Gimli is the dwarf in The Fellowship of the Ring. Famously, he speaks the line, "...and my axe!" But then, curiously, he's never seen again for the rest of the trilogy. Let's catch up with him 15 years later.
Aragorn is the handsome human warrior who is kind of sort of the leader of the titular fellow of the ring. He's destined to sit on the Iron Throne, or something like that. You can call him Strider. What's he look like now?
You may remember that Samwise Gamgee is Frodo's employee and lover (we kid), which is an upsetting conflict of interest. He's fiercely loyal to his boyfriend/boss, even codependent (again, we kid). It's a highly abusive relationship! How's he doing now, do you think?
Here's actor Sean Astin in 2017. If you don't remember him from The Lord of the Rings, maybe you remember him from his roles in The Goonies, or Rudy. If you don't remember him from those, you probably just don't know who he is.
Fifteen years later, Elijah Wood looks just like he did in The Lord of the Rings. He also looks just like he did in The Good Son. In his basement, there's probably a painting of him that ages while he doesn't.
Arwen is the ethereally beautiful elven princess who rides on a horse and falls in love with one of the other characters. Or something like that. Who remembers anything about these movies after 15 years?
Liv Tyler turned 40 in 2017, which is amazing for a couple of reasons. First, because she looks like she hasn't aged a day. Second, because it feels like her career has been going longer than 40 years already.
Here's Andy Serkis 15 years after The Lord of the Rings. As you can see, he still spends a lot of time in those weird costumes they use to make computer-generated characters. Andy Serkis is the Lord of CGI.