Leonard Nimoy passed away today and there are articles praising him all over the internet right now. That’s as it should be, because I think he’s one of the most talented people I’ve had the pleasure to watch on screen.
I also think he knows how to not take himself too seriously, and I have the proof.
If you’ve never seen him sing The Legend of Bilbo Baggins, you’re in for a treat. If you have seen it, you’re in for a repeat treat. It’s campy and fun and gets Tolkien down right.
Thank you, Leonard.
Addenda: Did you know back in the late ’60s/early ’70s there was talk of Leonard Nimoy being cast as Aragorn in a live action Lord of the Rings? In his later years he would have made an excellent Gandalf.