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'Pushing Daisies' & 'Breaking Dawn' Star Lee Pace Joins Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 28, 2011 1:04 AM
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For Lee Pace, it has always seemed that bigger things have just been on the horizon. Most people probably recognize his face from his work on two shortlived, but acclaimed television shows "Wonderfalls" and "Pushing Daisies," however, astute film fans have also picked up on his talents. He was great as the love interest in the underseen and hugely underrated charmer "Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day," and he nearly stole the show as the arrogant documentary filmmaker Whit Coutell in Max Winkler's "Ceremony" and Hollywood has certainly sat up and taken notice. Pace is now part of two huge franchises with roles in the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" films and in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" and now he can add one of the next year's biggest pieces of Oscar bait to his schedule.

Lee Pace Joins 'The Hobbit' As Elven King Thranduil, Dean O'Gorman Replaces Rob Kazinsky As Fili

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 2, 2011 1:48 AM
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Considering its long, troubled pre-production beset by delays, a change of director, and even health problems for Peter Jackson, we're glad that filming on "The Hobbit" has now commenced and things seem to be running fairly smoothly. With one exception, that is: last weekend, it was announced that British actor Rob Kazinsky had dropped out of the film. Kazinsky had been cast as Fili, one of the 13 dwarves that accompany Bilbo Baggins on his quest, but withdrew due to "health issues," although it's worth noting that Jackson has recast on his films before, replacing Stuart Townsend with Viggo Mortensen on "Lord of the Rings," and Ryan Gosling with Mark Wahlberg on "The Lovely Bones."

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