Ewan McGregor has a very eclectic résumé. From junkie to Jedi master. From British indie movies to big blockbusters. His smile has belonged to protagonists capable of making half the planet or despicable villains fall in love. Danny Boyle, George Lucas, Juan Antonio Bayona, Ridley Scott, Baz Luhrmann, David Mackenzie, Ron Howard, … And the list goes on. In almost three decades he has garnered a fine collection of awards and recognition for his work. The nomination of the Academy for the moment resists him, he will arrive. He merits he has to win an Oscar.
The Scottish actor turns 50 today, a figure indicated to review his life and his extensive film career.
He has dared with all styles and with all kinds of roles. He has left iconic characters on the big screen. Everyone will remember that Renton running through Edinburgh, or Christian, the epitome of romanticism, or young Edward Bloom surrounded by yellow daffodils. But, if there is one role that has raised him to the top (and has taken him to a galaxy very, very far away) it is Obi-Wan Kenobi. The three appearances in Episodes I, II and III have been the occasions in which McGregor has been the cover of FOTOGRAMAS, always in good company. It has been more than twenty years incarnating the great mentor, and there are still Jedi for a while.
Today he turns 50 and the actor deserves all possible recognition. Here is our review of 50 images of a life and career that we have admired. May the Force be with you, Ewan!