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Circuit Q&A – What’s Your Favorite Ewan McGregor Performance?

**Circuit Q&A’s are our daily community question, posed to the readers of AwardsCircuit that cover various topics from film and television to general wonderings and for instances**

A very Happy Birthday goes out today to Ewan McGregor. The actor is 48 years old on this day, though you’d never know it by looking at him. A frequently cited individual on lists of actors most overdue for an Academy Award nomination, McGregor is a rock solid star. On his big day, we want to pay tribute to him, and to do so, we turn to you all. Which of McGregor’s performances so far have been your favorite?

McGregor is probably most highly regarded for a trio of performances. For many, he broke through with “Trainspotting,” though for others it was “Big Fish” or even “Moulin Rouge!” Those latter two allowed him to sniff awards contention. Even though he’s yet to be nominated for an Oscar, the sense has always been that he’s not far away from scoring a citation. Of course, his biggest mainstream success was playing Obi-Wan Kenobi in the three “Star Wars” prequels. Even if they’re not particularly beloved, he was hardly the issue there. In fact, McGregor was one of the few highlights to be found.

Other McGregor turns of note include “Beginners,” “The Ghost Writer,” and “Young Adam.” Plus, there’s also “T2: Trainspotting,” and even “American Pastoral,” which also marked his directorial debut. McGregor has done plenty in the industry, though there’s definitely a sense that there’s lots more for him still to accomplish in Hollywood.

On his birthday, what are your choice Ewan McGregor works? We’re all ears, so let us know!

What are your favorite Ewan McGregor performances? Comment below and share your thoughts!


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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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