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Stephen Colbert is in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Stephen Colbert -- both host of the Colbert Report and expert of Middle-earth knowledge -- is listed on IMDB's page of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug as "Laketown Spy." 

Colbert's knowledge of J.R.R. Tolkien's works are well-documented. He's the ultimate Tolkien fan. On numerous occasions, he's flexed his Tolkien brain power against the likes of James Franco and Peter Jackson. He's such a Tolkien fanboy that his wife and his two sons -- Evelyn, Peter and John -- are also listed in the cast for Laketown Spy. 

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For a good example of how much he knows about Middle-earth, watch him ask Peter Jackson the following question...

Or here he is having a Tolkien showdown with James Franco...

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