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James McAvoy: Squash The Hobbit Rumor!

James McAvoy: Squash The Hobbit Rumor!

James McAvoy attends the premiere of his new movie The Last Station at the Paris Theater in New York City on Monday (January 11).

The 30-year-old actor was joined by his costars Paul Giamatti, Christopher Plummer, Kerry Condon, and director Michael Hoffman. The film is a historical drama about Russian author Leo Tolstoy and his struggle with his rise to fame.

James recently addressed rumors that he’ll be playing Bilbo Baggins in the much anticipated The Hobbit.

“I can squash the Hobbit rumor right off the get-go,” James told Collider. “It’s squashed, I promise you.”

In addition, James also cleared the air and confirmed that he will not be in the Ian Fleming biopic either.

“Again, it’s all a rumor. I’ve read the script — I read it a long time ago, though, and I never even spoke to the producers. I don’t know where it’s come from.” 10+ pictures inside…

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  • anna

    Love you James! Can’t wait to see The Last Station!

  • lene

    Love him.

  • hollywoodgossip

    blue eyes look amazing.

  • Kookabear

    I adore James. Cannot wait to see him in his next film

  • monica

    Ahh LOVE him! He’s gorgeous.

  • idril

    Too bad! He was one of the best choice for Bilbo Baggins…
    He looks real nice :)

  • drewlard

    JM is great & a no nonsense movie actor. Any tabloid-hype is just not for him. Cant wait for his movie The Conspiracy w/ the beaute, Alexis Bledel!

  • Young Bilbo?

    LOL – he would have made the perfect ‘young Bilbo Baggins.’ He kind of has that cute Leprechaun look about him anyway.

  • lalalove

    He has an unconventional hotness about him! Yum.

  • Who

    He’s gorgeous !!!

  • lovejames

    Some of the Scottish actors have the most gorgeous eyes. Think James, Gerard, Ewan and David Tennent. Is this a coincidence they all have the most beautifully shaped eyes and a handsome vibe that’s hard to describe.

  • –)

    Check him out in a British show called Shameless! Check YouTube.

  • Cris

    He looks stunning! His eyes are really shining…god, that man is beautiful! And a wonderful actor to boot.

  • Penelop

    I’m sorry, but he’s ewwww to me.

  • Ckayed

    This is one of the best actors in the world. This young man is not only good looking but is a fabulous actor. Am lookinG forward to THE LAST STATION – love you James.

  • JMT

    Why does he always look like hes smoked a doobie!?

  • hedda

    Love James – great actor, intelligent and hot. The Last Station should be fantastic and I like that he’s starring w/Paul Giamatti, another brilliant actor.

  • engineersdating

    He would be an excellent hobbit!

  • Alexa

    Where’s his wife? She also stars in The Last Station.

  • black

    As if any American would know who Leo Tolstoy was………….

  • jc

    he has a creepy assasin vibe going on (i think he’d be perfect in a serial killer role), but i love him. =)

  • internet

    nice pics

  • Dr NYC

    It’s too bad, he’d make the perfect Hobbit!

  • deborah

    i love you James