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|Nickname:||John Rhys-Davies / John Rhys Davies / John Rhys Davies also|
|Known for:||Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship o|
|Birthday:||5 May 1944, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK|
|Height:||6' 1" (1.85 m)|
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TriviaJohn Rhys-Davies spent up to 5 hours a day putting on makeup for the role of Gimli in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It was discovered early on that he was allergic to the prosthetics, so he could only put them on and work about every third day. The first week, it burned off the skin under his eyes. Keeps busy by developing a new hobby with each movie. Ironically, he is actually taller than The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) co-stars Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom and Ian McKellen, yet he plays the Dwarf. Two of his television movies have been followed up with similarly themed theatrical films starring Eric Bana. He played "The Kingpin" in The Trial of the Incredible Hulk (1989) (TV); the film Hulk (2003) starred Bana. He played "King Priam" in Helen of Troy (2003) (TV); Eric Bana played "Hector" in Troy (2004). April 2004 - Appeared as the special Lord of the Rings guest at the Armageddon Sci-Fi and Comics Convention in Auckland, New Zealand. Every film he has made with 'Kiran Shah' has been nominated for Best Picture: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London, England, and is an Associate Member. Graduated from the University of East Anglia. Parents: Rhys Davies (a mechanical engineer) and Mary Margaretta Phyllis Jones (a nurse). While working on the Lord of the Rings films, he lost seventy pounds from all the running around the part involved. When he went back to New Zealand for re-shoots, the makeup artists had to alter his Gimli makeup to better fit his slimmed-down facial features.