Elijah Wood’s acting career started when he was only 8 years old and played Video Game Boy in “Back to the Future Part II”. Wood continued to appear in several films including the Academy Awards nominee, “Avalon” and the Richard Gere film “Internal Affairs”. Then, Wood was cast in the role he is now most known for, Frodo Baggins in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and later “The Hobbit”. From there, his career setoff as he became the lead in the FX comedy, “Wilfred” in which Wood plays a depressed man, Ryan Newman, who is convinced that his neighbor’s dog is actually a man wearing a dog costume.
In October 2011, Wood appeared in an issue of High Times magazine to talk about marijuana. Although his characters Ryan (“Wilfred”) and Frodo (“The Lord of the Rings”) have smoked “pipe-weed”, as the hobbits would call it, Wood does not partake himself. “To be honest, I'm not really a smoker — it never really sat well with me. ... I have no tolerance for it whatsoever. But I've always been an advocate.” He is constantly surrounded by marijuana though, as he lives near a dispensary, the Farmacy, in California, where marijuana is legalized both medicinally and recreationally. “It’s gotten to the point where it just seems a natural part of people’s lives. It’s certainly not taboo; I know a number of people who have medical cards. People feel very free talking about it.”