Sean Connery turned down the role of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy because he didn't understand the plot, despite reading the books and the script. I can empathize with Connery, as I was only able to make it about halfway through the books before shelving them, as they seemed to consist of lots of running, hiding, and unnecessarily lengthy descriptions of clouds and trees. Connery concedes that Lord of the Rings wasn't a bad flick, but he's still considering not making more movies, blaming "idiot" movie moguls. "I'm fed up with the idiots - the ever-widening gap between people who know how to make movies and the people who green-light the movies."
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