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|Lifetime||May 25, 1939|
|In||The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy|
He also wrote forewords to Alan Lee's The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook and Brian Sibley's The Lord of the Rings: The Making of the Movie Trilogy.
- "My final twentieth century job was X-Men and my first of the new millennium was The Lord of the Rings, playing two iconic men of power, Magneto the Master of Magnetism and J.R.R.Tolkien's wizard Gandalf. I was introduced to the multitudinous fans of both works via the Internet and was intrigued to enter the world of franchises and plastic dolls."
- ― Ian McKellen, August 2000, offical website
- "The Lord of the Rings is a mythology. It is a fairy tale. It's an adventure story. It never happened..except somewhere in our hearts. And yet, there was Hobbiton in three dimensions and smoke coming out of the holes where they live underground. And I believed."
- ― Ian McKellen, lordoftherings.net
- "I am encouraged by the theatricality of [Tolkien's] readings -- full of rhythm and humour and characterisation. Without question Gandalf is like Tolkien but then so, I suspect, are Frodo and Aragorn."
- ― Ian McKellen
- " 'Yes, it’s true,' he said. 'I spoke to Guillermo in the very room that Peter Jackson offered me the part and he confirmed that I would be reprising the role. Obviously, it’s not a part that you turn down, I loved playing Gandalf.'"
- ― Ian McKellen on portraying Gandalf in The Hobbit films.
- 2002 - PFCS Award, Best Acting Ensemble, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- 2002 - Saturn Award, Best Supporting Actor, Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring
- 2002 - SAG Award, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Peter Jackson's The Fellowship of the Ring
- 2003 - OFCS Award, Best Ensemble, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- 2003 - PFCS Award, Best Acting Ensemble, Peter Jackson's The Two Towers
- 2004 - Critics' Choice Award, Best Acting Ensemble, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
- 2004 - NBR Award, Best Acting by an Ensemble, Peter Jackson's The Return of the King
- 2004 - SAG Award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Peter Jackson's The Return of the King