Gandalf

Fictional Wizard

Born: 1937
Birthplace: Fiction
Best known as: Hero of The Lord of the Rings
Gandalf is a leading figure in J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings. Gandalf is a good and powerful wizard, counselor to the hobbit Frodo and his allies, and rival to the evil wizard Saruman. Gandalf also appears in The Hobbit, the Tolkien story that preceded The Lord of the Rings. Gandalf was played by Ian McKellen in the blockbuster Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, released from 2001-2003.
Extra credit: The name of Gandalf's faithful horse, Shadowfax, was adopted by a popular music group of the 1980s... He is also known by the Elvish name Mithrandir.

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