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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Birthday, Ewan McGregor!

Today, we're celebrating the 41st birthday of actor Ewan McGregor. His acting career began in the early 1990s with a series of television performances, but it wasn't until 1994 that he made his feature film debut in Shallow Grave. He garnered acclaim for his performance in 1996's Trainspotting, but McGregor burst onto the worldwide movie scene in 1999 when he first portrayed the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first of the Star Wars prequels, The Phantom Menace; he would go on to reprise the role in both of the film's subsequent sequels. Ewan has continued to have consistent work throughout the 2000s, appearing in such big-time films as 2001's Moulin Rouge and Black Hawk Down, 2003's Big Fish and 2010's The Ghost Writer. Most recently, McGregor appeared in the 2012 film Haywire, and he will next appear in the 2012 film The Impossible opposite Naomi Watts. And so, to celebrate his birthday, I've listed my five favorite of McGregor's performances and have found videos offering clips from those films. Once again, happy birthday, Ewan!

5. Grimes
Black Hawk Down (2001)


4. Oliver Fields
Beginners (2011)


3. Camerlengo Patrick McKenna
Angels & Demons (2009)


2. Ed Bloom
Big Fish (2003)


1. Christian
Moulin Rouge! (2001)


  1. Robert Lewis in A Life Less Ordinary. definitely an odd movie, but i really loved it, plus he has his normal speaking voice in it :) OH! and he wears a kilt. definite plus.

  2. Ah, I haven't seen "A Life Less Ordinary." I'll have to check it out!