Stephen Colbert is a comedian well-known to American portraying a right-wing television host. But he is also a die-hard Tolkien fan, speaking of The Silmarillion on numerous occasions and even having a contest with James Franco on air.
Vin Diesel has spoken before of his love of Dungeons and Dragons as a teenager, but speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon he has revealed that he was always interested in the works of Tolkien.
The Tolkien Society’s sister-organisation, Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft (DTG), has released a call-for-papers for their forthcoming Seminar, to be held in Aachen, on 1-3 May 2015 in co-operation with the Institute for British, American, and Romance Studies at RWTH Aachen University.
Deadline.com, film and entertainment news website, has interviewed Sir Peter Jackson about The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings trilogies, San Diego Comic-Con, as well as his upcoming film Dam Busters.