Photo Credit: [Star Wars: The Phantom Menace] Lucasfilm
Ewan McGregor has played in a number of fantastic roles in his 25-plus-year career. We rank the top 10 movies McGregor has starred in.
Ewan McGregor is belovedly known in these parts as Obi-Wan Kenobi. He played the Star Wars character in three films, leaving his unmistakable mark on the fandom.
But Obi-Wan isn’t the only role McGregor is known for. In fact, the Scottish actor has been in some remarkable movies — and some duds — and his list of roles is lengthy. Yet, we took the tough task of tanking his top 10 films. Don’t worry, there is a Star Wars movie or two that made the list.
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After all, this is a site dedicated to a galaxy far, far away.
Even if we never get an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spin-off movie or a potentially rumored TV series, we still have our memories of McGregor as Anakin’s master.
Let’s take a look at the top 10 movies of McGregor’s career, which dates back to the mid-1990s.
10. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999)
This is not one of the best movies as much as we love Star Wars. The Phantom Menace had a number of flaws, but Obi-Wan Kenobi was not one of them.
The tough part for McGregor in this role is that he wasn’t the first to play it. The beloved Alec Guinness play the role in Star Wars: A New Hope. He had an early exit, but even so, it left Star Wars wondering about the hermit in the desert with Force powers.
We got a number of those questions answered starting with The Phantom Menace.
This Star Wars movie really established McGregor as Kenobi, showing a little more to his personality. Sly smiles, quips and a tremendous fighter. He also shows his compassion in having to deal with the loss of his master and then taking on Anakin because of Qui-Gon Jinn’s final wish.
While The Phantom Menace might not have been the best installment of the Star Wars movies, it certainly set the tone for the rest of the way with McGregor leading the charge with his depiction of Obi-Wan Kenobi.