Photo of the Week: Ian McKellen Plus Patrick Stewart Equals Awesome

Besties and most X-cellent "X-Men" Ian McKellen (Magneto) and Patrick Stewart (Professor X) celebrate their new film and Sir Ian's birthday this weekend.
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Besties and most X-cellent "X-Men" Ian McKellen (Magneto) and Patrick Stewart (Professor X) celebrate their new film and Sir Ian's birthday this weekend.
Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart

Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

What’s not to love about the adorable and enduring friendship of the X-Men elder statesmen Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart. They’re smart and cheeky and it’s almost impossible not to smile at their online antics, especially their hilarious selfies!

As we gear up for the holiday weekend, high on our must-see list is the duos’ latest mutant adventure X-Men: Days of Future Past. We’ll get a solid dose of the sirs plus the added bonus of Hugh Jackman at his shirtless manly “Wolverine” best and the fabulous Jennifer Lawrence as the blue wonder-villain “Mystique.” Everybody wins! 

And while we’re getting in the spirit , let’s also raise a glass to McKellen, our dear Shakespearean Magneto-Gandolf, who turns 75 on May 25th. We look forward to a bestie birthday selfie!