Quotes by Ian Mckellen (Actor/English).

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If you've got Mystique as your girlfriend the fun you could have in bed - I've just imagined X-Men 3 might open with me in bed with Patrick Stewart.
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I am lucky, I don't have aches and pains. I do Pilates regularly, which is a series of stretching exercises, and I recommend it to anyone of my age because the temptation is not to exercise when you get older. Well, you should.
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Acting is a very personal process. It has to do with expressing your own personality, and discovering the character you're playing through your own experience - so we're all different.
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I don't make much distinction between being a stand-up comic and acting Shakespeare - in fact, unless you're a good comedian, you're never going to be able to play Hamlet properly.
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I don't any longer make any quality judgement between theater and cinema. They are different experiences for the audience, and they also are for the actors - although they have a lot in common.
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On the whole, actors shout when they don't know what they're doing, trying to make an impact.
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It's an interesting but useless bit of information that every single character in 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' wears a wig, and many of them wears a prosthetic - false ears, feet, hands. In my case, nose.
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I can't take on all the worries of the world, you know. I can only talk about being gay and being an actor. I'll have to leave those other battles to somebody else.
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I certainly don't disparage someone whose attitude towards their work is utterly different from mine - that's up to them.
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Why not celebrate those who want to marry and bring up a family?
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I've got a waistline to develop.
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I used to think 'King Lear' was an analysis of insanity, but I don't really think it is. When Lear is supposed to be at his most insane, he is actually understanding the world for the first time.
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No one seems to wash in Middle-earth.
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Doing some of the 'Lord Of The Rings' press junkets got a bit claustrophobic.
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There have been many gay knights in the past - like Sir Noel Coward or Sir John Gielgud.
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I'd never read 'Lord of the Rings' until I was asked to play Gandalf, so I didn't really know it was a frightfully famous book.
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I increasingly see organized religion as actually my enemy. They treat me as their enemy. Not all Christians, of course. Not all Jews, not all Muslims.
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I'm an eccentric English actor, and there's a lot of us around.
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I was a shy gay man at a time when it was illegal to be gay.
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The BAFTAs give the British point of view, and the Oscars give the American point of view, but the truth is we're all working in an international industry.
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Every time you work is a challenge. There's a constant worry about it, and it's a side of acting I don't like.
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If you get criticized, good - I don't think people get criticized enough. People talk behind your back and they criticize you, but they don't often come up and say it to you.
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It's nice for me to be in touch with a younger generation.
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I came rather late to film. I've done an awful lot of theater before - before I discovered the camera, you know, seeing everything, requiring much less acting and - and much less presentation, much less projecting, more just being.
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You mustn't upstage the bride.
• Ian Mckellen

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