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Ewan McGregor stars in "I Love You Phillip Morris" as the title character, opposite Jim Carrey.

Ewan McGregor is known for successfully portraying an array of diverse characters. From his breakthrough role as his the heroin-addicted Mark Renton in Irvine Welsh's "Trainspotting," to the legendary Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace," to starring as Christian opposite Nicole Kidman in the Oscar and BAFTA award winning musical "Moulin Rouge" directed by Baz Luhrmann, McGregor has proven himself as a true actor time and again. In 2011 he can been seen starring opposite Christopher Plummer in "The Beginners" and in the Steven Soderburgh film "Haywire." He will also be seen in "Salmon Fishing in the Yeme" alongside Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film, directed by Lasse Hallstrom, is a satirical comedy adaptation of the Paul Torday novel about British Society. McGregor is also in "The Impossibl" with Naomi Watts, a drama based around a true story set during and after the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004. In addition, he was recently cast in "The Man Who Killed Don Quijote" starring opposite Robert Duvall.

McGregor was last seen as the reputable author hired to write the memoirs of controversial former British Prime Minister Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan) in Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer." Other film credits include Marc Forster's supernatural thriller, "Stay," alongside Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling, Michael Bay's "The Island" (2005) alongside Scarlett Johanssen, Djimon Hounsou and Steve Buscemi, the animated films "Robots" (Dir. Chris Wedge) and "Valiant" (Dir. Gary Chapman), "Scenes of a Sexual Nature" (Dir. Edward Blum), "Miss Potter" (Dir. Chris Noonan), Woody Allen's "Cassandra's Dream" (2008), "Incendiary," "The Tourist," " Angels and Demons" and "Amelia." He also starred in Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down" and went on to film "Young Adam" with Peter Mullan and Tilda Swinton, for which he received a London Film Critics Circle Awards nomination.

McGregor starred in the BAFTA award winning "Shallow Grave" as the romantic lead as a French adventurer Julien Sorel in the BBC's production of "Scarlet and Black." "Shallow Grave" was named Best Film at the 1994 Dinard Film Festival and the film won the 1994 BAFTA Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film of the Year and the BAFTA Scotland Award for Best Feature Film.

McGregor's portrayal of Alex Law earned him the Hitchcock D'Argent Best Actor Award and a nomination for Best Actor at the BAFTA Scotland Awards, as well as laying the roots for a highly successful partnership with the director, Danny Boyle. McGregor then went on to portray the shifty London drug-dealer Dean Raymond opposite an up-and-coming Catherine Zeta-Jones, followed by his first solo male lead in Peter Greenaway's erotic art-house film "The Pillow Book."

He was reunited with director Danny Boyle in "A Life Less Ordinary," with Cameron Diaz, a role which won him the Best British Actor award (for the third time running) in the 1997 Empire Movie Awards. Also in 1997, McGregor received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role in the "ER" episode, "The Long Way Round." He also played opposite Michael Stipe in the glam rock film, "Velvet Goldmine," followed by a portrayal of the infamous trader Nick Leeson and his spectacular fall from grace in "Rogue Trader" opposite Anna Friel. He teamed up again with "Brassed Off" director Mark Herman in the Golden Globe-winning "Little Voice," alongside Jane Horrocks and Michael Caine.

McGregor landed part of Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace," the legendary role once played by Sir Alec Guinness. Director George Lucas then invited him back to star in the sequels: "Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones" (2002) and "Star Wars: Episode III" (2005).

In 2002, McGregor filmed "Down With Love" opposite Rene Zellweger and then Tim Burton's "Big Fish" (2003), alongside Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Alison Lohman, Jessica Lange and Danny DeVito.

McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland. He now currently resides with his wife and three children in Los Angeles.



EWAN MCGREGOR: FACTS

How tall is Ewan McGregor? How old is Ewan McGregor? Where does Ewan McGregor live? Find out here.

Age: 43 years old
Birthday: March 31, 1971
Height: 5' 10 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Ewan Gordon McGregor
Birthplace: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Current Residence: Los Angeles, CA
Wife: Eve Mavrakis (7/22/1995, 3 children)





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