Willie Nelson’s video audition for Gandalf in Hobbit

By Tribute on May 2, 2013 | 3 Comments

Willie Nelson celebrated his 80th birthday last Tuesday and he sure made his mark on the occasion with a tongue-in-cheek video of himself auditioning for Gandalf’s role in the next Hobbit movie. The audition reel was shown on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show this week. Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, tweeted Willie, “You are far too young to play Gandy. But nice try; have a stoner of a birthday. Love and admiration.” Nelson has been honored with lifetime achievement awards, performed at special events and saluted from all genres of musicians. Who knew he was a comedian too? Watch the video below – whether you’re a Hobbit fan or not, this is sure to have you laughing. ~Sarah Dos Santos

Comments & Discussion

  1. Katherine • May 2, 2013 @ 8:11 AM

    Too funny! I didn’t know he was a comedian!

  2. Sam • May 2, 2013 @ 9:07 AM

    HAHA “He’s a good actor but hell, I’m Willie Nelson” – Like a baaaus

  3. Scoobydoo • May 2, 2013 @ 2:55 PM

    Willie is too funny, I love his Gandalf impression. Ahahaha. @Sam “Like a bauuussss”

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