Celebrate Sir Ian's birthday with this classic clip
Sir Ian McKellen is a celebrated actor of stage and screen who has garnered a Tony, several Laurence Olivier Awards, Oscar nods and BAFTA nominations, while becoming a hero to genre fans for immortalizing iconic characters like Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings and Magneto in X-Men.
With so many incredible accomplishments to his credit, we've decided the best way to toast the remarkable performer on his 73rd birthday is with this cheeky clip from Ricky Gervais' celebrity-skewering comedy series Extras, wherein McKellen breaks down the process to becoming a great actor with a sly self-mockery that makes us love him all the more.
** Part of our Classic Clip series.
|Sir Ian McKellen on Extras|