Cosmique Movie Awards
Birth: May 25, 1939 (Burnley, Lancashire, England, UK)
Selected Awards and Honors:
Openly-gay British actor Ian McKellen once joked that he wanted his eventual tombstone to read, "Here lies Gandalf. He came out.' Two big achievements." Whether it does say that remains to be seen, but it's clear that he's a favorite among Cosmo voters.
In 2001, McKellen won the Best Supporting Actor Cosmo for his performance as Gandalf in The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. In 2002, he was nominated again for the role, but lost the award to Chris Cooper for Adaptation. The following year, he earned double Supporting Actor nominations for reprising his role as Gandalf as well as Magneto. That year he received the single most nominations of any actor or actress, with four individual and another four ensemble nominations honoring his work in both The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King as well as X2: X-Men United.
In 2006, he was nominated for Best Male Villain for his work in The Da Vinci Code. His 2012 Best Supporting Actor nomination for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey means that he has been nominated for every on-screen appearance as Gandalf.