Continuing my exploration of similarities of Hugh Jackman and Richard Armitage. Inspired by the recent image of RA preparing to play Thorin in the Best Buy Blu-Ray DVD of The Hobbit. Anyway, I thought I would do a comparison of the two actors playing their signature action hero comic book/fantasy characters – HJ as Wolverine and RA as Thorin Oakenshield.
First, HJ as Wolverine:
Next, RA as Thorin:
Now, in costume:
The two characters are very different, of course. Although….both are grouchy, bad-tempered individuals. Both are shorter than average (well, humans anyway in Thorin’s case) characters played by tall men. HJ is 6’2 1/2″ , RA is 6’2 1/2″. Gee.
However, Thorin, son of Thrain, son of Thror, King under the Mountain is definitely a more stately presence, a leader. Wolverine, on the other hand, is kind of a loose cannon. A damaged guy who mostly does the right thing.
But they have one more thing (sort of) in common – Thorin has Gandalf played by Ian McKellen and Wolverine has Magneto, also played by Ian McKellen!
And a couple more pictures just because I like them.
Thank you to hugh_jackman.com and richardarmitagenet.com for the pictures. Thanks to dark jackal for the pic of Thorin & Gandalf. Thanks to rebloggy.com for the .gif.