He was a gardener who became an unlikely hero. Samwise Gamgee — the hobbit tasked with accompanying Frodo Baggins on his quest to destroy the One Ring — did a lot of saving the day for just your average sidekick. Sam possessed a heart of gold and, at times, the nerves of a child. It’s his unyielding friendship that serves as the one constant inside Peter Jackson’s epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, and even in the story’s darkest hour it’s Sam who gets them through. With Frodo and Sam, Jackson had the perfect duo and one of film’s finest bromances to date. By the end of the saga, Sam’s a full-fledged tenured hero. Would Frodo have saved Middle Earth from the crushing reign of Sauron if it weren’t for his partner? Not a chance.
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