Ian McKellen

‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Review
There comes a time when we must stop kidding ourselves. These 'Hobbit' films – with 'The Desolation of Smaug' representing the shank of the trilogy – are not real movies. These are exploitation films for Tolkien nuts, for enthusiasts of the original 'Lord of the Rings' movies and for audiences so hu…
‘The Colbert Report’ To Do ‘The Hobbit’ Theme Week
Tolkien fans around the world are preparing for the December 14 release of 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' in many different ways.  Some have gone back to painstakingly watch Peter Jackson's original 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy (even if it takes place afterward), while others continue gluing the…
Celebrity Birthdays for May 25 – Ian McKellen, Mike Myers and More
Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:
Ian McKellen
Age: 73
Occupation: Actor
Known For: His Oscar-nominated roles in ‘Gods and Monsters’ and as Gandalf in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, starring in the ‘X-Men’ films and in ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ being knighted in 1991 for servi…