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
The most delightful Ewan McGregor quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain
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.
Above all things I believe in love.
My heart aches completely, every hour, every day, and only when I'm with you does the pain go away.
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.
Then, one day, when you least expect it, the great adventure finds you.
UNICEF is successfully giving children and young people all over the world opportunities and hope. Just like the ones we met on the Long Way Down - protecting them from exploitation and giving them chances in life.
I fight cynicism. It`s too easy. It`s really boring. It`s much harder to be positive and see the wonder of everything. Cynicism is a bunch of people who aren`t as talented as other people, knocking them because they make them feel even more untalented.
...as an actor there`s nothing better than a great moody moment to play with nothing to say. It`s so much easier to do because you can really get inside your head.
What matters most with any regimen, whether it's to lose weight or stop drinking or smoking, is your willingness to seek help and your desire to say 'no more.
I'm just looking for that moment to drop my Jedi knickers and pull out my real light saber.
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.
I've played in pipe bands in Scotland, and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff.
Of course I voted for him. He wasn't a politician; he was a craze.
The thing about parenting rules is there aren't any. That's what makes it so difficult.
No, no I'm not, no, but I just think.
.. when people are naked it tells you a lot about their relationships.
I'm not really a blockbuster, I'm not a member of that audience really.
Conservative's the last thing I am.
My feeling about seeing the world is that its going to change you necessarily, just the very fact of being out there and meeting people from different cultures and different ways of life.
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.
I've always like sort of, as an actor, I'm drawn to exploring how we are as human beings in given situations and how we act and how we react and what makes us tick.
I left halfway through my third year to start Lipstick On Your Collar, which was the first thing I ever did.
I'm fiercely proud to be Scottish.
I loved being in Trainspotting and having to dive into the filthiest toilet in Scotland.
I like to dance, but it's not my weekend activity. I'm not a clubber.
Producing good stuff can be quite tough, and it involves a lot of frustration, but I always like things to be jolly and happy, and I forget thats actually not the point at the end of the day.
No, I'm putting it away, trying to buy a house for my family.
The goal is to use the money to move into a big house, so my daughter can have a garden.
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.
I had extra thick light sabers because mine kept getting bent.
I'd be halfway through a fight and it would be like 'Oops, sorry! Mine's bent again!
A tent, a roll mat, a little bit of food, a bit of petrol in your tank and a vague idea of where you're going and that's all you need.
I believe that unless it's a scene where I'm alone, then of course I could do what I want but I think good acting is about what happens between people, not on your face and my face.
Everyone has to understand what we're saying to one another and there's no point in me thinking the line means this and the person I'm speaking to thinks it means something else. So there's a certain amount of analyzing of text that's of course necessary.
I was determined to make working with UNICEF not just something that I did on the trip but something I'd do for the rest of my life
From there I did a one year theatre acting course in Fife, and then three years of drama school in London.
I really want to play Princess Leia. Stick some big pastries on my head. Now that would be interesting.
I certainly have no plans to leave London. It's a great town.
I love film people and actors and I am in the right world because I am one of those people.
I would tend to be drawn to independent cinema as a viewer, probably more than the big blockbuster.
UNICEF is doing amazing things here. They're helping these groups of kids to be mine aware, and using drama and workshops to teach children in all of the schools in the area to be aware of mines and what to do if they find one, and if somebody's hurt, not to rush in - all of the essential things that kids need to know.
I hate the word celebrity. I'm not a celebrity, I'm an actor.
I'm not a guy who takes films for strong political messages.
When you take the R sound out of French accent, and you just replace it with an R, it sounds Mexican.
When I would knock about the town in London, I was doing it with my head down, walking very quickly and it had become the norm for me because I'm recognized there. And people are not unkind but occasionally there's a sort of British who do you think you are sort of, I don't really think I'm anybody. I just go about my normal day. But sometimes you're faced with that.
Starting with a party scene for 600 cast and end up singing on top of a giant elephant...does it get any better than this?
As fathers, we know what a force for life children can be. They represent all of our futures.
I don't like the idea of not being able to knock about the town, you know.
There's nothing worse than shooting a scene you haven't rehearsed.
There's something very self-conscious about a writer who's addressing his reader. Don't do that.
I wanted to go and explore the world, I guess. And I suddenly thought well, I'll just do it.
I was spending a lot of time in trailers, you know, on film sets surrounded by film people.