Quotations by Ewan McGregor

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Born: Wednesday, March 31, 1971
Profession: Actor
Nationality: Scottish


A lot of parents tell their children that if they want to be an actor, that's fine, but they should do something else first, so they've got something to fall back on. It doesn't work like that, as far as I'm concerned.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Work, Actor, Children, First, Parents, Want)

As a child I was taken to the pantomime or the theatre and I would always, always fall in love with somebody on the stage. And want to have sex with them.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Love, Sex, Theatre, Want)

At school there was no acting to be had other than school plays which I did now and again.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Acting, Now, School)

Conservative's the last thing I am.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Conservative)

From there I did a one year theatre acting course in Fife, and then three years of drama school in London.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Acting, Drama, London, School, Theatre, Years)

I certainly have no plans to leave London. It's a great town.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: London)

I got married because I fell in love with this woman. I had a baby with her because we wanted to have children. But that's not because of some philosophical ideal at all, no.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Love, Baby, Children, Woman)

I left halfway through my third year to start Lipstick On Your Collar, which was the first thing I ever did.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: First)

I left it for seven years before going back on stage. I know now not to leave it so long.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Now, Years)

I like to dance, but it's not my weekend activity. I'm not a clubber.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Dance, Weekend)

I love acting and don't find it to be very hard. I recognize when I've nailed it, and I can be very proud of myself.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Love, Acting)

I never imagined it wouldn't work out for me. I had that absolute certainty in myself that has seen me through, I think, and my parents were absolutely behind me all the way.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Work, Certainty, Parents)

I played music all through school and I kind of performed that way.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Music, School)

I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now that would be interesting.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Now, Play, Want)

I remember in Shallow Grave I remember a few times when we'd only have to do one take. But when you did have to do more than one, you'd build on the one you'd done.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Grave)

I was nine years old when I made up my mind that that was what I definitely wanted to do.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Mind, Old, Years)

I'm fiercely proud to be Scottish.
- Ewan McGregor

I'm just into making quality stuff if I can, with interesting people and good scripts. But it's very important that it's about something and that it says something. Otherwise, I don't know what the point is, really.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Quality, People)

I'm just looking for that moment to drop my Jedi knickers and pull out my real light saber.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Light)

I'm not a guy who takes films for strong political messages.
- Ewan McGregor

I'm sure it's not great fun for them, or for any parent, when their child says they want to be an actor, 'cos it's quite an uncertain business and it can be terribly hard for most actors.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Business, Actor, Actors, Fun, Want)

I've done nudity in lots of things before. It's something that's never particularly bothered me.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Nudity)

I've never been one who agonizes over my work.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Work)

I've played in pipe bands in Scotland, and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Scotland)

If you're suddenly doing something you don't want to do for four years, just so you've got something to fall back on, by the time you come out you don't have that 16-year-old drive any more and you'll spend your life doing something you never wanted to do in the first place.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Life, Time, First, Want, Years)

It's important, that spirit of youth, and when you're 16 that can get you kickstarted.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Spirit, Youth)

It's not my job to try and alter the director's style - he's in charge, and I'll always give him my trust.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Trust, Job, Style)

Mainly I was able to perform with music - I played the French horn, I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band. So I think it was a way to show off.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Music)

No, no I'm not, no, but I just think... when people are naked it tells you a lot about their relationships.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: People, Relationships)

Once you've agreed the script, you must be willing to go as far as it needs to go on set.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Needs)

So, no, I'm not trying to crack into Hollywood, although I'll make films there if they're good scripts.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Hollywood, Trying)

The other two things are... well, I had a huge appetite for old black and white movies on BBC 2. At the weekends they used to run matinees, and the more romantic the better.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Movies, Appetite, Old, Romantic)

Then I left school at 16 and worked in Perth Repertory Theatre, which was quite nearby where I lived. And I worked there for about six or seven months, as part of the stage crew.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: Months, School, Theatre)

Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking you should have played him differently. You're the one playing the part so it has to be yours.
- Ewan McGregor
(Keywords: People, Thinking, Worry)







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