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Elijah Wood Talks 'Day Zero'

Elijah Wood Talks 'Day Zero'

Elijah Wood recently spoke with MovieWeb about his new film, Day Zero, out today in limited release.

Day Zero is about three best friends being drafted in the military. Here’s a sample Q&A from Elijah‘s interview:

It looks like this is the latest in a string of movies that deals either directly or indirectly with the Iraq War. What would you say sets this movie apart from the rest? I haven’t seen a lot of the other films that deal with the war, but I would say that this is the least political of all of them. The war is definitely in the background, only referred to in radio news blips and conversation. I think, ultimately, this film is about the choices these guys are faced with. In that way, I think this is a more personal story about their friendship, about the reaction that they have when they’re essentially faced with death, to a certain degree. So, as much as it is about this continuing war, the reinstated draft, and their individual views, it’s really sort of a deeply human tale, and a character study as well.

Pictured: Elijah, 26, director Alex de la Iglesia, and costars John Hurt and Leonor Watling at the premiere of his other new movie The Oxford Murders on Thursday at the Palacio de la Musica cinema in Madrid, Spain.

You can watch a video of Elijah talking a little bit at the Oxford Murders press conference here.

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  • luckyL

    He looked his best when he was playing a Hobbit. Other than that, he just always looks so flippin unappealing

  • kate


  • Didi

    he looks like a dirty little hobbit.

    go back to the shire, f*ckwit.

  • Honeybunch

    What a creepy little guy—it is a guy, right?


    i like him, the hair i don’t like, he needs a buzz cut, looks better for him.

  • qwertypoiu79

    He looks like a knob with a beard. Shave it off

  • Badonkadonk

    he freaks me out… those eyes

  • LOL


  • Rebecca


  • Paula

    wtf! He looks great! Young and fresh unlike these tv american actors, Zach Efron, Chace Crawford.. which are younger but look as if they wanted to appear as if they were in their 30s, and which are not going to make it to star into a good quality film appart those tv awful movies, hsm.. so and so.
    This guy is not that same shit. He looks as if he just don’t mind, he is more clever than the rest. He just doesn’t care what we all think. And I’m sure he has read more than one book.
    And his girlfriend is just great, Gogol Bordello rules!
    I just can’t wait to see The Oxford Murders!
    Wish all the best for Alex de la Iglesia, best Spaniard director ever!

  • bc89

    he looks great. i love his beard but not the hair so much.


    Seriously, what of him is creepy?

    If he stops his strange sideburns, and the beard is shaved, he looks good. And, he should make the eye expression natural.

    I think that he looked more ugly and creepy before.
    He grew fat before and was ugly. And, he had a strange looks in 2003-2007. but he has become skinny. IMO,He looks far better than before.
    Even JOHNNY DEPP has atmosphere like him.
    However, he is not criticized. WHY?
    Seriously, is it called that he is creepy hobbit why?
    I think that you all only see him with hobbit image.
    Maybe you all dislike him with hobbit image.
    I dont like lotr and hobbit.
    but I had been observing him for several days. A lot of clip and photo…etc …He doesn’t look good so much in the public photo.
    the beard will not suit him; I admit. but he grows than before hot by my opinion. However, he grows up hot this year.
    Please look at this clip. I understand he begins to look hot.
    he might need some hot blockbuster roles.
    And I dont understand the reason why his eye is criticized.
    In these photos, his eyes look like normal.
    I think that many american people are severely criticizing him by hobbit image. Because he is hobbit… many american people discriminate against him.
    but he is not ugly now.IMO He should be regarded as good-looking now. poor elijah…


    ah, I disliked his baldness. IMO,he was creepy with bald.He looks much better with long hair. but he must shave sideburns.I think that he should shave his sideburns.
    I found this pic. He can look hot. And, he looks far better with long hair.

  • anne

    . ..He loses the shine now. He needs another big project.

    i agree with you.he was ugly for these several years. but he looks better than before. I understand it.
    The DVD-indie movie (what he likes) will not help him now.
    Now…He should go to another big project. (not hobbit. )

  • HANA2202

    He must care for his looks. He was really bad looking in 2003-2007.But he might look better this year. Please stop a strange beard and sideburns. and his eyes look normal in these photos.I wish he revives attractively! and I hope that he graduates from hobbit!

  • EXX

    He goes for only a some dvd movie.It makes me sad.

    He must be separated from Gogol Bordello and his gf.
    His career and acting worsens under their influence.
    If he becomes serious as an actor… he can still come back.
    Please learn from johnny depp.

    Elijah! Please forget hobbit.
    He can become an great attractive actor in the future.

  • annnnnya

    I dont understand why he continues going for a strange dvd movie.
    He makes a career only against some paranoiac hobbit fan.
    And his GF destroys his career.
    …I saw his movie after LOTR. He has worsened as an actor.
    He must get a big role.

  • suzette

    i just love him, with any look, i love him.
    loved him in LOTR and hooligans
    and the fact that his roles are not as big as frodo
    doesn’t mean they’re bad.
    there’s a lot of big roles yet BAD roles.
    besides LOTR was huge so he’s hardly gonna get a bigger role than frodo.

  • suzette

    oh and btw his eyes are gorgeous
    i don’t see anything creepy in them or him