->''"I met this fucking dude in person, I was working on some awards show and there he's standing, right there, and I was like fuck! I was blown away. Like, Jesus Christ, he's fucking beautiful. And he looked at me and he's like: 'Hello' and I was like, I fucking shivered, I started shivering, like fuck! Fucking gorgeous!"''
-->-- '''Creator/LouisCK'''

Ewan [=McGregor=] is a popular [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish]] actor, internationally known for his role in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels but spends just as much time with niche, indie and art house films.


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* ''Film/ShallowGrave'': Alex
* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'': Renton
* ''Literature/ThePillowBook'': Jerome
* ''Film/{{Emma}}'' 1996: Frank Churchill
* ''BrassedOff'': Andy Barrow
* ''Literature/{{Nightwatch}}'' ([[ForeignRemake The Remake]]): Martin Bells
* ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'': Curt Wild
* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Young Obi-Wan Kenobi
** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace''
** ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''
** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''
* ''Film/MoulinRouge'': Christian
* ''Film/BlackHawkDown'': John Grimes
* ''Film/DownWithLove'': Catcher Block
* ''Young Adam'': Joe Taylor
* ''Film/BigFish'': Young Edward Bloom
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'': Rodney
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Valiant}}'': Valiant
* ''Film/TheIsland'': Lincoln Six Echo[[spoiler: /Tom Lincoln]]
* ''[[AlexRider Stormbreaker]]'': Ian Rider
* ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'': Phillip Morris
* ''Film/AngelsAndDemons'': Camerlengo Patrick [=McKenna=]
* ''Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats'': Bob Wilton
* ''Film/TheGhostWriter'': [=GhostWriter=]
* ''The Impossible'': Henry


[[folder: Theatre roles ]]

* ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'': Sky (2005-2007, London)
* ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'': Iago (2007-2008, London)
!! Tropes:
* ActorAllusion: A completely accidental one happened during ''TheMenWhoStareAtGoats'', which was based on a true story. They really did refer to the men as "Jedi". [=McGregor=] just also happened to have played a Jedi Knight in ''StarWars''.
* BadassBiker: He is indeed. See his ''Series/LongWayRound'' and ''Long Way Down'' series, that consist of travelling all the way around the world by motorbike.
* TheCastShowoff: He can sing.
* DeadpanSnarker: Often in interviews, frequent in the characters he portrays.
* DyeingForYourArt: He's a brunette. Note his blond hair in ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris''
* FakeAmerican: His role in ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'', amongst others.
* FakeBrit:
** His accent in ''StarWars'', though that's more like Fake English. He is British (Scottish) anyway, but affected an English accent for Star Wars.
** His role of Frank Churchill in ''Emma''.
* FanService: He isn't shy about showing off.
* FauxYay: Is straight, but has no problem behaving very affectionately with his male friends. Legendarily and infamously kissed StarWars co-star Hayden Christensen at the RevengeOfTheSith premier, and is on record for "quite enjoying" tonguing JimCarrey on and off screen.
* HeyItsThatGuy
* HeyItsThatVoice
* [[IAmNotSpock I Am Not Obi-Wan Kenobi]]: He does prefer to distance himself from the famous Jedi Master, though that's not to say he didn't enjoy working on the ''StarWars'' prequels.
* {{Japandering}}: [[http://www.japander.com/japander/mcgreg.htm A lot of them.]]
* MoneyDearBoy: His reason for doing many of his blockbuster films is to get enough money so he can concentrate on smaller films that would give him little payment. Usually Scottish indie films.
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: His American accent in ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'' does waver in several scenes.
* PromotedFanboy: "I've been waiting nearly twenty years to have my own light saber. Nothing's cooler than being a Jedi Knight."
** Denis Lawson, who played [[EnsembleDarkhorse Wedge]] [[BadassNormal Antilles]] in the original trilogy, is his uncle.
* StarMakingRole: Renton ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the ''Film/StarWars Prequels''.
* TenorBoy: As Christian in ''Film/MoulinRouge''.
* TypeCasting: Averted. He turned down the role of Film/JamesBond in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' so this wouldn't happen.