Little Big Men: The 13 Actors Who Play the Dwarves in The Hobbit

A gallery of the real-life faces behind the stout adventurers of 'The Desolation of Smaug'

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The dwarves' makeup is too contrived. In the movie, most don't look natural. Their appearances are caricatures at best and overly made-up at worst. Too much of a good thing ruins the suspension of belief. This movie is a victim of the tries-too-hard syndrome.