Willie Nelson’s “The Hobbit 2” Audition Reel: Watch Here!

Posted Tuesday April 30, 2013 4:28 PM GMT

He just turned 80 years old, and Willie Nelson got the star treatment from Conan O’Brien and his top-notch video production team.

The legendary, pot-smoking country singer supposedly went out for the role of Gandalf The Wizard, though his reel was a little less than impressive.

In one take, Nelson shouts, “Hey! Look at that dragon!” followed by, “You shall not pass an unlit joint, man. That’s just not cool.”

Willie also proclaims, “You can hire me and fire that Ian McKellen guy. He’s a good actor but, hell, I’m Willie Nelson.”

In response, McKellen wrote, "Dear Willie, You are far too young to play Gandy. But nice try; have a stoner of a birthday. Love and admiration."

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