Elijah Wood could have played it safe. After starring in one of the most successful film franchises of all time, Peter Jackson’s take on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, he could have continued down a purely commercial path, earning mainstream kudos and massive paychecks for staying well within his Q-rating comfort zone. Instead, the iconic actor has branched out, playing with his persona with such surreal choices as Kevin in Sin City, the title terror in the excellent Maniac remake, and as a substitute teacher battling killer kids in the upcoming horror comedy Cooties. He’s also spent the last three years as the human lead in the American remake of the Australian sitcom Wilfred, where he costars alongside a guy in a dog costume. A dog costume. Hardly the stuff of solid superstar support.