Ewan McGregor: The Unauthorized Biography

By: Adams, Billy

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Most recognize Scottish actor Ewan McGregor from his brilliant performance as Renton in the cult smash Trainspotting, a role that boldly introduced him to American audiences as a hot young actor. Soon, McGregor was working alongside Hollywood notables like Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Todd Haynes, Danny Boyle, and George Lucas. His characteristic intensity and integrity helped create a string of winning performances arid won him accolades from fellow actors and directors, as well as many international film awards. His career has included roles in productions as diverse as Dennis Potter's Lipstick on Your Collar, Stendhal's Scarlet and Black, Peter Greenaway's The Pillow Book, and the TV series ER -- performances that have brought him acclaim as one of the finest actors of his generation. Now two upcoming roles -- as seventies rock star Curt Wild in Todd Haynes's highly-anticipated Velvet Goldmine this fall, and as the young Obi-Wan Kenobi in the first of the Star Wars prequels, due out in May of 1999 -- are set to send McGregor's star-status to a new level.

In the space of ten short years. Ewan McGregor has risen from relative obscurity to become an international moviestar. Billy Adams's tell-all biography charts the rise of Scotland's hottest export since Sean Connery -- including details of Ewan's most recent films and upcoming projects -- and is the first in-depth account of McGregor's life and films. Ewan's childhood, his decision to drop out of school to pursue acting, and how he landed the roles that made his career -- it's all here. Billy Adams's book is a must-read for the growing (and growing still) number of fans of McGregor's work.

Title: Ewan McGregor: The Unauthorized Biography

Author Name: Adams, Billy

Categories: Entertainers,

Edition: 1st American Edition

Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y., Overlook Press: 1999

ISBN Number: 0879517042

ISBN Number 13: 9780879517045

Binding: Trade

Book Condition: Very Good +

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall

Seller ID: 005962

Description: 280 pp., with 16 pp. glossy b&w photos, including several from McGregor's earliest years as an actor. Binding firm, light wear, slight creasing to spine. Text clean except for squiggle on p. 255. Index, filmography. Biography traces the Scottish actor's ascent into celebrity status over a 10-year period. This book predates some of his biggest roles, such as co-starring in the film musical "Moulin Rouge."

Keywords: HOLLYWOOD. ACTORS. EWAN MCGREGOR.