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Ian McKellen Refused To Dress As Gandalf For $1.5 Million

Ian McKellen - Gandalf

Ian McKellen said that he had refused an offer from billionaire Sean Parker to dress again Gandalf costume and show up at Parker’s wedding for a whopping $1.5 million. A common acquaintance asked Makelele, who plays the role of a wizard in Peter Jackson’s trilogy “The Lord of the Rings”, if he would like to marry Sean Parker and singer Aleksandar Lenas. “I was offered one-and-a-half million dollars to marry a very famous couple in California, which I would perhaps have considered doing but I had to go dressed as Gandalf,” McKellen told the Daily Mail. “So I said, ‘I am sorry, Gandalf doesn’t do weddings.’”

Ian McKellen - Gandalf
Ian McKellen – Gandalf

Lenas and Parker’s as themed wedding held without Gandalf in 2013 in a magical world at a campsite in Big Sur, California. The guests sat at tables covered with white fur where served whole roasted pigs, goats, bunnies and a 9-foot-tall wedding cake. Each of the more than 350 guests “was custom-fitted in Tolkien-esque garb by Ngila Dickson, the costume designer who won an Academy Award for The Lord of the Rings.”
The organization and maintenance of such a theme wedding reportedly costed between $4.5 million and $10 million.

Ian McKellen - Gandalf
Ian McKellen – Gandalf

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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