Willie Nelson's Gandalf audition debuts on Conan, delights everyone

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com  |  April 29, 2013 at 6:01 PM
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If there's one thing any movie needs, it's more Willie Nelson.

Conan O'Brien got the 79-year-old country music legend and marijuana devotee to do a stoner version of J.R.R. Tolkien's wizened old wizard for a fake "Hobbit 2" audition video. Nelson's hilarious, slightly more paranoid ("That giant flaming eye is freaking me the f**k out!") interpretation of Gandalf is good enough to give Ian McKellen a run for his money.

“You can hire me and fire that Ian McKellen guy. He’s a good actor, but hell, I’m Willie Nelson," he says.

[Rolling Stone]

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