What’s better than Ewan McGregor? Ewan McGregor and puppies!
He turns 46-years-old today and is looking as yummy as ever. He can do Dramas, Comedies, and Musicals. Stage, Screen, Television. He even directs. McGregor has two films playing in theatres right now, Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, playing some sort of singing candlestick, and T2 Trainspotting reprising his role of Mark “Rent Boy” Renton from the original 1996 film.
Have you ever seen his two motorcycle themed documentaries Long Way Round (2005) where he circles the globe, east to west, on a motorbike with his mate Charley Boorman, and Long Way Down (2007) where the team do it again, north to south? Plus, Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission (2012) in which he travels by motorbike, boat, plane and foot to deliver vaccines to children in remote parts of India, Nepal and the Republic of Congo? That trip was part of his work as a UNICEF Ambassador.
Ten Essential McGregor Performances:
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Little Voice (1998)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Down With Love (2003)
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
The Ghost Writer (2010)
August: Osage County (2013)
And don’t forget, you can see the entire McGregor in The Pillow Book (1996), and he goes man-on-man with Christian Bale in gay director Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine and with Jim Carrey in I Love You Phillip Morris.
Coming in just three weeks: season three of FX’s Fargo with McGregor playing twins! That’s two McGregors for the price of one!