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Sean Connery could have been Gandalf from 'Lord of the Rings,' but when he turned it down because he did not understand the plot, the role was given to Sir Ian McKellan. Pictured: Sean Connery (left) is pictured in a scene from 'Finding Forrester.' Sir Ian McKellan (right) is pictured in a scene from 'Lord of the Rings.'
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