Ewan McGregor

Biography: This winsome, stage-trained Scotsman rose to prominence after roles in two movies directed by Danny Boyle: the 1994 comic thriller Shallow Grave and the 1996 heroin-addiction tale Trainspotting. In both films, McGregor captivated with his portrayals of two very flawed yet undeniably charming characters. His career flourished after he won widespread attention as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the much-ballyhooed reboot of the Star Wars trilogy. The blockbuster franchise continued to keep him busy between 1999 and 2005. As his fame quickly grew, he found time to appear in a number of more offbeat projects. He portrayed legendary Irish author James Joyce in Nora (2000), flexed his vocal chords opposite Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge (2001), spun seductive Southern tales in Big Fish (2003), and explored adultery in Young Adam (2003). In 2007, he embarked on a motorcycle trip through Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi for a documentary called Long Way Down. His travels helped raise awarenessThis winsome, stage-trained Scotsman rose to prominence after roles in two movies directed by Danny Boyle: the 1994 comic thriller Shallow Grave and the 1996 heroin-addiction tale Trainspotting. In both films, McGregor captivated with his portrayals of two very flawed yet undeniably charming characters. His career flourished after he won widespread attention as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the much-ballyhooed reboot of the Star Wars trilogy. The blockbuster franchise continued to keep him busy between 1999 and 2005. As his fame quickly grew, he found time to appear in a number of more offbeat projects. He portrayed legendary Irish author James Joyce in Nora (2000), flexed his vocal chords opposite Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge (2001), spun seductive Southern tales in Big Fish (2003), and explored adultery in Young Adam (2003). In 2007, he embarked on a motorcycle trip through Ethiopia, Uganda and Malawi for a documentary called Long Way Down. His travels helped raise awareness of the humanitarian efforts of UNICEF. After his charitable journey ended, he returned to his stage roots, impressing London theatergoers in West End's revival of Guys and Dolls and a Donmar Warehouse's production of Othello. Soon back to work on the silver screen, he resumed choosing films that fell across a wide range of genres. Off-screen, the heartthrob eschews the typical Hollywood party lifestyle and leads a private life with his wife, production designer Eve Mavrakis, and their children. Expand

Ewan McGregor's Scores

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  • TV
Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 83 Trainspotting
Lowest Metascore: 27 Mortdecai
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 54
  2. Negative: 6 out of 54
54 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
60 Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) Feb 7, 2020 Black Mask / Roman Sionis 5.4
59 Doctor Sleep Nov 8, 2019 Dan Torrance / Danny Torrance 7.1
60 Christopher Robin Aug 3, 2018 Christopher Robin 7.4
39 Zoe Jul 20, 2018 Cole 6.1
65 Beauty and the Beast Mar 17, 2017 Lumière 6.7
67 T2 Trainspotting Mar 17, 2017 Renton / Renton 7.3
72 Gimme Danger Oct 28, 2016 Curt Wild 8.4
43 American Pastoral Oct 21, 2016 Director / Seymour 'Swede' Levov / Seymour 'Swede' Levov / Swede Levov 6.0
57 Our Kind of Traitor Jul 1, 2016 Perry / Perry Makepeace 6.3
67 Last Days in the Desert May 13, 2016 Jesus / Jesus / Jesus / Jesus 5.8
64 Miles Ahead Apr 1, 2016 Dave Brill / Dave Brill 6.3
49 Jane Got a Gun Jan 29, 2016 Colin McCann / Colin McCann / John Bishop 5.2
tbd Humpback Whales Feb 13, 2015 Narrator tbd
27 Mortdecai Jan 23, 2015 Inspector Martland / Inspector Martland / Martland 3.4
49 Son of a Gun Jan 23, 2015 Brendan / Brendan / Brendan Lynch / Brendan Lynch tbd
58 August: Osage County Dec 25, 2013 Bill Fordham / Bill Fordham / Bill Fordham / Bill Fordham tbd
tbd Charge May 20, 2013 Narrator 7.2
51 Jack the Giant Slayer Mar 1, 2013 Cast / Elmont 6.0
73 The Impossible Dec 21, 2012 Henry / Henry 7.8
58 Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Mar 9, 2012 Fred Jones / Fred Jones / Fred Jones / Fred Jones tbd
55 Perfect Sense Feb 3, 2012 Michael 6.8
67 Haywire Jan 20, 2012 Principal Cast 7.2
81 Beginners Jun 3, 2011 Oliver 8.1
65 I Love You Phillip Morris Dec 3, 2010 Phillip Morris / Phillip Morris tbd
52 Nanny McPhee Returns Aug 20, 2010 Mr. Green / Rory Green 5.3
77 The Ghost Writer Feb 19, 2010 The Ghost 7.4
54 The Men Who Stare at Goats Nov 6, 2009 Bob Wilton 6.4
37 Amelia Oct 23, 2009 Gene Vidal 5.8
48 Angels & Demons May 15, 2009 Camerlengo Patrick McKenna 6.2
31 Deception Apr 25, 2008 Jonathan McQuarry / Jonathan McQuarry 4.9