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Guest Dominic Monaghan

So, you remember that crazy little fella Merry Brandybuck from Lord of the Rings? In a trilogy that intense, that epic (and that long), Merry was the comic relief. And the guy who played him, Dominic Monaghan - well, he's pretty much the same way. In fact, he's got a pretty solid rep as a prankster - maybe you saw him play this famous practical joke on Elijah Wood over satellite...

Even as a kid, Dom says he was a joker. He grew up in Germany, then England. His parents were what he calls 'hippies'. When Dom was five or six, he would watch The Empire Strikes Back over and over, and obsess about the people in the movie. He knew then he wanted to be an actor. In the summers, he did youth theater, and with just his second audition ever, Dom scored a role on a hit series called Hetty Wainthropp Investigates.

He then landed in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, which - in terms of success and obsessive fans - would rival his childhood love, Star Wars.

The Rings movies made him a star. And, still only in his mid-20s, Dom found himself partying a little too hard, and lost in L.A. Luckily, he found himself only to get 'Lost' again. Dom had a good run on the show as Charlie Pace, playing a rocker battling addiction and fighting for survival.

His latest film takes that theme to the next level. It's called 'The Day', and it asks a difficult question: In a moment of total desperation, how far would you go to survive?

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