Elijah Wood

Tidbits from Past Guests: October 26, 2010

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  • I couldn't be more excited about Jason Segel's new Muppet movie, especially now that Zach Galifianakis is attached. Above, Zach with Animal and Sgt. Floyd Pepper at the Webby Awards earlier this year.

  • Greg Kot, host of NPR's Sound Opinions and music critic for the Chicago Tribune, takes on one of all-time biggest debates in rock music with his new book, The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones: Sound Opinions on the Great Rock 'n' Roll Rivalry.

  • In other music analysis news, legendary rapper Bun B has confirmed that he'll be joining the faculty of Rice University to teach “Hip Hop and Religious Studies” this upcoming spring.

  • Elijah Wood will star in the new FX series Wilfred, about a guy and his alcoholic dog. The show is based on an Australian show of the same name.

  • Wilfred follows on the heels of several great shows FX has done recently, including Terriers with Donal Logue and Louie, the current project of comedian and writer Louis CK, who's been a guest on TSOYA on multiple occasions. Louie is available now on Netflix instant streaming. The show is a satirical look at a comedian's life in New York City post-divorce, and is by turns trippy, realistic, and poignant while being consistently funny. If you haven't caught it on FX, Season 1 of Louie is now streaming on Netflix.

Elijah Wood Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood emerged as a child star in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His first role was in a Paula Abdul video, directed by David Fincher, in 1989. Within a few years, he was a movie star, working in films like Radio Flyer and North. In his review of the 1994 film The War, Roger Ebert wrote that Wood was "the most talented actor in his age group, in Hollywood history."

Wood made the transition to adult acting gracefully - when he was 18, he packed up his bags and moved to New Zealand to star in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He's also appeared in films like The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Everything Is Illuminated and Sin City.

Wood is part of the ensemble cast of the new film The Romantics, which follows a group of young people from the rehearsal dinner to the ceremony of their close friend's wedding. The film will be released September 10th, 2010.

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