Stephen Colbert is such a big fan of The Lord of the Rings” that he landed a role in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.” With him out of his typical “The Colbert Report” get-up, he blends in well to the world of Middle-Earth and might have been hard to miss now that the movie is in theaters.

Well, now no one will have to wonder what he looks like in the flick. A snapshot of Colbert as his character has been posted online, and can be stared at until it’s permanently etched in your mind. He looks pretty good in character as “Laketown Spy,” don’t you think?

Colbert’s love of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s work is well-documented, and he frequently flaunts it on his Comedy Central show. Unlike Jon Stewart, Colbert actually is a die-hard fan.

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” came out in theaters on Dec. 13.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz