Ewan McGregor rose to prominence with his portrayal of heroin-addict Mark Renton in the modern British classic 'Trainspotting.' He gained worldwide recognition when he won the coveted role of legendary Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the highly anticipated (yet highly disappointing) Star Wars prequels. Perhaps the most famous actor to come out of Scotland since Sean Connery, McGregor is known for his boyish good looks, his dulcet singing voice, and his willingness to do completely nude scenes in many of his movies.
Ewan Gordon McGregor, OBE (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 (-), 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 (200507) and Othello (200708). McGregor was ranked No. 36 on Empire magazine's 'The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time' list in 1997.
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