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The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 28. Gandalf

"So it begins. The great battle of our time." Gandalf

Played By: Sir Ian McKellen
Film: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Why He's On The List: It's quite a transformation for Gandalf across the span of the Rings trilogy. Sure, leading the charge down to Helm's Deep at the end of The Two Towers took some beating, but it's in Return of the King that Gandalf the White really gets it together - and not just sprouting wisdom in the quiet bits. Between temporarily deposing the deranged Steward (Denethor), whipping the army of Gondor into shape, and occasionally breaking out the staff to up a can of whupass on a few orcs, he's pretty much the whole action thing covered.

Finest Hour: Covering all bases in the besieged city of Minis Tirith, holding the cities lax defences together.

The 100 Greatest Movie Characters | Empire | 28. Gandalf
Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf

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