Ian McKellen Turned Down Over $1 Million to Officiate Sean Parker's Wedding Dressed as Gandalf
Looks like money can't buy everything.
A new report from the Daily Mail says that back in 2013, Napster founder Sean Parker offered Sir Ian McKellen 1 million pounds to officiate his The Lord of the Rings-themed wedding dressed as Gandalf, but McKellen said no. McKellen himself recounted the details:
"I was offered one-and-a-half million dollars to marry a very famous couple in California, which I would perhaps have considered doing but I had to go dressed as Gandalf. So I said, 'I am sorry, Gandalf doesn’t do weddings.'"
It would have been incredibly easy for McKellen to bank an extra 1.5 mil by doing this, and it's actually kind of nice to see someone retain a little bit of dignity and integrity and turn down a substantial amount of money. That being said, I can't blame Parker for trying.