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Bio For: Ewan McGregor
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Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, EWAN MCGREGOR (Alistair Martland) consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scope.

McGregor recently took his formidable talents to the stage, making his Broadway debut as 'Henry' in Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold, opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal. The play began preview performances on October 2, and officially opened on October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre in New York.

On the big screen, he will next be seen playing dual roles in Rodrigo Garcia's Last Days in the Desert, out later this year, where he plays both a demon and a holy man on a journey through the desert.

McGregor's upcoming film roles include starring in Gavin O'Connor's Jane Got a Gun, out February 20, where he plays the leader of an outlaw gang. The film also stars Natalie Portman and Joel Edgerton. Among McGregor's additional upcoming film roles are the action crime-drama Son of a Gun where he plays a notorious criminal who has escaped from prison, and the political thriller Our Kind of Traitor opposite Stellan Skarsgard.

McGregor recently wrapped production on the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, opposite Don Cheadle and Zoe Saldana. BiFrost Pictures will produce the film and Cheadle will direct.

Among his more recent film roles was John Wells' film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer-and Tony-winning play August: Osage County opposite Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and was released by The Weinstein Company on December 25th, 2013. McGregor also starred in The Impossible, a drama based on a true story of one family's terrifying account of the 2004 tsunami and the compelling events as they fought to survive in the face of disaster, and Beginners, opposite Christopher Plummer, and based on director Mike Mills' personal story, where he portrayed a man coming to terms with his dying father's latent homosexuality.

McGregor also garnered terrific acclaim for his performance in Lasse Hallstrom's moving film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen alongside Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and garnered McGregor a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination.

From his breakthrough role as the heroin-addicted Mark Renton in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting, to the legendary 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, to starring as 'Christian' opposite Nicole Kidman in the Oscar and BAFTA award-winning musical Moulin Rouge, McGregor's career has been highlighted by a continuous string of bold and daring performances. His diverse film credits include: Steven Soderberghs Haywire; Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer, opposite Pierce Brosnan; Amelia, starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere; Jack the Giant Slayer with Stanley Tucci; Ron Howard's Angels and Demons with Tom Hanks; the comedy I Love You Phillip Morris opposite Jim Carrey; Deception, also starring Michelle Williams and Hugh Jackman; the drama romance, Incendiary; Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream; the biography drama, Miss Potter; Scenes of a Sexual Nature, directed by Edward Blum; Marc Forster's supernatural thriller, Stay, alongside Naomi Watts and Ryan Gosling; Michael Bay's The Island with Scarlett Johanssen, Djimon Hounsou and Steve Buscemi; Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith; the animated films Robots directed by Chris Wedge, and Valiant directed by Gary Chapman; Tim Burton's Big Fish alongside Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Alison Lohman, Jessica Lange and Danny DeVito; Young Adam with Peter Mullan and Tilda Swinton, for which he received a London Film Critics Circle Awards nomination; Down With Love opposite Renee Zellweger; Ridley Scott's historical drama Black Hawk Down; Rogue Trader; the Golden Globe-winning film Little Voice, alongside Jane Horrocks and Michael Caine; and the glam rock film, Velvet Goldmine.

McGregor received critical acclaim for his role in Danny Boyle's A Life Less Ordinary, for which he won the Best British Actor Award (for the third time running) at the 1997 Empire Movie Awards. For his role in the BAFTA award-winning Shallow Grave, McGregor was honored with the Hitchcock D'Argent Best Actor Award and a nomination for Best Actor at the BAFTA Scotland Awards. On television, McGregor was lauded by critics, and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor for his episodic role in the NBC television series ER.

McGregor is a devoted and influential philanthropist, and serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. Additionally, he was the face of the global British luxury lifestyle brand Belstaff.

McGregor was born in Perth, Scotland and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Movies For: Ewan McGregor
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AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (R) On Video: 4/8/2014 At Theaters: 12/27/2013
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13) On Video: 6/18/2013 At Theaters: 3/1/2013
THE IMPOSSIBLE (PG-13) On Video: 4/23/2013 At Theaters: 12/21/2012
SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN (PG-13) On Video: 7/17/2012 At Theaters: 3/9/2012
PERFECT SENSE On Video: 5/22/2012 At Theaters: 2/10/2012
HAYWIRE (R) On Video: 5/1/2012 At Theaters: 1/20/2012
BEGINNERS (R) On Video: 11/15/2011 At Theaters: 6/3/2011
I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS (R) On Video: 4/5/2011 At Theaters: 12/3/2010
THE GHOST WRITER (PG-13) On Video: 8/3/2010 At Theaters: 3/19/2010
THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS (R) On Video: 3/23/2010 At Theaters: 11/6/2009
AMELIA (PG) On Video: 2/2/2010 At Theaters: 10/23/2009
ANGELS & DEMONS (PG-13) On Video: 11/24/2009 At Theaters: 5/15/2009
DECEPTION (R) On Video: 9/23/2008 At Theaters: 4/25/2008
MISS POTTER (PG) On Video: 6/19/2007 At Theaters: 1/12/2007
ALEX RIDER: OPERATION STORMBREAKER (PG) On Video: 5/22/2007 At Theaters: 10/13/2006
STAY (R) On Video: 3/28/2006 At Theaters: 10/21/2005
THE ISLAND (PG-13) On Video: 12/13/2005 At Theaters: 7/22/2005
VALIANT (G) On Video: 12/13/2005 At Theaters: 8/19/2005
On Video: 11/8/2005 At Theaters: 5/19/2005
ROBOTS (PG) On Video: 9/27/2005 At Theaters: 3/11/2005
BIG FISH (PG-13) On Video: 4/27/2004 At Theaters: 1/9/2004
DOWN WITH LOVE (PG-13) On Video: 10/7/2003 At Theaters: 5/16/2003
On Video: 11/12/2002 At Theaters: 5/16/2002
BLACK HAWK DOWN (R) On Video: 6/11/2002 At Theaters: 1/18/2002
MOULIN ROUGE (PG-13) On Video: 12/18/2001 At Theaters: 6/1/2001
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (R) On Video: 5/23/2000 At Theaters: 1/28/2000
STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE (PG) On Video: 11/9/1999 At Theaters: 2/10/2012
LITTLE VOICE (R) On Video: 6/15/1999 At Theaters: 12/11/1998
NIGHTWATCH (R) On Video: 9/22/1998 At Theaters: 4/16/1998
A LIFE LESS ORDINARY (R) On Video: 3/10/1998 At Theaters: 10/24/1997
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