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Ian McKellen On Whether There Is a Place for Pacifism in These Troubling Times

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Ian McKellen is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished actors working today. In this clip, McKellen speaks on the history of pacifism in his family, and whether a philosophy of nonviolence still has a place in today's volatile world.

WATCH: 5 LGBT Celebrities Share Their Coming-Out Stories

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.30.2015 | Gay Voices

The process of coming out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or any other non-heteronormative sexual identity can be both daunting and cathartic. Even after mu...

Patrick Stewart: Marriage Equality Makes The World 'More Fair'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.13.2015 | Gay Voices

Sir Patrick Stewart couldn't be more thrilled to live in a world that's becoming a little more equal.  The actor got political in a con...

Ian McKellen Almost Didn't Play Gandalf Or Magneto Because Of Tom Cruise

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.20.2015 | Entertainment

It's hard to imagine "Lord of the Rings" without Sir Ian McKellen's Gandalf, or "X-Men" without his Magneto. McKellan is those characters....

Sherlock Holmes, Family Man

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.25.2015 | Entertainment
Frank H. Wu

The new Mr. Holmes film does what could not have been predicted and does it wonderfully. In an adaptation that betters the book, the sleuth is an elderly retiree minding his bees on the seashore.

Sir Ian McKellen's Dramatic Reading Of 'Bad Blood' Will Make You Feel Things

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 07.16.2015 | Entertainment

Who knew Sir Ian McKellen was a Taylor Swift fan?  While promoting his new film, "Mr. Holmes," the 76-year-old actor lent his voice and incredib...

Why Ian McKellen Says Using Facebook Is Like Coming Out Of The Closet

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.13.2015 | Gay Voices

One big difference between Ian McKellen and his "Mr. Holmes" co-star Laura Linney is that while Linney doesn't use social media, McKellen has develope...

Patrick Stewart And Ian McKellen Share A Kiss At 'Mr. Holmes' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices

Just when we thought Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart's bromance couldn't get any cuter. McKellen and Stewart shared a kiss at the premiere of...

Learning to Laugh at Gay Monsters in Love

Matt Baume | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

I don't think Cody Melcher is the only comedian with a poster of Young Frankenstein hanging in his apartment, although he might be the only one displaying it over a fire-engine red piano. Cody's my guest this week on The Sewers of Paris, a podcast about gay culture that's changed the lives of gay men.

Marcos Saldivar

Sir Ian McKellen Says Coming Out Made Him A Better Actor | Marcos Saldivar | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices

June marks Pride Month for the LGBTQ community. It's a time for us to come together to celebrate the triumphs we've achieved in our fight for equality...

Great Conversations: Bryan Singer

Alex Simon | Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

I interviewed filmmaker Bryan Singer for Venice Magazine in late 1998 to discuss his Stephen King adaptation, Apt Pupil. It was somewhat awkward for me, as Bryan and I had been classmates at USC and he was both the first contemporary and first film school comrade I'd ever interviewed.

The Farewell Party: An Israeli Love Letter to Dr. Kevorkian

Brandon Judell | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Is the media suddenly realizing that there are people who were born before 1945 who are still very much alive? And that there's whole bunch of them? According to the 2010 census, if I read Wikipedia correctly, the figure clocks in at 28,282,721.

Two Leading Oscar Nominees Go "Kerplunk"

Brandon Judell | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Of course, since this is a Wachowski offering, the visuals are frequently stunning in an overwhelming manner, and scene after scene is quite entertaining. There is a problem, though, with the casting.

Movie Review: The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies'

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jackson has done something that will likely never be done again: It's not just that he got these movies made the way he wanted -- but that the way he did it was of such consistently high quality.

Sir Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster To Resist His Cookie Cravings

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Ian McKellen Quotes That Will Help You Embrace Your True Self

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment

There are so just many reasons to love Sir Ian McKellen. There's his adorable bromance with Patrick Stewart, his noble activism in LGBT rights and var...

Here's How Sir Ian McKellen Does The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment

Another day, another celebrity #IceBucketChallenge. Ian McKellen rounded up quite the posse to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the vir...

WATCH: This Man Just Convinced An A-List Star To Help Him Propose To His Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices

Is this the best gay marriage proposal of the year? Brett Lotriet took to YouTube last week in order to pop the question to his boyfriend -- but he...

Everything You Know Is A Lie, And This Celebrity Impersonator Is Too

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment

Remember this incredibly impressive video that popped up all over your Facebook feed earlier this month? You know the one, where one guy does 29 celeb...

29 Perfect Celebrity Impressions In One Song

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.01.2014 | Entertainment

We've heard some guys do some amazing impressions of celebrity men, and we've heard some girls do some amazing impressions of celebrity women, but we'...

The Times They are A-Mutatin': Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of X-Men: Days of Future Past

Dan Persons | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having previously flubbed the introduction of a new, younger Professor X and Magneto (James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender, respectively) in X-Men: First Class, the producers clearly wanted to recover a bit of the franchise's mojo.

Ian McKellen Like You've Never Seen Him Before...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.24.2014 | Gay Voices

Ian McKellen may be about to have a blockbuster smash hit come out in the form of the "X-Men: Days of Future Past," but the LGBT icon is also receivin...

Zaki's Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Days of Future Past is ceaselessly engaging, surprisingly emotional, and refreshingly smart. More than that, it makes many (though not all) of the disparate bits of the big screen X-Men franchise fit together as if they were conceived with this end in mind from the beginning.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Dwight Brown | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Comic book nerds may understand the gravity of the situation. A novice, who stumbles into a multiplex looking for that "fun" summer event movie, might not be so enamored.

Week in Film: X-Men, Love Punch, Words and Pictures

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you're keeping score at home, of the three Marvel comic-book movies so far this summer (a term I use advisedly for a season that technically doesn't start for another month), X-Men: Days of Future Past outranks Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is about on a par with Captain America: The Winter Soldier.