RIP Ian Holm
The hour has gone dark and Bilbo is finally in the Grey Havens forever.
Ian Holm is being remembered mostly as the star of "Lord of the Rings," and for good reason. I can tell you from my own experience, "Lord of the Rings" was a massive achievement. I still remember when those movies hit big in the early 2000's. I was in junior high, and since each movie in the trilogy came out in the middle of my 6th, 7th and 8th grade years, that trilogy pretty much defined my junior high years. This trilogy is always going to be part of my life. All of those actors made a huge impression on me, especially Ian Holm with his wonderful work as Bilbo.
That wasn't close to my first encounter with the great Ian Holm. In 1997, I went with my brother and father to see "The Fifth Element." Ian Holm's work as Father Vito was magnificent.
Ian Holm has also been amazing in films such as "Alien" "Time Bandits" and "Big Night."
Thanks for everything, Ian.