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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Birthday, Ewan!

Ewan McGregor is the birthday boy today! Hahaha.......
And here I am wishing him the very best, as I choose to gush about his greatness, the die-hard fan that I am, of this hugely talented Scottish actor.
Ewan McGregor, who turns 41 today, has acted in some of the most pathbreaking movies and has established his reputation as an actor of renown. He has bagged as much critical acclaim as popularity. His star appeal is largely because of the characters he has played on-screen, and not for his off-screen exploits which are known to provide some lesser actors an overnight popularity that is difficult to retain.

Here's a list of Ewan McGregor flicks
that I have seen till date:
Brassed Off
The Serpent's Kiss
A Life Less Ordinary
Little Voice
Rogue Trader
Moulin Rouge!
Black Hawk Down
Down with Love
Young Adam
Big Fish
The Island
Miss Potter
Cassandra's Dream
I Love You Phillip Morris
Angels and Demons
The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Ghost Writer
Perfect Sense


Imran said...

I think Ewan McGregor comes close only to Jude Law and Leonardo DiCaprio - from amongst his peers - in terms of the sheer variety of roles, when one has a look at the various kinds of films in his filmography.

mehul said...

Ewan McGregor rocks!
May he be seen in many more interesting films, I wish him the best in life.

Raghav said...

Ewan is my favorite too.
I like him in the intense roles as well as in the breezy, wistful roles.
But, Anindo, I am surprised to see that your select filmography has not included Ewan McGregor's successful stint as Obi-Wan Kenobi in three of the Star Wars films (the prequels).

aniruddh said...

I have been a fan of Ewan McGregor ever since I saw him in Trainspotting, and Young Adam.
Wish him lots of happiness.

Piyush said...

Ewan McGregor ranks high on my list of favorite actors as well, alongside Jude Law, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Gosling, and the late Heath Ledger.

Vishesh said...

Can't wait to check him out in 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen', coming sooooooooon!

Saahil said...

Yeah, I completely agree. Feels great to note that I have seen most of Ewan McGregor's films.
Recently, I saw Ewan in 'The Pillow Book', a 1996 film, and I was simply stunned by his uninhibited performance.
Other than 'Trainspotting', 'Young Adam', and 'The Pillow Book', I was also much impressed by 'Velvet Goldmine', where he played the character called Curt Wild.
Long live Ewan!

shiv said...

Well deserved b'day post for Ewan:)
Belated greetings from me as well.

Ronnit said...

I too love this guy......
recently saw him in 'Perfect Sense', the brooding, morbid film is watchable largely because of him.

Avi said...

Reading this post almost a year after, but am glad to find that I have seen all the titles listed here. In fact, I have seen more! :)
Recently, I saw the movie 'The Impossible', and Ewan McGregor is seen once again giving a power-packed performance. He seems so effortless that many a time his performance goes unsung. That's a true hero for me!