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hiddleasaurus ([personal profile] hiddleasaurus) wrote2010-02-06 11:20 pm

Five Roles Ewan McGregor was Born to Play

No matter what kind of movie he stars in, Ewan McGregor sure knows how to get in touch with his adorkable side. Somewhere, somehow, when you least expect it, it's gonna be there. Maybe for the whole movie, maybe only for a split second, but it always shines through. These roles weren't all huge roles, but they all made a here-I-am kind of impression. So, in order of release, my top five favorite roles that Ewan McGregor was born to play. With failed commentary and failed cap coloring. My bad.


A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

I cannot lie. I have never seen this movie all the way through. Only bits and pieces here and there, but I think it's an amazing movie nonetheless. Even if the hair is awful and that shirt needs to be burned, somehow Ewan makes it all work. The premise is kinda out there in the realm of dorkiness. That doesn't detract from the adorkableness of Ewan - incognito as Robert.

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Ah, where to start. I love everything about this movie. I love the dorky outfits, the singing, the scruff, the bling, the tragedy of it all, and the fact that Christian is a poet. I can't think about Ewan McGregor and not think about this movie. They are kinda like peanut butter and jelly, you can't enjoy one without the other. I don't think this movie would have been nearly as remarkable if someone else had played Christian. Still. I haven't seen Moulin Rouge in years (WTF it's on VHS!), but the fact that I still love it after all these years is a testament to the perfection that is McGregor. And lets not forget that singing voice. It's all over my iPod.

Black Hawk Down (2001)

Even though McGregor's screen time in this movie is depressingly slim, he is still badass as hell. Going from being stuck behind a desk to fighting for his life in a FUBAR situation, McGregor proves that he looks good even when he is covered in dirt.

The Island (2005)

I don't care what the critics say, I love this movie. I love how McGregor was given the chance to play two very different yet oh-so-the-same people. And he did it with style. Lincoln is lovable, but the other guy is a complete and utter prick. Kudos for making me love and hate him at the same time.

Angels and Demons (2009)

I'm not a fan of this movie. At. All. But I do love Ewan in a cassock. The only reason I sat through it in the first place.

[identity profile] rabidrainbow.livejournal.com 2010-02-07 05:15 am (UTC)(link)
Ohmigod so agreed on Moulin Rouge! I only like watching two romance movies and MR is one of them (Casablanca is the other).

And unf. His singing voice just makes me so happy. I could listen to his songs on the MR soundtrack over and over and over.

[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you. :) He's just too awesome for his own good.

[identity profile] growling.livejournal.com 2010-02-07 05:45 am (UTC)(link)
EWAN!!! The man is so utterly brilliant in everything he does imo. But you chose some great roles! ♥ ♥

[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:01 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks. He's just so versatile, I don't think there is much he can't do. ♥

[identity profile] halcyon.livejournal.com 2010-02-07 06:02 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, wow, Renton from Trainspotting totally denied. That was his breakthrough role, afterall.

A Life Less Ordinary is a fantastically corny movie, but it's funny in a cutesy/weirdass way. I def. recommend it. Even if Cameron Diaz is in it.

[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
Diaz aside I love the parts I have seen. :) Anything with Ewan in it is worth a glance. And I'm ashamed to say I have never seen any of Trainspotting so I couldn't really include it. :(

[identity profile] pennilesspoet17.livejournal.com 2010-02-07 07:45 am (UTC)(link)
All kinds of gorgeous. Love it!

[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:04 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] tingthepro.livejournal.com 2010-02-07 09:19 am (UTC)(link)

[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
He is awesome in everything he does. ♥

[identity profile] leonhart-17.livejournal.com 2010-02-07 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)
big fish! that and moulin rouge are my favorites!

[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
I almost put Big Fish on here. It was a tie between that and A&D. The priest robes won out. lol. :)

[identity profile] silentwilight.livejournal.com 2010-02-07 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
This is amazing. I wholeheartedly agree with all. I love this man.

[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:11 am (UTC)(link)

Mick! Moonlight ♥!

[identity profile] colourmayfade.livejournal.com 2010-02-07 04:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooooh, Ewan! You forgot though: the sixth part he was born to play was Naked. Anything where he is naked is fine by me and by him!

[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
Haha. Totally agreed. :)

[identity profile] theseliars.livejournal.com 2010-02-07 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
This is so pretty! ♥ Great topic. 8D I've been to see so many movies just because of him, haha.

[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:13 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks! ♥

[identity profile] mozartfan1313.livejournal.com 2010-02-07 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I would have added Trainspotting to that list (instead of The Island), but I agree. He's such a wonderful actor.

[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Thanks. :) I've never seen Trainspotting. I'm ashamed.

[identity profile] zed-pm.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 02:22 am (UTC)(link)
Awesome. Thank you! <3333


[identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you! ♥

[identity profile] scarletumbrella.livejournal.com 2010-02-08 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
No Trainspotting? I ♥ Rob in ALLO though. I highly recommend seeing the whole thing at some point!