Ewan McGregor movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Moulin Rouge!,’ ‘Trainspotting,’ ‘Star Wars’

Happy 48th birthday to that great Scot, Ewan McGregor! From sci-fi epics to family films to musical comedies, McGregor seems capable of doing it all in a career that has encompassed celebrated work on the stage, on screen and in television.

In a career that has lasted more than two decades, McGregor is no stranger in the awards world. He won a Golden Globe for his work in the TV series of “Fargo” and earned two nominations for his film work in “Moulin Rouge!” and “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.” For television, he received three Primetime Emmy Award noms for acting in “Fargo” and “ER,” as well as a nomination for narrating the documentary “Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart.” And for film, he has garnered three Screen Actors Guild ensemble nominations for his work in “Little Voice,” “Moulin Rouge!” and “August: Osage County.”

McGregor will next be seen on screen later this year in the film version of the Stephen King sequel to “The Shining” titled “Doctor Sleep.”  Until then, let’s raise a glass to McGregor and celebrate by counting down and ranking his 12 best screen performances. Tour our photo gallery, which includes the films mentioned above, plus the early “Star Wars” trilogy, “Trainspotting,” “Beginners,” “Christopher Robin” and more.

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