Catch Stephen Colbert's Cameo in 'The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug'
Last December, when the first film in The Hobbit trilogy was released, late night talk show satirist Stephen Colbert dedicated a whole week to Peter Jackson's new fantasy endeavor. In case you didn't know, Colbert is a massive J.R.R. Tolkien fan, even winning a trivia contest against Jackson, Fran Walsh and Phillipa Boyens when he visited the set in New Zealand with his family. Along with his excitement and hype for the film trilogy, it was discovered that Colbert had a small cameo in the trilogy, and it wasn't in the first film. Well, keen eyes finally caught Colbert in The Desolation of Smaug on the big screen. Look!
If you don't recognize that scene from the film, the Redditor explains, "It’s right as the dwarves are sneaking into Laketown. Bard’s son stops them and says that there are [spies] watching the house. Shortly after, it shows Bard and his son walking alone and the camera pans to the right and shows Stephen looking at them…" Colbert is looking away from the camera at first, and then turns around with one eye closed, and then an eye patch falls from under his hood and onto his face. SlashFilm has a GIF of the quick shot (as well as information about Colbert's wife and kids in the same sequence). The more you know, and all that jazz.