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In honour of Sir Ian McKellen

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The movies that started his career

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Sir Ian played Richard III.



Wins:
-European Film Award for Best Actor
-Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Film

Nominations:
—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
—BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
—Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
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Agony (1981)
Sir Ian played Tsar Nicholas II.



Wins:
-Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film

Nominations:
—Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie
—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
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People who added this item 465 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Sir Ian played Kurt Dussander.



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-Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
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Sir Ian played the movie director James Whale.



Wins:
-British Independent Film Award for Best Actor
-Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
-Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
-Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
-Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
-Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Male
-Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor
-Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
-National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
-Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
-San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
-San Sebastián International Film Festival Award for -Best Actor
-Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor

Nominations:
-Academy Award for Best Actor
—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture —Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
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Memorable roles

Sir Ian played the role of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings triology.



FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
Wins:
-Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
-Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominations:
-Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
-BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
-Empire Award for Best British Actor
-Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
-Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
-DVD Exclusive Awards for Best Audio Commentary
-MTV Movie Award for Best Fight

TWO TOWERS
Wins:
-Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
-Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast

Nominations:
-Empire Award for Best British Actor
—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

RETURN OF THE KING
Wins:
-Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
-National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
-Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Nominations:
-Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
—Empire Award for Best British Actor
—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
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People who added this item 6621 Average listal rating (4413 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Sir Ian played the villain of Erik Lensherr aka Magneto in the X-men movies; X-men, X-2 and X-men: The Last Stand.



Nominations:
Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Villain
Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Villain
Irish Film & Television Award for Best International Actor
Teen Choice Awards for Movies – Choice Sleazebag
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Sir Ian played yet another villain, Sir Leigh Teabing, in the Da Vinci Code.



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-Teen Choice Awards for Movies – Choice Sleazebag
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Do you remember his voice?

People who added this item 2450 Average listal rating (1568 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.7
Do you remember Sir Ian as the narrator?
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People who added this item 2087 Average listal rating (1305 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1
Do you remember Sir Ian as the voice of Iorek Byrnison?

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Some of many movies he's done


I'm a big fan of Sir Ian McKellen. I think he is a great actor, who can both play the hero and the villain. Although he has had an extraordinary career, I still think he is a bit underrated. He should get more credit than he's getting.

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