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Ian McKellen Was Once Mistaken For A Homeless Man

Three years ago, when Ian was was performing Waiting for Godot in Melbourne, he looked like this, and made a quick buck.

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Ian was taking a quick break while rehearsing for the play he was in...

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When this lady mistook him for a homeless man:

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From the 2010 article on the Telegraph:

During the dress rehearsal of Godot, I crouched by the stage door of the Comedy Theatre, getting some air, my bowler hat at my feet (and) seeing an unkempt old man down on his luck, a passer-by said, 'Need some help, brother?' and put a dollar in my hat.

So he made a dollar.

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And hopefully he spent that dollar well.

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Also maybe this is the moment this lady realized she just gave a dollar to Gandalf.

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