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Ewan McGregor, Alec Guinness

Ewan McGregor [10]

Born:March 31, 1971 (50)
Filmography Rating:7.46 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.02 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.19 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:70.60%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace [1999](28) => Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones [2002](31) => Obi-Wan Kenobi
The Island [2005](34) => Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln
Robots [2005](34) => Rodney Copperbottom (voice)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith [2005](34) => Obi-Wan Kenobi
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [2015](44) => Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice) (uncredited)
Beauty and the Beast [2017](46) => Lumière
Christopher Robin [2018](47) => Christopher Robin
Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker [2019](48) => Obi-Wan Kenobi (voice)
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn [2020](49) => Roman Sionis

Trivia that mentions this person:
Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi [2018]
  • Ewan McGregor expressed his interest to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in this film. Rian Johnson wanted to include him, but could not find a place in the story to naturally insert the character.
  • According to Rian Johnson, Laura Dern could not resist saying "pew pew pew!" when she was required to fire a blaster. This is similar to Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen in the prequels: both had a habit of making lightsaber noises while they dueled.
    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones [2002]
  • Like Ewan McGregor did in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Hayden Christensen made "lightsaber noises" the first time he was handed one in rehearsal. After chuckling at the young star's antics, George Lucas informed him that they probably had people in Sound Effects who could do a better job in post production.
  • Was shot on exactly the same stages as Moulin Rouge!, also starring Ewan McGregor
    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: Special Edition [2004]
  • Denis Lawson, who played Wedge Antilles (his name is misspelt in the credits as "Dennis Lawson"), is the uncle of Ewan McGregor, who plays Obi-Wan Kenobi in the three prequels.
    Transformers [2007]
  • Ewan McGregor was considered to voice Bumblebee and Ratchet.
    Robots [2005]
  • At one point, a voicebox with a recording of Darth Vader's voice is found. Ewan McGregor, the voice of Rodney Copperbottom, played a young Obi-wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, the third of which being released in 2005, the same year as this film.
    Ant-Man [2015]
  • Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Ewan McGregor were all in the running for the role of Scott Lang.
    Suicide Squad: Extended Cut [2016]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, Matthew McConaughey, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, Keanu Reeves, Oscar Isaac, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Matt Damon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alexander Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Robert Pattinson, Michael Fassbender, Joel Kinnaman and Jon Hamm were considered for the role of Deadshot. Kinnaman would later be cast as Rick Flag.
    Doctor Strange [2016]
  • Colin Farrell, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hardy, Ethan Hawke, Jack Huston, Oscar Isaac, Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Keanu Reeves, Justin Theroux, Jon Hamm, Johnny Depp & Joseph Gordon-Levitt were all considered or rumored for the role of Stephen Strange.
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [2015]
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Gosling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor, Robert Pattinson, Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Kinnaman, Russell Crowe, Chris Pine, Ryan Reynolds and Jon Hamm were all considered to play Napoleon Solo.
    Beauty and the Beast [2017]
  • Ewan McGregor performed Lumière's "Be Our Guest" dances in motion-capture. However, he was embarrassed at wearing the motion-capture suit, and couldn't dance properly, unless he was completely alone with the filming crew.
  • According to Ewan McGregor, the hardest part about playing Lumière was getting the character's French accent right, although his wife [?] Eve Mavrakis is French. He said his voice ended up sounding Mexican instead of French, so he had to redo his dialogue after filming had completed.
    The Matrix [1999]
  • Ewan McGregor was offered, but turned down, the part of Neo to work on Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Leonardo DiCaprio was also considered for the role of Neo. As was Tom Cruise.
    Ocean's Eleven [2001]
  • Ewan McGregor was considered for the role of Basher.
    Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn [2020]
  • At one point, Harley suffers a concussion and dreams herself into a classic musical interlude in which she plays Marilyn Monroe singing "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend." The whole thing is an homage to 1953's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. In amusingly meta touch, this isn't the first time Ewan McGregor has appeared in an adaptation of that number. It was also featured in Moulin Rouge!, with McGregor's character falling in love with Nicole Kidman's Satine during the song, Nicole Kidman was in Batman Forever (1995). She played a psychiatrist.
  • Before Ewan McGregor was cast as Black Mask, Nicolas Cage, Sharlto Copley and Sam Rockwell were considered to play Black Mask. Rockwell passed on the role, but was considered the "archetype" for the casting.
    Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker [2019]
  • Among the Jedi voices Rey hears during the "all Jedi" scene are: Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), Luminara Unduli (Olivia d'Abo), Ahsoka Tano ([?] Ashley Eckstein), Aayla Secura (Jennifer Hale), Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson), younger Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), older Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness via digitally altered archive audio), Yoda (Frank Oz), Adi Gallia ([?] Angelique Perrin), Kanan Jarrus (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
    The Island [2005]
  • Tom Lincoln is from Scotland, and has a liking for custom sport bikes - these character traits are based on those of Ewan McGregor.
  • Michael Bay recalled the scene where Lincoln Six Echo and Tom Lincoln fight, as long and tedious to shoot, since it took half an hour to change Ewan McGregor's clothes between each shot so he could play both characters.
    Ice Age [2002]
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Knoxville, Dave Foley, Adam Sandler, Michael J. Fox, Ewan McGregor, Jerry Seinfeld, Billy Crystal, Eric Idle & Danny DeVito were all considered for the role of Sid before John Leguizamo was cast.