Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor

Highest Rated: 100% Humpback Whales (2015)

Lowest Rated: 9% Eye of the Beholder (1999)

Birthday: Mar 31, 1971

Birthplace: Perth, Scotland, UK

In perhaps one of the fastest rises in Hollywood, actor Ewan McGregor emerged onto the scene six months shy of graduating drama school to star in his first miniseries. A mere two years later, he was the toast of the independent circuit with his brave performance in Danny Boyle's highly regarded "Trainspotting" (1996), which propelled the young actor to stardom virtually overnight. Ever since his acclaimed portrait of a heroin addict struggling to put his drug days behind him, McGregor was a consistent presence in features like "Emma" (1996) and "A Life Less Ordinary" (1997) as well as blockbusters like smash musical, "Moulin Rouge" (2001). Never shy to speak his mind, he routinely lambasted big budget Hollywood movies, only to find himself playing one of the most beloved characters in one of the most popular film franchise of all time. As Obi-Wan Kenobi in the three "Star Wars" prequels - "The Phantom Menace" (1999), "Attack of the Clones" (2002) and "Revenge of the Sith" (2005) - McGregor deftly channeled the character created by Sir Alec Guinness, while at the same time making it his own. Alternating between smaller indies such as Mike Mills' "Beginners" (2010) and "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" (2012) with mainstream features ranging from dysfunctional family drama "August: Osage County" (2013) to Disney's live-action "Beauty and the Beast" (2017), McGregor remained a viable performer capable of playing just about any role he wished.

Highest rated movies

Trainspotting
Beginners
The Ghost Writer
Emma
T2 Trainspotting
The Impossible
Haywire
Brassed Off

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 91% Pinocchio Cricket (Voice) - 2022
23% 92% The Birthday Cake Father Kelly (Character) - 2021
79% 78% Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Roman Sionis (Character) $84.1M 2020
78% 89% Doctor Sleep Dan Torrance (Character) $31.6M 2019
72% 83% Christopher Robin Christopher Robin (Character) $99.2M 2018
32% 59% Zoe Cole (Character) - 2018
81% 78% T2 Trainspotting Renton (Character) $2.4M 2017
71% 80% Beauty and the Beast Lumière (Character) $504.0M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bug: Life and Times of the People's Car Unknown (Character) - 2016
23% 30% American Pastoral Seymour "Swede" Levov (Character),
Director
$541.5K 2016
72% 50% Our Kind of Traitor Perry (Character) $3.2M 2016
74% 57% Miles Ahead Dave Braden (Character) $2.6M 2016
42% 37% Jane Got a Gun John Bishop (Character) $1.5M 2016
100% 85% Humpback Whales Narrator - 2015
76% 45% Last Days in the Desert Jesus (Character) - 2015
62% 63% Son of a Gun Brendan (Character) - 2015
12% 30% Mortdecai Alistair Martland (Character) $7.7M 2015
33% 41% A Million Ways to Die in the West Cowboy at Fair (Character) $42.6M 2014
67% 65% August: Osage County Bill Fordham (Character) $37.7M 2013
52% 55% Jack the Giant Slayer Elmont (Character) - 2013
81% 84% The Impossible Henry (Character) $19.0M 2012
No Score Yet 80% Fastest Narrator - 2011
No Score Yet 73% Charge Narrator - 2011
67% 64% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Dr. Alfred Jones (Character) $73.0K 2011
58% 60% Perfect Sense Michael (Character) $1.6K 2011
80% 41% Haywire Kenneth (Character) $201.7K 2011
44% 26% Jackboots on Whitehall Chris (Voice) - 2010
85% 77% Beginners Oliver (Character) $5.8M 2010
75% 55% Nanny McPhee Returns Rory Green (Character) $29.0M 2010
84% 70% The Ghost Writer The Ghost (Character) $15.5M 2010
71% 61% I Love You Phillip Morris Phillip Morris (Character) $2.0M 2009
51% 39% The Men Who Stare at Goats Bob Wilton (Character) $32.4M 2009
20% 31% Amelia Gene Vidal (Character) $14.2M 2009
37% 57% Angels & Demons Camerlengo Patrick McKenna (Character) $133.4M 2009
20% 34% Incendiary Jasper Black (Character) - 2008
11% 31% Deception Jonathan McQuarry (Character) $4.6M 2008
No Score Yet 67% Troy's Story: The Legend of Superbike Champion Troy Bayliss Narrator - 2008
46% 49% Cassandra's Dream Ian Blaine (Character) $969.6K 2007
50% 49% Scenes of a Sexual Nature Billy (Character) - 2006
68% 68% Miss Potter Norman Warne (Character) $3.0M 2006
35% 53% Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Ian Rider (Character) $652.5K 2006
No Score Yet 86% The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid Narrator - 2006
26% 70% Stay Dr. Sam Foster (Character) $3.6M 2005
32% 29% Valiant Valiant (Voice) $19.5M 2005
No Score Yet 50% The Island Lincoln Six-Echo (Character) $35.8M 2005
79% 66% Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith Obi-Wan Kenobi (Character) $380.3M 2005
64% 53% Robots Rodney Copperbottom (Voice) - 2005
39% 63% The Island Unknown (Character) - 2005
62% 49% Young Adam Joe Taylor (Character) $767.2K 2003
53% 90% Faster Narrator - 2003
75% 89% Big Fish Young Edward Bloom (Character) $66.3M 2003
60% 62% Down With Love Catcher Block (Character) $20.3M 2003
66% 56% Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones Obi-Wan Kenobi (Character) $310.7M 2002
77% 88% Black Hawk Down Grimes (Character) $108.6M 2001
76% 89% Moulin Rouge Christian (Character) $57.4M 2001
64% 39% Nora James Joyce (Character),
Co-Producer
$12.3K 2000
No Score Yet 66% Tube Tales Director - 1999
30% 52% Rogue Trader Nick Leeson (Character) - 1999
51% 59% Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace Obi-Wan Kenobi (Character) $474.5M 1999
9% 32% Eye of the Beholder The Eye (Character) $16.5M 1999
27% 46% Nightwatch Martin Bells (Character) $1.2M 1998
79% 74% Little Voice Billy (Character) $4.6M 1998
60% 80% Velvet Goldmine Curt Wild (Character) $1.0M 1998
No Score Yet 84% Desserts Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 39% The Serpent's Kiss Meneer Chrome (Character) - 1997
41% 59% A Life Less Ordinary Robert Lewis (Character) $4.3M 1997
80% 79% Brassed Off Andy (Character) $2.6M 1996
83% 77% Emma Frank Churchill (Character) $22.2M 1996
67% 80% The Pillow Book Jerome (Character) $2.4M 1996
90% 93% Trainspotting Mark "Rent-boy" Renton (Character) $16.6M 1996
71% 83% Shallow Grave Alex Law (Character) $1.7M 1995
No Score Yet 56% Blue Juice Dean Raymond (Character) $2.8K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doggin' Around Tom Clayton (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Scarlet and the Black Unknown (Character) - 1993

TV

Credit
77% 65% Obi-Wan Kenobi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Character),
Executive Producer
2022
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016-2017 2022
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2020 2022
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013 2015-2017 2019 2021-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017 2021
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017-2018 2020-2021
66% 80% Halston Halston (Character),
Executive Producer
2021
100% 84% Long Way Up Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
2020
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2011-2012 2015-2017 2020
No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2020
82% 15% A Little Late With Lilly Singh Guest 2019
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012 2016 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012-2013 2015 2018-2019
No Score Yet 100% Nature Narrator 2019
No Score Yet 6% The View Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highlands: Wild Heart of Scotland Narrator 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2017
93% 84% Fargo Emmit Stussy/Ray Stussy (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Islands on the Edge Narrator 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hebrides: Islands on the Edge Narrator 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission Host 2012
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet 68% Top Gear Guest 2006
No Score Yet 84% ER Duncan Stewart (Guest Star) 1997
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1996