"Do you know what happens if you don't study? Neither do I, I'm a great actor."

When you're known the world over for a few iconic roles like Sir Ian McKellen, despite a life of portraying a wide variety of characters on stage and screen, you have two choices: you can be cranky any time someone wants to see you as that fictional person they love, or you can embrace it and make everyone feel as excited to see you as a bunch of hobbits who just realized you have fireworks in your cloak. I'd say it's like getting to be Santa to everyone, except obviously Santa is pretty weak tea compared to Gandalf.

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