Sir Ian McKellan, still in costume for a production of 'Waiting for Godot' was taking a break from rehearsal outside a stage door at a theater in Melbourne, Australia. He is shown here being given a dollar by a kindly passer-by.
"During the dress rehearsal of Godot, I crouched by the stage door of the Comedy Theatre, getting some air, my bowler hat at my feet (and) seeing an unkempt old man down on his luck, a passer-by said, 'Need some help, brother?' and put a dollar in my hat."
He says he saved the dollar in his dressing room as a 'lucky talisman.'