Watching Lord of the Rings, I couldn't stop wondering who Elrond looked like...then it hit me. Peter Merholz, IA extraordinaire, finally hit the big time. Compare the photographic evidence below:
I can see why they cast him as the Elf Lord: notice the slightly pointed ears and brightly colored clothing? I'm sure in the near future he'll be promoting Elrond action figures alongside the other cool products on his site.
Speaking of which, did you ever wonder if Jakob Nielsen is really a hobbit?
Could be a Baggins, but a Proudfoot heritage is more likely. :-)