Guillermo del Toro Confirms Hobbit Cameo

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guillermo-del-toroThe One Ring reports that Guillermo del Toro confirmed on their message boards that he would have a cameo in The Hobbit, much like the ones Peter Jackson prepared for himself in the trilogy. Here is part of what del Toro said:

“I had a hand on the design of the creature and I will personally sculpt the appliances that will be applied on my face and hands. I used to sculpt the creatures for NECROPIA (my FX company) and I miss it a bit. I will have a line or two and die quickly.”

This was in response to a post about a German interview he did, in which he said:

“In The Hobbit I will play a small monster. I will transform myself in a small creature, not an important monster, just a type ‘background’.”

Small cameos are more about actually trying to find the director in the milieu. In this case he’ll probably be in plain sight, though hidden beneath a lot of makeup. I also enjoy small one scene cameos like Martin Scorsese had in Taxi Driver, though I’m not entirely crazy about a director inserting himself wholesale into a film, like Quentin Tarantino is apt to do, unless he also happens to be an accomplished actor who you’d be used to seeing in roles (Clint Eastwood would come to mind).

“In The Hobbit I will play a small monster. I will transform myself in a small creature, not an important monster, just a type ‘background’.”

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