:16PM on 02/09/2012

OUTSTANDING

That is great news!
That is great news!
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9:47AM on 02/09/2012
Sounds good to me.
Sounds good to me.
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6:26AM on 02/09/2012
YES! That is all.
YES! That is all.
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3:56AM on 02/09/2012

Huff-n-puff

Wonder if he'll walk off in a huff if any hobbits heckle him.
Wonder if he'll walk off in a huff if any hobbits heckle him.
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2:56AM on 02/09/2012
I think they're about to run out of every wonderfully 'unexpected' casting decision possible! (see what I did there :)
I think they're about to run out of every wonderfully 'unexpected' casting decision possible! (see what I did there :)
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11:49PM on 02/08/2012

Awesome...

...although I wonder if Jackson saw this interview: [link]

Go to 1:50. Regardless, long live the Big Yin.
...although I wonder if Jackson saw this interview: [link]

Go to 1:50. Regardless, long live the Big Yin.
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12:14AM on 02/09/2012
ha!!
ha!!
12:55AM on 02/09/2012
Thanks for the link. I never wanted it to end.
Thanks for the link. I never wanted it to end.
11:30PM on 02/08/2012
lmao I love Connolly and think this is great news but how the hell is this even possible. Did they just invent a character midshooting?
lmao I love Connolly and think this is great news but how the hell is this even possible. Did they just invent a character midshooting?
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12:37AM on 02/09/2012
He's in the book. He shows up shortly before the Battle of Five Armies to help Thorin and the other dwarves.
He's in the book. He shows up shortly before the Battle of Five Armies to help Thorin and the other dwarves.
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11:26PM on 02/08/2012

no idea who the character is

but I hope it's a decent sized role, Billy Connolly is awesome and makes everything better!
but I hope it's a decent sized role, Billy Connolly is awesome and makes everything better!
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11:21PM on 02/08/2012
Okay, that was weird. For some reason, I thought the site had eaten my first post. go figure . . . :P
Okay, that was weird. For some reason, I thought the site had eaten my first post. go figure . . . :P
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11:02PM on 02/08/2012

HELL! YEAH!!!!

Dain's a kick-ass character and Billy will be phenomenal in the role. This movie keeps getting better and better, IMO.
Dain's a kick-ass character and Billy will be phenomenal in the role. This movie keeps getting better and better, IMO.
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