If you are a fan of such huge franchises as The Hobbit trilogy or the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then you probably know Lee Pace. The American actor’s first on-screen role was in a guest role on Law & Order: SVU and his first role movie was as Calpernia Addams in 2003’s Soldier’s Girl. What is Lee Pace mostly known for? His deep voice and his magnificent eyebrows. Seriously, Pace is a talented actor who has been in a lot of well-known projects that have become obsessions for many fandoms.
Pace’s family moved to Houston, Texas after Pace spent some childhood years in Saudi Arabia due to his father being in the oil business. Pace actually attended high school with Matt Bomer and attended Julliard with Anthony Mackie. After performing in theater, he got his first role in Soldier’s Girl, which he commented on:
Not even my excellent training at Juilliard prepared me for my first movie role, where I played a transsexual who falls in love with a military guy in Soldier’s Girl. Here I was, this 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m), 190 pounds (86 kg), lanky kid from Chickasha, Oklahoma, not knowing how to begin being a woman. So I saw documentaries about transsexuals, I lost twenty-five pounds, and I put on prosthetic boobs and hips to become that character. There were times I’d look in the mirror and wonder, ‘What am I doing to my life here? My dad is going to kill me!’ But the reason I went into acting was to be able to play parts as complicated and important as this one. In playing a transsexual, I got the chance to help change people’s perspective about other people, and that is a powerful thing. I’m playing a swashbuckling bandit in my next film, but I’ll always be proud of Soldier’s Girl.”
Well-Known Movie Roles
Some of Pace’s most stand-out performances have been as Thranduil in the Hobbit movies. And as Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain Marvel. Some movies of notoriety that I would suggest if you are a fan of Pace is 2006’s The Fall, 2011’s The Resident, and 2018’s The Party’s Just Beginning.
Well-Known TV Roles
One of my favorite roles of Pace’s has been a TV role. For four seasons, Pace played Joe MacMillan in AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire. This complex, somewhat sociopathic role was certainly one of my favorites because Joe kept you on your toes. This series is available on Netflix and you definitely should check it out. Why? Because it’s a great cast that consists of Pace, Scoot McNairy, Mackenzie Davis, and Kerry Bishe.
Pace also gained an Emmy nomination in Pushing Daisies as Ned.
Pace’s upcoming role will be on an Apple TV+ series called Foundation. I know that Ronan was killed off in Guardians of the Galaxy. So, there’s no way we will see him in Vol. 3, but we did see him in Captain Marvel. Perhaps there is a way to get him in the sequel? It might not be likely because there are reports that the second Captain Marvel will take place in the present-day, but I can dream, right?
What is your favorite Pace role?
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