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Gyllenhaal auditioned for Frodo Baggins role

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Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal has revealed he auditioned for the part of Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings.

The Prisoners star told The Hollywood Reporter, “"I remember auditioning for The Lord of the Rings, and going in and not being told that I needed a British accent.

"I had like one line, like 'Oh, the Ring!' or something, and I remember having to open up the case and see the ring, and doing it horribly.

"I really do remember Peter Jackson saying to me, 'You know that you have to do this in a British accent?' We heard back that it was literally one of the worst auditions."

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