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Ian McKellen Speaks Out on Oscars Controversy: Gay Actors Are Also 'Disregarded'

Ian McKellen Speaks Out on Oscars Controversy: Gay Actors Are Also 'Disregarded'

Originally posted 01/25/2016 03:45PM

Two-time Academy Award nominee Ian McKellen is weighing in on the controversy over the lack of diversity at the Oscars, pointing out that black actors aren't the only ones getting left out.

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Who Wants in – and Who Wants Out – of Taylor Swift's #Squad

Who Wants in – and Who Wants Out – of Taylor Swift's #Squad

Originally posted 09/01/2015 07:15PM

From models and musicians to actors and athletes, Taylor Swift's #squad is ever-growing – not that everyone's necessarily interested in joining.

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Patrick Stewart on Joining Taylor Swift's Squad: 'I Don't Know Where You Go After That, Honestly!'

Patrick Stewart on Joining Taylor Swift's Squad: 'I Don't Know Where You Go After That, Honestly!'

Originally posted 08/11/2015 05:30PM

He's played a space captain, a mutant professor and Macbeth, but Sir Patrick Stewart's latest (real-life) role? A member of Taylor Swift's crew!

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Let Ian McKellen Teach You How to Make the 'Best Scrambled Eggs in the World' (VIDEO)

Let Ian McKellen Teach You How to Make the 'Best Scrambled Eggs in the World' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 07/23/2015 01:30PM

The actor gives his method for perfect scrambled eggs

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Get That Passport Ready: Here's What's on Ian McKellen's Bucket List

Get That Passport Ready: Here's What's on Ian McKellen's Bucket List

Originally posted 07/20/2015 04:10PM

At 76 years old, Ian McKellen has started using the phrase "I'm at that age." And he's not too thrilled about it.

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Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Politely Ask to Join Taylor Swift's Squad – And She Freaks Out

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Politely Ask to Join Taylor Swift's Squad – And She Freaks Out

Originally posted 07/17/2015 09:00AM

Looks like Taylor Swift has added two new members to her squad: Sirs Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen!

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Ian McKellen: How Coming Out Made Me a Better Man (and Actor)

Ian McKellen: How Coming Out Made Me a Better Man (and Actor)

Originally posted 07/16/2015 02:40PM

It was love at first sight.

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FROM EW: Stolen Props, Gay Marriage, and More Top Moments from Ian McKellen's Reddit AMA!

FROM EW: Stolen Props, Gay Marriage, and More Top Moments from Ian McKellen's Reddit AMA!

Originally posted 07/16/2015 11:15AM

The legendary actor dishes on everything from his toughest roles to fighting hobbits in his online Q&A

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Ian McKellen on Playing an Elderly Sherlock in Mr. Holmes: 'It's Never Too Late to Solve a Puzzle and to Find Yourself'

Ian McKellen on Playing an Elderly Sherlock in Mr. Holmes: 'It's Never Too Late to Solve a Puzzle and to Find Yourself'

Originally posted 07/14/2015 08:45AM

Ian McKellen sees a bit of himself in every character he plays – but that goes double for his latest role as the enigmatic Sherlock Holmes.

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Sir Ian McKellen on Coming Out: 'There Are Dark Corners Where It's Not Easy to Be Yourself'

Sir Ian McKellen on Coming Out: 'There Are Dark Corners Where It's Not Easy to Be Yourself'

Originally posted 06/16/2015 10:00AM

Sir Ian McKellen didn't come out as a gay man until he was 49, but he is making up for lost time now.

McKellen is the co-founder of Stonewall U.K., which lobbies for legal and social equality for gay people, and is a patron of the Albert Kennedy Trust, which supports homeless LGBT youths. For his ongoing support of the LGBTQ community, the Oscar-nominated actor was presented with the 2015 Trevor Hero Award at Monday's TrevorLIVE New York.

"Well, as is often the case with gay people and the problems that they have because society is pointing a finger at them and saying, 'Your difference makes you inferior,' The Trevor Project is doing things that the government should be doing, that schools should be doing, that society as a whole should be doing," McKellen told PEOPLE at the event celebrating The Trevor Project's support of for LGBTQ youth.

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