Now THIS is how you celebrate your 80th birthday!!
Willie Nelson is both a music and a pot legend around the globe, and he's notorious for his laid back attitude and amazing sense of humor. So when Conan O'Brien asked him to audition for the upcoming Hobbit sequel, there was no way he wasn't going to!
AND WE HAVE THE AUDITION TAPE (above)!
Of course, he's trying for the role of Gandalf, which is perfect, because Willie also thinks Balrogs are a**holes! LOLz!
Ian McKellen (Gandalf himself) doesn't agree, though, with the possible casting — but it's only because Willie is too young for the role! Here's what he said:
Dear Willie, You are far too young to play Gandy.But nice try; have a stoner of a birthday. Love and admiration. Ian
Check out the flawless audition! (This is fake, in case you were flabbergasted as to why Willie didn't get the role.)
Ha! Happy birthday, Willie!