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->''"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.

[[AC: List Of (Some) Works]]
* ''Film/ShallowGrave'': Alex
* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'': Renton
* ''Literature/ThePillowBook'': Jerome
* ''Film/{{Emma}}'': Frank Churchill
* ''Film/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/TheForceAwakens'' (voice only)
* ''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
* ''Film/{{Stay}}'': Sam

[[AC:Theatre roles]]
* ''Theatre/GuysAndDolls'': Sky (2005-2007, London)
* ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'': Iago (2007-2008, London)
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!! Tropes:
* ActingForTwo: Will portray twins in the upcoming third season of ''Series/{{Fargo}}''.
* DyeingForYourArt: He's a brunette. Note his blond hair in ''Film/ILoveYouPhillipMorris''.
* FakeAmerican: He's Scottish, but frequently plays American characters.
* IAmNotSpock: [=McGregor=] 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.
%%* {{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." 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: Renton ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'' and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the ''Film/StarWars Prequels'' made him famous.
* TookTheBadFilmSeriously: His performance as Obi-Wan Kenobi is often regarded as the best part of the ''Star Wars'' prequels for this reason.
* TypeCasting: He turned down the role of Film/JamesBond in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' so this wouldn't happen.
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