$450 million mistake: Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf11/20/2012
How does it feel to lose nearly half a billion dollars? Sean Connery knows, because that's exactly what he lost by turning down the role of Gandalf in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, according to a Hollywood blog. Celebritynetworth.com claims that New Line Cinema was so desperate to lock in a big-name star for its then-risky Tolkein project that they offered Connery $10 million per film, plus 15 percent of the box office of all three movies. He would have earned $450 million by saying "You shall not pass." But he passed. [Source]
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