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(on losing a limb to Aragorn) "It was really weird, I thought they would use a blue sock or something to cover my arm, so they can use the blue screen effect, but they didn't. We were in the forest just like you see it, I was asking them if they want me to hold my arm behind my back and the WETA digital guys just said 'no it's ok, we'll take care of it later'."
This Kiwi actor played three different roles in "Lord of the Rings" series, more speaking parts than any other actor in it, although his face is never seen. In "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" he played Lurtz, the muscular, arrow-throwing leader of the Uruk-Hai and in "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" he played Gothmog, the macho leader of Saruman's new and improved Orcs ...
This hulking Kiwi actor almost always plays villainous brutes due to his size.