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Ian was born under the official name McKellen, Ian Murray on May 25th, 1939. He has been a credited actor since the 1983 film The Keep.
Ian McKellen is a dependable leading actor. He has starred in four films including the 2014 comedy film Miss in Her Teens as the character The Prologue, the 2012 adventure movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey playing Gandalf and the 2007 adventure release Stardust cast as Narrator.
Ian has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty films including: the 2007 adventure film The Golden Compass as the character Iorek Byrnison, the 2006 action movie X-Men: The Last Stand playing Eric Lehnsherr and the 2006 action release X-Men: The Last Stand cast as Magneto.
Ian McKellen has earned salaries up to Â£5,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2012 adventure film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which brought in $303,000,000 at the box office.
Ian is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least twelve magazines, captured in more than three pictorials, interviewed in over fifteen publications and featured in eighteen magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.
As an actor Ian McKellen has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on two occasions. His first nomination was for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his portrayal of James Whale in the 1998 film Gods and Monsters. Ian McKellen was also nominated for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Gandalf in the 2001 movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring .