05/01/2014 10:26 am ET Updated 5 days ago

Ian McKellen Posts Throwback Photo, Makes Gandalf Seem Like A Distant Memory

Sir Ian McKellen was quite the looker back in the day. (Not that he still isn't!)

The beloved actor made us completely forget about his portrayal of Gandalf the Grey in "Lord of the Rings" as he posted an epic throwback photo of himself at the ripe age of 30. The now 74-year-old actor shared the photo in honor of Throwback Thursday on Twitter.

His fans went ballistic, calling Sir Patrick Stewart's BFF "handsome," "majestic" and "cute." We couldn't agree more, and neither could Gandalf.