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Stars Who Turned Down Iconic Movie Roles

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Connery Passed on 'Lord of the Rings'

Sir Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf the Grey in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy because he reportedly "didn't understand it." Sir Ian McKellen understood the part and tackled the famed role instead. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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