What I love about Richard is the fact that he was 100% dedicated to this role. He wasn’t just playing a part, he became Thorin Oakenshield. When he wore that costume and held that sword he didn’t even have to act.
This gives me the giggles. Dean and Aidan mimicking Richard’s voice. I can picture them huddled together somewhere arguing on how Richard would say this word, or that word, doing their best impressions of him, seeing who does it better and going up to him and being all “Richard, can you say potato real quick?” so they could mimick it back. xD