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Ian McKellen Reveals The 'Nonsense' Reason He Didn't Play Dumbledore In Harry Potter — Plus 12 Other Films That Almost Had Different Stars!

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Sir Ian McKellen's most iconic role is Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films, but he could have played an all-powerful wizard from another beloved book-turned-movie series too!

That's right, the veteran actor was approached about taking over as Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films following the 2002 death of the OG Richard Harris.

Making an appearance on BBC's HARDtalk show, the 77-year-old explained he couldn't take over Harris' role because he knew the late actor wasn't a fan of his acting abilities!

Host Stephen Sackur brought up the alleged quote by Harris, where he called McKellen and a few other actors "technically brilliant but passionless." While McKellen thinks Harris' critique is "nonsense," he still "couldn't take over the part from an actor who I'd known didn't approve of me."

Eventually, Michael Gambon took over as the Hogwarts Headmaster for the rest of the series. But McKellen doesn't have any hard feelings, quipping that Gandalf is "the real wizard." Ha!

And the shadiest, apparently! For more roles that could have been…

CLICK HERE to view "Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Stars!"

CLICK HERE to view "Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Stars!"

CLICK HERE to view "Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Stars!"

CLICK HERE to view "Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Stars!"

CLICK HERE to view "Movies That Almost Had Completely Different Stars!"

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Dolce & Gabbana Designer Defends Dressing Melania Trump And Doesn't Care What You Think!

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Not everyone in fashion is turning their back on Melania Trump!

As we reported, on Monday, the White House released the First Lady's official portrait where she dons a sharp black blazer designed by Dolce & Gabbana.

Recently, one of D&G's designers — Stefano Gabbana — posted the official snap on his personal Instagram account giving praise to Donald Trump's "beautiful" wife.

Related: Melania Doesn't Mention Donald In Women's Empowerment Speech

He wrote:

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Mel B Believed Estranged Husband Would Kill Her Or Her Friends If They Called Police About Alleged Abuse

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What a nightmare…

As we reported, Mel B allegedly suffered years of abuse from estranged husband Stephen Belafonte but authorities were never notified.

According to a new report, we now know why.

Related: Mel B Makes First Public Appearance Since Divorce

While the former Spice Girl tried to make excuses about her visible injuries, a group of close friends and family didn't buy her explanation. When they finally confronted her, the 41-year-old singer had trouble covering up the truth.

When people from her inner circle threatened to call the cops,

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