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Ewan McGregor

Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge! (2001), and storyteller Edward Bloom in Tim Burton's Big Fish (2003). He has also received critical acclaim for his starring roles in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls (2005–07) and Othello (2007–08). McGregor was ranked No. 36 on Empire magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in 1997. Born in the Royal Infirmary in Perth, Scotland, McGregor was brought up in the nearby small town of Crieff, where he attended the independent Morrison's Academy. His mother, Carole Diane (née Lawson), is a teacher and school administrator, and his father, James Charles Stewart "Jim" McGregor, is a physical education teacher. He has an older brother, Colin, who is a former Tornado GR4 pilot in the Royal Air Force. He is the nephew of actor Denis Lawson and the late actress Sheila Gish, and the step-cousin of the late actress Lou Gish. McGregor

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Doing his best Freddie Mercury impersonation, former ginger star Ewan McGregor was almost unrecognizable in West Hollywood on Tuesday.Decked out in a new jet black 'do, '70s porn stache and… READ MORE >

Ewan McGregor -- Count Me In for New 'Star Wars' Flicks

Ewan McGregor
Count Me In for New 'Star Wars' Flicks

Obi-Wan Kenobi WILL be returning to the new "Star Wars" movies -- at least if Ewan McGregor has any say ... telling TMZ, he'd happily reprise his role as the Jedi Master in the next… READ MORE >

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Ewan McGregor Is a Priceless Piece of Art?!

Ewan McGregor Is a
Priceless Piece of Art?!

Here is Ewan McGregor, 41, at a movie premiere earlier this week (left) --  and a self-portrait painted by Vincent Van Gogh back in 1887 (right).We're just sayin'. READ MORE >

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Ewan vs. Chace: Who'd You Rather?

Ewan vs. Chace
Who'd You Rather?

Ewan McGregor and Chace Crawford both showed up to the same event in NYC on Wednesday.Question is ...  READ MORE >

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