Billy BoydThe Lord of The Rings famously had about fifteen endings - but what they didn't show you was the hobbit Pippin falling on hard times and going completely broke.

Yep, Billy Boyd, the actor who played Pippin in the Middle Earth trilogy, has declared that he has no money left after his post LOTR career failed to take off.

Boyd revealed recently that he wasn't paid handsomely for his starring part in the films that made $2 billion worldwide: "I don't have any money. We were unknown actors. We did it for peanuts, and for food."

It does seem odd that one of the main characters (of an admittedly ensemble piece) would have been paid so low, with Sean Astin writing in his surprisingly candid book 'There and Back Again: An Actors Tale' that he only got $250,000 for his role. Not a sum to be sniffed at but when you consider the amount of money the films made not exactly over generous either, something that could be attributed to the fact that the film was made outside of the actor's union.
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