There goes GRRR…. McGrrregor. Ewan McGregor. He’s covering the Fantastic Man magazine, their Fall/winter 2009/2010 issue.
Before anything, let me just state the clear as daylight fact that Ewan McGregor is one of the Great Scots. Those unbelievably fresh looks getting better with age can’t be other than a Scot’s own. (the story continues with more images right after the jump!)
Now I’ll serve you with few facts from Ewan’s biography, so we get to know him as a person (a bit), something more than a simple magazine or paparazzi picture does. Born in Scotland’s Perthshire on March 31, 1971, Ewan Gordon McGregor grew up with his mother, a retired teacher and his father, a physical education teacher. Though his academic family has no apparent liaison with the movie industry, his mother’s brother (his uncle), Denis Lawson was the source of inspiration for Ewan’s future career choice.
Attending Sunday School regularly has brought him to a play about David and Goliath. Being written especially for him, the part of David was brightly interpreted by the young Ewan (who later on performed Grease’s Olivia Newton-John musical parts in the playground recreation with a mate). Also he was a big fan of Elvis whom he imitated religiously with every occasion. The song that got to young Ewan’s heart and stayed with him as a very emotional song is “Old Shep”, also reprised by Elvis (you can listen to it here).
Ewan wasn’t the school-boy type at all. He liked music and art (he even played the French horn and won a prize for that) but wasn’t keen at spelling and grammar. He left Morrison’s Academy when he was sixteen and immediately got a stagehand job at Perth Theatre where he was interested in everything in and around the stage. That got him a place in a drama course at Kirkcaldy College of Technology. Two years later he came to London, auditioning for drama schools (he was rejected by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts but was accepted at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama).
After his Lipstick On Your Collar TV Series lead role, Ewan McGregor had an open route to success. After numerous roles, along came Trainspotting (1996 – whoa! Has it really been that long?) a serious milestone in Ewan McGregor’s career. And in case you were wondering if ever he experimented with heroin himself, the answer is no. He only documented his role by speaking with real life junkies and then he decided to follow a very strict diet for serious weight loss.
Though motorcycles are a true and lasting love of Ewan’s, we must note that he’s also a married man. And not to a bi-wheeled vehicle! Ewan McGregor met his wife, Eve Mavrakis, on the set of the Kavanagh QC. Eve and Ewan are proud parents to their two daughters and an adopted Mongolian-born girl, Jamiyian. He continued his rich acting career with parts in comedy, drama and scifi movies. His latest achievement will be released this November: The Men Who Stare at Goats (where he plays alongside George Clooney, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges – side note – can’t wait to see that one! ).
Though he’s a very busy actor and family man, he also found time to be a Unicef Ambassador (more about his Unicef involvement here). What you should also know about Ewan is that he’s a reformed badboy, previously alcoholic turned around from the Dark Side.
I tried to gather as many (representative) pictures of Ewan as I could. Naturally, as time goes by, I’ll groom my Men of Style articles into real style mirrors, real depictions of who they really are and how, our grrrr-men! For now, you’ll have to indulge me in my experimental ways and guide my fingers towards excellence! (photos via 1, 2, 3, 3)