Discussion in 'Community' started by Quarantine, Mar 19, 2002.
Sweet mother of god
Another awesome endorsement for Ewan's performance in The Impossible http://www.chicagotribune.com/enter...varietynvr1118062467-20121126,0,1753972.story
Stanley Tucci on Ewan McGregor in 'The Impossible': SAG Preview: Actors on Actors - Tucci on McGregor
Ewan McGregor's performance in "The Impossible" is very hard for me to describe, as it is one of the best I have seen in a very long time. I say this not because he is a friend but because it is a fact. His ability to project strength, charm, intelligence and sensitivity in all films seems to manifest itself tenfold in this one. He falls into none of the well-laid melodramatic traps (neither does the director), and gives us at once a nuanced and emotionally raw performance that brings the piece to a profoundly moving place. The purity of his emotionality is something rarely seen in life, let alone in film. When I mention proudly that Ewan is a friend, people often comment that he has had a "strange career," because he appears in Hollywood, foreign and independent films in every kind and size of role. He is one of those actors who has chosen to follow no clear path. Only his own. And what that choice has allowed him to do, is to mature and gain depth as an actor in ways many of us don't. However, even better than that is the fact that Mr. McGregor is still a young man and therefore has many more years to astonish us with performances such as this one.
Lovely words about a lovely man.
He's gone so far beyond the young "pretty boy" he began as...he's still sooo gorgeous, but there's so much more to him that his outward appearance..and that is what is so great about him.
And he still looks better than about any of the so called hunks out there -
Let's just hope all of the praise at least gets him a nomination.... it's about time!
Would be fantastic and well deserving.
I'd be down with Ewan returning as a force ghostie too http://www.tmz.com/2012/11/29/ewan-mcgregor-star-wars-disney/
Obi-Wan Kenobi WILL be returning to the new "Star Wars" movies -- at least if Ewan McGregor has any say ... telling TMZ, he'd happily reprise his role as the Jedi Master in the next installment.
McGregor was out at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood Tuesday night when we asked if he was down with the new movies -- and Ewan said Ew-betcha.
As we reported, Lucasfilms was bought out by Disney for $4 BILLION -- and the studio is already planning several more SW movies.
Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) have also said they want in on the new flicks.
He seemed pretty excited for it It's fun to see that he enjoys it so much even though it wasn't the perfect experience, sigh... I really love that guy
Ewan McGregor Morphs Into an Everyman for “The Impossible”
“It’s quite something to have one of these in your mouth, isn’t it?” Ewan McGregor says, mumbling a bit, because of the greasy chicken foot poking out from between his lips. Moments before, in the old-school, linoleum-filled Chinatown diner Nom Wah, he’d proposed that we “order the most extreme Chinese thing here.” The chicken feet had seemed like a good idea. Now, we’re not so sure.
“It’s just … fat,” says the actor, wearing a black corded cashmere sweater under a weathered motorcycle jacket. He’s dashingly handsome despite the slimy foot that he’s turning around in his mouth like a cigarillo. “Fat and cartilage. Lovely!”
McGregor, 41, pulls out his phone and snaps a picture for Eve, his wife of seventeen years and mother of their four daughters, noting that though she’s French, she grew up in Beijing. Behind him, a young girl surreptitiously snaps a photo of the actor with her camera before building up the courage to come over, giggling: “Obi Wan!” He still gets this a lot, and though he swears he doesn’t read his own press, he does have a fairly accurate sense of his lingering reputation. “I’m the naked, non-drinking guy, from a galaxy far, far away: That’s me.”
Of course, it’s been twelve years since McGregor swore off alcohol and seven since he appeared in a Star Wars movie. “And I haven’t taken my clothes off on film in years,” he says. “Not that I won’t do it again, but it almost sounds like I flash the journalist sometimes.”
He does not unsheathe his light saber in my presence or in his new film The Impossible, opening next month. Nevertheless, the intensity of the movie, a wrenchingly realistic depiction of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, has been making audience members faint for very different reasons, from the Toronto Film Festival (where a film producer collapsed a few seats away from me) to Spain, where the film has smashed box-office records. “We went to dinner across the street from a screening in San Sebastián and watched three ambulances pull up by the window of the restaurant,” he says. “It’s fantastic.”
You can read more about it on http://ewan-mcgregor.org/
Sorry for the doble posts!!!!
Ewan McGregor To Present International Medical Corps Award
International Medical Corps will hold its 2012 Annual Awards Celebration to honor dedicated supporters who have helped the organization deliver humanitarian relief to communities devastated by conflict or disaster.
GE will accept the Global Citizen Award for its longstanding, generous support of International Medical Corps’ work. GE’s rapid response to communities affected by humanitarian crisis, and its investment in training local health care workers, are testament to its commitment to improving access to quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations. GE’s support has enabled International Medical Corps to provide lifesaving services, training, and equipment to communities in Darfur, Chad, Central African Republic, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Libya and Yemen by providing medical care to those most in need. This award will be accepted by Bob Corcoran, President & Chairman of GE Foundation.
As part of a special presentation with LIONSGATE, Ewan McGregor will present the Courage Award to J.A. Bayona, director of The Impossible. Based on a true story, the film, starring McGregor and Naomi Watts, portrays one family’s struggle to survive the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Bayona powerfully depicts one of the worst natural disasters of recent times, and the immense physical and emotional impact it had on people’s lives.
Elizabeth Manga, an International Medical Corps health worker in Sierra Leone, will receive the Founder’s Award for her inspirational dedication and compassion in carrying out the organization’s mission, in the midst of conflict in her country.
International Medical Corps President & CEO Nancy Aossey, who marks 25 years of service, will accept the Special Leadership Award for her unwavering dedication and fierce commitment to helping the hardest-hit communities around the world. Since joining the organization as its start-up CEO in 1986, she has transformed International Medical Corps from a small humanitarian nonprofit with a handful of employees, into a world leader in medical crisis response and recovery, delivering more than $1.3 billion of health services and training to tens of millions of people in nearly 70 countries.
Jarl Mohn, a dedicated and long-time supporter of International Medical Corps, will return as Master of Ceremonies of the December 4th event to be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
Since its founding in 1984, Los Angeles-based International Medical Corps has responded to nearly every disaster in the last quarter century, including the Rwandan genocide, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the earthquake in Haiti, the famine in East Africa and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
More on http://www.looktothestars.org/news/9359-ewan-mcgregor-to-present-international-medical-corps-award
^ that's awesome
he just cracks me up
Love both these parts...dashingly handsome..oh yes...
And love the "naked, non-drinking guy form a galaxy far, far away" line..that's great...
Ahem, I don't remember the "naked" part of his role in the GFFA... I need evidence. Hard evidence.
Anyway, I can hardly wait to see this new movie.
Yes, hard evidence. Ahem. So well put
Hard evidence; you know, pictures. Ash...we know where your mind is.
Yes, pictures of hard evidence, that's what I said! Okay, stopping now!
You guys crack me up.
i could give you some hard evidence, but i dont think i should
Really? PM? Email? Website address? Movie scene? I'm well over 18 (like 3x).
LOL i'm not good with manips, but i could work something out and send it ur way . Just imagine Velvet Goldmine mixed with some Star Wars
Oh yes! I watched Velvet Goldmine a couple of weeks ago and woohoo naked as a new born, and looking straight at me, but I didn't see any Hard evidence.
Singing a nice tune though. haaa.
Let's see how much attention Geri was paying: okay, what was the marker on the DVD, or scene #? I'm sure you didn't pause and rewind, uh huh, yeah, right?
She broke her dvd (or blu-ray player), that's how many times she paused and rewinded
Gkilkenny: confirm or deny Veloz's post, 'k?