Hobbit Hotness! 12 Sexiest Men of Middle-earth, From Orlando Bloom to Benedict Cumberbatch

Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen and Ian McKellen also appear as man candy of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

By John Boone Dec 14, 2012 1:47 PMTags
Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellan, Viggo MortensenFerdaus Shamin,Dave Kotinsky, Carlos Alvarez/WireImage

Sorry, nerds, this one isn't for you. But for you ladies and gents who are heading to Middle-earth (or at least a midnight screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) for a healthy dose of man candy, we've got you covered!

From Orlando Bloom to Viggo Mortensen, from Frodo Baggins to...a dragon?! We ventured far and wide (trust us, there was a lot of walking) to find the sexiest studs from The Lord of the Rings saga. Sorry, Gollum, but you didn't make the cut. This year.

(Originally published Dec. 13, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. PT)