Here is Stephen Colbert's cameo in The Desolation of Smaug

Did you miss satirical news pundit Stephen Colbert's brief appearance in the new Hobbit movie? Some eagle-eyed viewers have spotted the Tolkien superfan's face in Lake-town.

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imgur user leonis89 uploaded this gif, along with Colbert's appearance on David Letterman saying that he and his family appear in the current installment of The Hobbit in Lake-town. Sure enough, here he is as a Lake-town spy. Here's a static image of the appearance, via reddit:

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And over on BuzzFeed, you can see Colbert's wife and children getting in on the cameo fun.

Stephen Colbert's cameo in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [imgur via Nerdcore]

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He literally is the biggest Tolkein nerd on the face of the planet. He's almost intimidating in his knowledge. I'm glad he was able to be in the film, good for him!