Check that you are a true fan of the trilogy directed by Peter Jackson and adapted from the work of JRR Tolkien by completing these 12 lines of the magician Gandalf.
Do you know by heart the Lord of the Rings trilogy directed by Peter Jackson? Think you can navigate the paths of Middle-earth without using a map? Have you already walked the paths that lead from the Shire to Mordor many times? In short, are you an unconditional fan of the work of JRR Tolkien? The time has come for you to verify that this is indeed the case by trying to complete these famous lines of Gandalf.
Played by Ian McKellen in Peter Jackson’s trilogy, the Magician Gandalf is one of the most important characters in the saga. A true guide to the Fellowship as soon as he leaves Rivendell, he offers his companions precious advice and wise words, and goes so far as to give his life to protect them when a Balrog pursues them, in the Mines of Moria. Back in the form of Gandalf the White, he continues his mission by putting his powers at the service of Rohan, then of Gondor, before participating in the final assault against Sauron, at the gates of Mordor.
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A legendary vocal performer
In the French version, it is the immense theater actor Jean Piat who lends his voice to Ian McKellen, thus offering Gandalf his powerful and deep timbre. Still on the dubbing side, this exceptional actor also made a name for himself by playing two famous villains from Disney studios: the perfidious Scar in The Lion King and the sinister Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.
The secret location
During his long journeys through Middle-earth, Gandalf often takes a short break to blow out a few smoke rings while pondering the fate of the world. As you will no doubt have noticed if you are a little observant, it is in a secret location, lodged between the crevices of his old stick, that his wooden pipe is hidden.
Inspired by the author
As revealed peter jackson in 2012, in an interview for the Huffington Post, Ian McKellen was greatly inspired by Tolkien himself to compose his interpretation of Gandalf. “We listened to audio recordings of Tolkien reading from The Lord of the Rings”said the director.
“We watched some BBC interviews with him (…) and Ian based his performance on a Tolkien impersonation. He literally modeled Gandalf on Tolkien. He has the same voice, uses the same expressions of language, and his mannerisms are born from the same roughness found in Tolkien’s archives. So Tolkien would have recognized himself in Ian’s performance.”