Sala Baker

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Sala Baker
Born September 22, 1976 (1976-09-22) (age 41)
Wellington, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Occupation Actor, stuntman
Years active 2001-prersent
Website Official website

Sala Baker (born September 22, 1976) is an actor and stuntman from New Zealand. He is best known for portraying the villain Sauron in the Lord of the Rings trilogy by Peter Jackson.

Early life[edit]

Sala Baker is a nephew of actor Ben Baker.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Originally hired as one of several stunt performers for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, he ended up landing the part of the Dark Lord Sauron. In addition, he also played several Orcs, a Gondorian, and one of the Rohirrim. Outside of the trilogy, Baker has performed in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and two Pirates of the Caribbean movies.

Baker was also a part of the miscellaneous crew in the making of The Last Samurai in 2003.

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Sauron and Lugdush
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Sauron and Lugdush
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sauron and Murgash
Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl Stunts
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Stunts
2006 Potheads: The Movie Grim
F8 Bouncer
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Stunts
2007 Next Stunts
Epic Movie Stunts
The Kingdom Kidnapper
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Pirate
2008 Stiletto Store Clerk
The Prince of Venice Lani
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Stunts
Gamer Mercenary
Star Trek Drill Tower Romulan Uncredited
Blood and Bone Jesus
2010 The Expendables Mercenary
The Book of Eli Construction Thug
The A-Team Man
2011 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Gargo
2012 Contraband Stunts
Savages Motorcycle Cop
Battleship Soldier
2013 Parker Ernesto
Iron Man 3 Extremis Soldier
2014 Falcon Rising Gang Member 2
The Equalizer Teddy's Guy
Transcendence Stunts
2015 Antman Stunts
2016 Captain America: Civil War Stunts
The Nice Guys Body Guard
'79 Parts Gonzo
Deadpool
Central Intelligence Body Guard
2017 Fist Fight Stunts
Bright Gang Leader
Sleepless Benik
2018 Braven Gentry
Deadpool 2 Adult Russell Collins[1]
Mile 22

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 24 Stunts 2 Episodes
Prison Break World Episode: "Orientación"
2008 The Unit Luis Episode: "Dancing Lessons"
2009 Chuck Terrorist Bodyguard Episode: "Chuck Versus the Broken Heart"
2013 NCIS: Los Angeles Henchman #1 Episode: "Lokhay"
True Blood Vampire 2 Episodes
The Mentalist Stunts 4 Episodes
2014 The Last Ship Stunts
The Mentalist Stunts 3 Episodes
2015 The Player Jacob Dagan Episode: The Big Blind
2016 Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Lord Arcanon
2017 Iron Fist King Episode: "Under Leaf Pluck Lotus"
2018 Mayans M.C. Stunts Episode #1.1
Westworld Arno

Stunts[edit]

Miscellaneous crew[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film Result
2001 Phoenix Film Critics Society Award Best Cast
Shared with Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Marton Csokas, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Lawrence Makoare, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Rhys-Davies, Martyn Sanderson, Liv Tyler, David Weatherley, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Won
2002 Best Cast
Shared with Sean Astin, John Bach, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Brad Dourif, Bernard Hill, Bruce Hopkins, Christopher Lee, John Leigh, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, Miranda Otto, Craig Parker, John Rhys-Davies, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Won
2003 Best Cast
Shared with Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Nominated
2008 Taurus Award Best Fight The Kingdom Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture Nominated
2010 Star Trek Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip, Tom (May 22, 2018). "Deadpool 2's Julian Dennison Isn't in a Hurry to Grow Up". GQ. Archived from the original on May 23, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 

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