- Twenty-something actors are not the ones I would have chosen for Frodo and
Sam, but I remind you that halflings are often mistaken for human
children. Obviously Bilbo looks more mature (based on Tolkien's drawing of
him) but that's due partly to his Hobbit paunch. My one and only drawing
of the two--from a long-ago _Mythlore_--portrays them as rather youngish
compared to other portrayals I've seen. Just how old does a Hobbit of
Frodo's age look, anyway? Can anyone remember specific text in LOTR that
might shed some light on this?