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Legolas eye colour is brown in the three Lord of the Rings movies and I believe Orlando Blooms eyes are brown.

So why does he have blue eyes in the Hobbit?

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Some would even ask, why is Legolas even in the Hobbit at all? –  Paulster2 Jan 16 at 14:58
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This picture, among others, begs to differ crankycritic.com/archive02/papers/lotr2/lotr2_legolas_1024.jpg Seems like he did have blue eyes in LotR, as well –  Tom Jan 16 at 15:00
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Actually, I couldn't find a single pic in which Legolas has brown eyes... –  Tom Jan 16 at 15:05
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The spice, it is everywhere. –  his Jan 16 at 15:15
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This question appears to be off-topic because it is based on an invalid assumption/observation, so there really isn't a question here to be answered... –  Tom Jan 16 at 15:33

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For the same reason that his eyes are blue in every other film:

Peter Jackson cast Legolas as a blue-eyed elf.

For evidence, look at these countless screen captures showing Legolas.

Note that his apparent eye color varies depending on his surrounding, as is often the case for people with blue or hazel eyes, perhaps leading to the impression that his eyes may have been brown.

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Not that you're wrong ... but do you have any reference to back this up? –  Paulster2 Jan 16 at 17:12
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Actually, I was curious about your Peter Jackson statement ... you made it sound as though this was his intent and he had stated something to the effect. –  Paulster2 Jan 16 at 18:52
    
I have no idea if it was a goal; I only know the outcome. The outcome is he cast Legolas as a blue-eyed elf. –  Flimzy Jan 17 at 5:14

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