News for Aug. 02, 2005
writes: In a recent interview with the New Zealand Herald, Sean Connery talked about how he turned down the role of Gandalf
. He turned down Gandalf in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. "Yeah, well, I never understood it. I read the book. I read the script. I saw the movie. I still don't understand it." He says he is very impressed with both Jackson - "he obviously understands nuts and bolts", and so is obviously not one of the idiots
(in Hollywood) - and the movie. "Whereas I would be interested in doing something that I didn't fully understand, but not for 18 months."