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1[[quoteright:350:]] ²%% [[caption-width-right:350:some caption text]]²Lee Grinner Pace (born March 25, 1979) is the son of a school teacher and an engineer. He was born in Chickasha, Oklahoma, but lived in Saudi Arabia for several years while his father worked in the oil business. After that, they moved to Houston and Lee took up acting, temporarily dropping out of high school to work at the Alley Theatre in Houston, and his career was born. ²²Pace's first role on the big screen was in 2003, playing the real-life woman Creator/CalperniaAddams in the movie ''Soldier's Girl'', which described her relationship with the late [[ Barry Winchell.]] Pace is also known for his roles as [[Film/TheFall Roy Walker]], [[Series/PushingDaisies Ned the Piemaker]], [[{{Film/Lincoln}} Rep. Fernando Wood]], and most recently, [[Film/TheHobbit the Elvenking Thranduil]] and [[Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Ronan the Accuser]]. ²²----²!! Selected filmography:²* ''Soldier's Girl'' (2003) as Creator/CalperniaAddams²* ''Series/{{Wonderfalls}}'' (2004) as Aaron Tyler²* ''Film/TheGoodShepherd'' (2006) as Richard Hayes²* ''Series/PushingDaisies'' (2007 -- 2009) as Ned²* ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'' (2008) as Michael Pardew²* ''Film/ASingleMan'' (2009) as Grant²* ''Film/WhenInRome'' (2010) as Brady Sacks²* ''Film/{{Marmaduke}}'' (2010) as Phil Winslow²* ''The Literature/{{Twilight}} Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2'' (2012) as Garrett²* ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'' (2012) as Fernando Wood²* ''Film/TheHobbit'' trilogy (2012 -- 2014) as Thranduil:²** ''Film/TheHobbitAnUnexpectedJourney'' (2012)²** ''Film/TheHobbitTheDesolationOfSmaug'' (2013)²** ''Film/TheHobbitTheBattleOfTheFiveArmies'' (2014)²* ''Series/HaltAndCatchFire'' (2014 -- 2017) as Joe [=MacMillan=]²* Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse (2014, 2019) as Ronan the Accuser:²** ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' (2014)²** ''Film/{{Captain Marvel|2019}}'' (2019)²* ''Film/TheBookOfHenry'' (2017) as David Daniels²* ''Series/{{Foundation}}'' (2020) as Brother Day²----²!! Associated Tropes:²* {{Angrish}}: Roy's freak-out in the hospital in ''The Fall'' and scream-crying in the finale of ''Soldier's Girl'' were fueled by Pace's actual frustration and anger. Both scenes took all day to shoot, and Pace was fed up with all the fragmented takes they kept on remaking.²* AwesomeDearBoy: Had no interest in doing TV until he saw the script for ''Pushing Daisies'' and "knew it was going to be great."²* BadassBaritone: Lee has a pretty deep voice and this comes in handy when playing characters like Thranduil and [[EvilSoundsDeep Ronan the Accuser]].²* BigOlEyebrows: His most distinguishing quality. ²* CreatorBacklash: Claims he gave himself "a hard time" over doing ''{{Film/Marmaduke}}'' until numerous children came up to him and said they watched it over and over again.²* DyeingForYourArt: To play a transsexual in ''Soldier's Girl'', he lost twenty-five pounds.²* FakeBrit: In ''Film/MissPettigrewLivesForADay'' and ''Ceremony''. Although ''Film/TheHobbit'' isn't exactly set in England, he affects TheQueensLatin. Many assumed he actually was English for a while, if [[ this interview]] is anything to go by.²* MethodActing: One of the best examples--his character Roy Walker in ''Film/TheFall'' was bedridden and possibly paralyzed. He pretended to be a paraplegic and answered to the name "Roy" for the first 12 weeks of filming so his six-year-old fellow costar Catinca Untaru would act believably. Almost everyone on set thought he had lost the use of his legs in an accident, which the director encouraged. A lot of people were ticked when they found out the truth. A make-up artist apparently fainted with shock when she saw him standing up.²* PlayingGertrude:²** Two years ''younger'' than Orlando Bloom, despite playing his father. Of course Elves are immortal and eternally youthful so it's not quite glaring.²** He was also roughly twelve years younger than Fernando Wood is supposed to be when ''{{Film/Lincoln}}'' takes place.²²-----


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