->''"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 Gordon [=McGregor=] (born 31 March 1971) 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.
!!Works with pages on TV Tropes:

[[folder: Film roles ]]

* ''Film/ShallowGrave'' (1994) as Alex
* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' (1996) as Renton
** ''Film/T2Trainspotting'' (2017)
* ''Literature/ThePillowBook'' (1996) as Jerome
* ''Film/{{Emma}}'' (1996) as Frank Churchill
* ''Film/BrassedOff'' (1996) as Andy Barrow
* ''Literature/{{Nightwatch}}'' (1997 [[ForeignRemake remake]]) as Martin Bells
* ''Film/VelvetGoldmine'' (1998) as Curt Wild
* ''Franchise/StarWars'' (1999 -- 2005; 2015) as Obi-Wan Kenobi
** ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'' (1999)
** ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'' (2002)
** ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'' (2005)
** ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' (2015; voice only)
* ''Film/MoulinRouge'' (2001) as Christian
* ''Film/BlackHawkDown'' (2001) as John Grimes
* ''Film/DownWithLove'' (2003) Catcher Block
* ''Film/BigFish'' (2003) as Young Edward Bloom
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' (2005) as Rodney (voice)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Valiant}}'' (2005) as Valiant (voice)
* ''Film/TheIsland'' (2005) as Lincoln Six Echo/Tom Lincoln
* ''Film/{{Stay}}'' (2005) as Dr. Sam Foster
* ''[[Literature/AlexRider Stormbreaker]]'' (2006) as Ian Rider
* ''Film/CassandrasDream'' (2007) as Ian Blane
* ''Film/AngelsAndDemons'' (2009) as Camerlengo Patrick [=McKenna=]
* ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris'' (2009) as Phillip Morris
* ''Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats'' (2009) as Bob Wilton
* ''Film/TheGhostWriter'' (2010) as the Ghost Writer
* ''[[Film/NannyMcPhee Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang]]'' (2010) as Rory Green
* ''Film/JackbootsOnWhitehall'' (2010) as Chris (voice)
* ''Literature/SalmonFishingInTheYemen'' (2012) as Dr. Alfred Jones
* ''Film/TheImpossible'' (2012) as Henry Bennett
* ''Film/JackTheGiantSlayer'' (2013) as Elmont
* ''Theatre/AugustOsageCounty'' (2013) as Bill Fordham
* ''Film/AMillionWaysToDieInTheWest'' (2014) in a [[TheCameo cameo]] as Cowboy at Fair
* ''Film/{{Mortdecai}}'' (2015) as Inspector Alistair Martland
* ''Literature/AmericanPastoral'' (2016) as Seymour "Swede" Levov (also directed)
* ''Film/{{Beauty and the Beast|2017}}'' (2017) as Lumière
* ''Film/ChristopherRobin'' (2018) as Christopher Robin


[[folder: Television roles ]]

* ''Series/{{Fargo}}'': Emmit and Ray Stussy


[[folder: Theatre roles ]]

* ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'': Sky (2005-2007, London)
* ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'': Iago (2007-2008, London)

!! Tropes associated with his work:
* DyeingForYourArt: He's a brunette. Note his blond hair in ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris''.
* FakeAmerican: He's Scottish, but frequently plays American characters.
* IAmNotSpock: Or, in his case, he is 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 ''Star Wars'' prequels. He's gone on to say that he'd be willing to return to the role and explore what happened to Obi-Wan in the gap between the two trilogies. There is a recent statement that he was happy when he reprised his role in Episode VII.
* OneForTheMoneyOneForTheArt: 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'' and French accent in ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' do waver from time to time.
* PlayingTheirOwnTwin: [=McGregor=] portrays twins Emmit and Ray Stussy in the third season of ''Series/{{Fargo}}''. He also portrays both Tom Lincoln and his clone Lincoln Six Echo in ''Film/TheIsland''.
* PromotedFanboy: "I've been waiting nearly twenty years to have my own light saber. Nothing's cooler than being a Jedi Knight." Purportedly, he had trouble filming the action scenes because he wouldn't stop making lightsaber sounds. Denis Lawson, who played [[EnsembleDarkhorse Wedge]] [[BadassNormal Antilles]] in the original trilogy, is his uncle.
* StarMakingRole: His roles as Renton in ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels made him famous.
* TypeCasting: He turned down the role of Film/JamesBond in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' so this wouldn't happen.