By: Saki Knafo

After much reluctance, 'Lord of the Rings' director Peter Jackson bowed to the will of studio executives and rabid fans and agreed to direct 'The Hobbit,' and now there's proof: a 10-minute video of Jackson behind the scenes in New Zealand.

The shooting has just begun, and already 'Gandalf' actor Ian McKellen is complaining. Well, sort of. See him grouse, charmingly, about the trials of wearing a fake beard around the 6:15 mark.

(No, Gandalf's beard in the 'Lord of the Rings' cycle was not, in fact, genuine McKellen growth.)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
PG-132003
Based on 41 critics

Frodo and Sam march toward Mount Doom while Gandalf prepares for the final battle for Middle Earth. Read More

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
PG-132012
Based on 40 critics

Hobbit Bilbo Baggins joins 13 dwarves on a quest to reclaim the lost kingdom of Erebor. Read More

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