Post-trilogy careers vary from Sandler comedies to B-movie horror flicks. As members of a close-knit fellowship venturing into unknown territory on a mission that could leave them wealthy and powerful — or just as easily destroy them — the stars of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy are seeing how life can imitate art. In the two years since fans shed tears and said goodbye along with the “Rings” cast at the conclusion of “Return of the King,” stars Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn), Sean Astin (Sam), Elijah Wood (Frodo) and John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) have seen their careers head off in decidedly different directions. While some projects have succeeded on various levels, others have fallen faster than the “one ring” into the fires of Mount Doom. [More]