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Old November 12 2011, 04:14 AM   #343
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Re: THE HOBBIT (2012/2013): News, Rumors, Pics Till Release

Emh wrote: View Post
Ha, I forgot about this thread. This is from a few days ago, but this made my eyes go wide:

Why Ian McKellen turned down Gandalf

All I have to say is thank you, Bob Shaye!
As good as McKellen is in the X-Men films (particularly in X2), the Magneto role is nothing compared to Gandalf. I'm glad TPTB found a way to accommodate McKellen's talents for LOTR.
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