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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Top 10 Movie Wizards

So you're a respected actor toward the end of a first-rate career. What do you do?

You play a wizard.

The Top 10 Movie Wizards and the actors who depicted them:

  1. Yen Sid - "Fantasia" (1940) (segment "The Sorceror's Apprentice" directed by James Algar)
  2. Dr. Erasmus Craven (Vincent Price), "The Raven" (1963)
  3. Obi Wan Kenobi (Sir Alec Guinness), "Star Wars" (1977), et al
  4. Avatar (voice by Bob Holt), "Wizards" (1977)
  5. Merlin (Nicol Williamson), "Excalibur" (1981)
  6. Ulrich (Sir Ralph Richardson), "Dragonslayer" (1981)
  7. The Wizard (Mako), "Conan The Barbarian" (1982), et al
  8. Lo Pan (James Hong), "Big Trouble In Little China" (1984)
  9. Albus Dumbledore (Richard Harris), "Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone" (2001), et al
  10. Gandalf the Grey/White (Sir Ian McKellan) - "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001), et al

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Didn't Borat say something about "sleeve of wizard?"

I think he did.

- By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Jan 28, 05:00:00 PM GMT  

And why did I leave out Harry Potter? A couple reasons: One, it isn't a remarkable performance. And two, I'm of the "wizards are made, not born" school. I'm going to say that you're not officially a wizard until you get that diploma. So study hard, kids!

- By Blogger Neal Romanek, at Wed Feb 20, 07:21:00 AM GMT  

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