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25th Oct '13 5:22:57 AM Musicalcroc
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James [=McAvoy=] is a Scottish actor known for a variety of well-received roles and memorable characters. He jump-started his career as Steve from ''{{Shameless}}'' and went on to star in ''BandOfBrothers'', which first brought him to the attention of Hollywood.

From being once solely known as "that guy who played [[Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Mr. Tumnus]]", [=McAvoy=] has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in AcademyAward-nominated ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' as [[ClearMyName Robbie Turner]] and ''TheLastKingOfScotland'' as [[TheCasanova Dr. Nicholas Garrigan]], as well as box office hits ''{{Wanted}}'' as [[{{Badass}} Wesley Gibson]], Arthur of ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'', and, most recently, ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as the young [[PsychicPowers Charles Xavier]].

[=McAvoy=] describes himself as "not ugly, but not your classic lead man, BradPitt guy". His fans beg [[HollywoodNerd to]] [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench disagree]].

He is known for his strikingly [[http://weheartit.com/entry/18524903/via/bolstad blue eyes]], red lips and [[ManlyTears crying in pretty much every movie he's ever been in]].

He is married to fellow ''Shameless'' actress Anne Marie Duff, has a baby son and currently resides in London.
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!! Associated Tropes:
* {{Adorkable}}
* FakeAmerican: In ''Wanted''.
* FakeIrish: As Rory in ''[[Film/RoryOSheaWasHere Inside I'm Dancing]]''. His accent is extremely convincing.
* HappilyMarried and rather protective of his wife's privacy, thank you very much!
* InnocentBlueEyes: And how!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Sometimes this occurs, especially when he's screaming or crying.
* OneOfUs: Cited Captain Kirk from ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' as the hero he'd most like to meet, joked that one of the reasons he wanted to play Charles Xavier was to play young Picard, was a huge fan of the {{Dune}} book series prior to starring in ''Children of Dune'', and has been seen in a [[{{Thundercats}} Cheetara]] t-shirt several times.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Averts this in real life. He's actually quite shy, and very kind. His violent outburst in ''ShakespeareReTold'', paired with his natural accent, was more than chilling though.

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James [=McAvoy=] is a Scottish actor known for a variety of well-received roles and memorable characters. He jump-started his career as Steve from ''{{Shameless}}'' and went on to star in ''BandOfBrothers'', which first brought him to the attention of Hollywood.

From being once solely known as "that guy who played [[Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Mr. Tumnus]]", [=McAvoy=] has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in AcademyAward-nominated ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' as [[ClearMyName Robbie Turner]] and ''TheLastKingOfScotland'' as [[TheCasanova Dr. Nicholas Garrigan]], as well as box office hits ''{{Wanted}}'' as [[{{Badass}} Wesley Gibson]], Arthur of ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'', and, most recently, ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as the young [[PsychicPowers Charles Xavier]].

[=McAvoy=] describes himself as "not ugly, but not your classic lead man, BradPitt guy". His fans beg [[HollywoodNerd to]] [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench disagree]].

He is known for his strikingly [[http://weheartit.com/entry/18524903/via/bolstad blue eyes]], red lips and [[ManlyTears crying in pretty much every movie he's ever been in]].

He is married to fellow ''Shameless'' actress Anne Marie Duff, has a baby son and currently resides in London.
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!! Associated Tropes:
* {{Adorkable}}
* FakeAmerican: In ''Wanted''.
* FakeIrish: As Rory in ''[[Film/RoryOSheaWasHere Inside I'm Dancing]]''. His accent is extremely convincing.
* HappilyMarried and rather protective of his wife's privacy, thank you very much!
* InnocentBlueEyes: And how!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Sometimes this occurs, especially when he's screaming or crying.
* OneOfUs: Cited Captain Kirk from ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' as the hero he'd most like to meet, joked that one of the reasons he wanted to play Charles Xavier was to play young Picard, was a huge fan of the {{Dune}} book series prior to starring in ''Children of Dune'', and has been seen in a [[{{Thundercats}} Cheetara]] t-shirt several times.
* ViolentGlaswegian: Averts this in real life. He's actually quite shy, and very kind. His violent outburst in ''ShakespeareReTold'', paired with his natural accent, was more than chilling though.
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1st Oct '13 8:12:00 PM IchigoMontoya
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From being once solely known as "that guy who played [[Film/TheChroniclesofNarnia Mr. Tumnus]]", [=McAvoy=] has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in AcademyAward-nominated ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' as [[ClearMyName Robbie Turner]] and ''TheLastKingOfScotland'' as [[TheCasanova Dr. Nicholas Garrigan]], as well as box office hits ''{{Wanted}}'' as [[{{Badass}} Wesley Gibson]], Arthur of ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'', and, most recently, ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as [[PsychicPowers Charles Xavier]].

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From being once solely known as "that guy who played [[Film/TheChroniclesofNarnia [[Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia Mr. Tumnus]]", [=McAvoy=] has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in AcademyAward-nominated ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' as [[ClearMyName Robbie Turner]] and ''TheLastKingOfScotland'' as [[TheCasanova Dr. Nicholas Garrigan]], as well as box office hits ''{{Wanted}}'' as [[{{Badass}} Wesley Gibson]], Arthur of ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'', and, most recently, ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as the young [[PsychicPowers Charles Xavier]].



* OneOfUs: Cited Captain Kirk from ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' as the hero he'd most like to meet, joked that one of the reasons he wanted to play Charles Xavier was to play young Picard, was a huge fan of the Dune book series prior to starring in ''Children of Dune'', and has been seen in a Cheetara t-shirt several times.

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* OneOfUs: Cited Captain Kirk from ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' as the hero he'd most like to meet, joked that one of the reasons he wanted to play Charles Xavier was to play young Picard, was a huge fan of the Dune {{Dune}} book series prior to starring in ''Children of Dune'', and has been seen in a Cheetara [[{{Thundercats}} Cheetara]] t-shirt several times.
16th Aug '13 5:25:16 PM Tuckerscreator
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From being once solely known as "that guy who played [[TheChroniclesofNarnia Mr. Tumnus]]", [=McAvoy=] has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in AcademyAward-nominated ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' as [[ClearMyName Robbie Turner]] and ''TheLastKingOfScotland'' as [[TheCasanova Dr. Nicholas Garrigan]], as well as box office hits ''{{Wanted}}'' as [[{{Badass}} Wesley Gibson]] and, most recently, ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as [[PsychicPowers Charles Xavier]]. [[spoiler:Don't forget ArthurChristmas...!]]

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From being once solely known as "that guy who played [[TheChroniclesofNarnia [[Film/TheChroniclesofNarnia Mr. Tumnus]]", [=McAvoy=] has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in AcademyAward-nominated ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' as [[ClearMyName Robbie Turner]] and ''TheLastKingOfScotland'' as [[TheCasanova Dr. Nicholas Garrigan]], as well as box office hits ''{{Wanted}}'' as [[{{Badass}} Wesley Gibson]] Gibson]], Arthur of ''WesternAnimation/ArthurChristmas'', and, most recently, ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as [[PsychicPowers Charles Xavier]]. [[spoiler:Don't forget ArthurChristmas...!]]
Xavier]].
27th Apr '13 4:21:34 PM LiterateFangirl
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* InnocentBlueEyes: And how!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Sometimes this occurs, especially when he's screaming or crying.



* ViolentGlaswegian: Averts this in real life. He's actually quite shy, and very kind. His violent outburst in ''ShakespeareReTold'', paired with his natural accent, was more than chilling though.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Tell me they're not!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Every now and again, especially when it's an emotional line or one that has to be screamed.

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* ViolentGlaswegian: Averts this in real life. He's actually quite shy, and very kind. His violent outburst in ''ShakespeareReTold'', paired with his natural accent, was more than chilling though.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Tell me they're not!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Every now and again, especially when it's an emotional line or one that has to be screamed.
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7th Apr '13 5:57:26 AM Xtifr
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From being once solely known as "that guy who played [[TheChroniclesofNarnia Mr. Tumnus]]", [=McAvoy=] has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in AcademyAward-nominated ''{{Atonement}}'' as [[ClearMyName Robbie Turner]] and ''TheLastKingOfScotland'' as [[TheCasanova Dr. Nicholas Garrigan]], as well as box office hits ''{{Wanted}}'' as [[{{Badass}} Wesley Gibson]] and, most recently, ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as [[PsychicPowers Charles Xavier]]. [[spoiler:Don't forget ArthurChristmas...!]]

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From being once solely known as "that guy who played [[TheChroniclesofNarnia Mr. Tumnus]]", [=McAvoy=] has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in AcademyAward-nominated ''{{Atonement}}'' ''Film/{{Atonement}}'' as [[ClearMyName Robbie Turner]] and ''TheLastKingOfScotland'' as [[TheCasanova Dr. Nicholas Garrigan]], as well as box office hits ''{{Wanted}}'' as [[{{Badass}} Wesley Gibson]] and, most recently, ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as [[PsychicPowers Charles Xavier]]. [[spoiler:Don't forget ArthurChristmas...!]]
24th Jan '13 5:39:07 PM LiterateFangirl
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* InnocentBlueEyes: Tell me they're not!

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* InnocentBlueEyes: Tell me they're not!not!
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Every now and again, especially when it's an emotional line or one that has to be screamed.
24th Jan '13 5:36:12 PM LiterateFangirl
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* ViolentGlaswegian: Averts this in real life. He's actually quite shy, and very kind. His violent outburst in ''ShakespeareReTold'', paired with his natural accent, was more than chilling though.

to:

* ViolentGlaswegian: Averts this in real life. He's actually quite shy, and very kind. His violent outburst in ''ShakespeareReTold'', paired with his natural accent, was more than chilling though.though.
* InnocentBlueEyes: Tell me they're not!
20th Nov '12 6:35:57 PM Aiguille
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From being once solely known as "that guy who played [[TheChroniclesofNarnia Mr. Tumnus]]", [=McAvoy=] has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in AcademyAward-nominated ''{{Atonement}}'' as [[ClearMyName Robbie Turner]] and ''TheLastKingOfScotland'' as [[{{Casanova}} Dr. Nicholas Garrigan]], as well as box office hits ''{{Wanted}}'' as [[{{Badass}} Wesley Gibson]] and, most recently, ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as [[PsychicPowers Charles Xavier]]. [[spoiler:Don't forget ArthurChristmas...!]]

to:

From being once solely known as "that guy who played [[TheChroniclesofNarnia Mr. Tumnus]]", [=McAvoy=] has since achieved mainstream success and acclaim after starring as the lead roles in AcademyAward-nominated ''{{Atonement}}'' as [[ClearMyName Robbie Turner]] and ''TheLastKingOfScotland'' as [[{{Casanova}} [[TheCasanova Dr. Nicholas Garrigan]], as well as box office hits ''{{Wanted}}'' as [[{{Badass}} Wesley Gibson]] and, most recently, ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' as [[PsychicPowers Charles Xavier]]. [[spoiler:Don't forget ArthurChristmas...!]]
27th Oct '12 10:57:20 PM Aiguille
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[=McAvoy=] describes himself as "not ugly, but not your classic lead man, BradPitt guy". His fans [[InnocentBlueEyes beg]] [[HollywoodNerd to]] [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench disagree]].

He is known for his strikingly {{blue eyes}}, red lips and [[ManlyTears crying in pretty much every movie he's ever been in]].

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[=McAvoy=] describes himself as "not ugly, but not your classic lead man, BradPitt guy". His fans [[InnocentBlueEyes beg]] beg [[HollywoodNerd to]] [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench disagree]].

He is known for his strikingly {{blue eyes}}, [[http://weheartit.com/entry/18524903/via/bolstad blue eyes]], red lips and [[ManlyTears crying in pretty much every movie he's ever been in]].



* BlueEyes: Look deep into [[http://weheartit.com/entry/18524903/via/bolstad them]].
6th Oct '12 10:17:35 PM TsukasaElkKite
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* ViolentGlaswegian: Averts this in real life. His violent outburst in ''ShakespeareReTold'', paired with his natural accent, was more than chilling though.

to:

* ViolentGlaswegian: Averts this in real life. He's actually quite shy, and very kind. His violent outburst in ''ShakespeareReTold'', paired with his natural accent, was more than chilling though.
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