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Watch Willie Nelson's hilarious audition for a role in 'The Hobbit' (VIDEO)

Published April 30, 2013 10:28 am

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Watch as Willie Nelson proves that getting older doesn't mean losing your sense of humor.

Watch Willie Nelson's hilarious audition for a role in 'The Hobbit' (VIDEO)

Warning: Video contains obscene languageJust before Willie Nelson's 80th birthday - which is today, April 30 - Conan O'Brien's Team Coco website posted a clip called: "Willie Nelson's 'The Hobbit 2' Audition Reel."In it, Nelson makes a funny pitch to play the role of Gandalf the Grey.Ian McKellen, the actor who plays Gandalf, responded to Nelson on Twitter.Dear Willie, You are far too young to play Gandy.But nice try; have a stoner of a birthday. Love and admiration. Ian bit.ly/11S8A3k- ...

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