Willie Nelson Auditions for Gandalf in The Hobbit 2
Posted on April 29, 2013
Ian McKellen is the last actor one would consider replacing in the Hobbit films, but here is Willie Nelson auditioning as Gandalf for The Hobbit films in a video from Conan. Nelson alters some of Gandalf's famous lines.
Willie then says, "So that's it Peter. You can hire me and fire that Ian McKellen guy. He's a good actor, but hell I'm Willie Nelson."
Jackson was probably tempted but made the right casting decision in the end. Take a look: