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Who played the better Obi-Wan?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by The Gatherer, Jun 17, 2001.

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Who played the better Obi-Wan

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Sir Alec Guinness

    27.8%
  2. Ewan McGregor

    18.7%
  3. They were as good as each other

    53.6%
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  1. point5pastlightspeed

    point5pastlightspeed Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Jan 18, 2004
    I voted for Guiness since he was the original, but McGregor is pretty good too.
     
  2. MasterP

    MasterP Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jun 8, 2003
    Ewan could own Guiness in a lightsaber battle.

    So I vote Ewan
     
  3. GeithJiseo

    GeithJiseo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Dec 13, 2003
    I think both did an excellent job. :)
     
  4. JEDI_MASTER_MARIANA

    JEDI_MASTER_MARIANA Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Dec 30, 2003
    They were as good as each other.
     
  5. Bib Fortuna Twi'lek

    Bib Fortuna Twi'lek Jedi Youngling star 10

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    Jul 9, 1999
  6. Legacy

    Legacy Jedi Youngling

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    Jun 22, 2004
    Sir Alec Guinness just because he is a classic man
     
  7. Predator150

    Predator150 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Jun 2, 2004
    Sir Alex Guiness, he was the best.
     
  8. TheForgottenJedi

    TheForgottenJedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Apr 10, 2004
    Both were brillant.
     
  9. sweetcaroline

    sweetcaroline Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 23, 2004
    When I saw this poll I thought how hard it would be to vote who played the better Obi-Wan but I was happy to see the third choice, "They were as good as each other". :)

    They are as good as each other in my opinion. :)
     
  10. rogue_wookiee

    rogue_wookiee Jedi Youngling star 6

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    Apr 24, 2004
    The third option kind of ruined the poll.

    I say Ewan because of the Ep. IV lightsaber battle. Guiness is a little better actor but I'm an action junkie.
     
  11. Zinergy

    Zinergy Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Aug 22, 2004
    Sir Alec Guinness for me!
     
  12. YellowRose

    YellowRose Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Aug 23, 2004
    Even though I prefer the OT, I appreciate Ewan MacGregor's enthusiasm for the part. So, my vote was for Ewan. :)
     
  13. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Mar 3, 2004
    Alec Guiness, both for his name and the shoddiness of his sabre techniques.
     
  14. Yoda_Jedi_Luke

    Yoda_Jedi_Luke Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sep 4, 2003
    Both are brilliant for showing different sides of the one character, but I do love Ewan as Obi-Wan, especially how he looks in Episode 3, purely because he is still young enough to look cool and strong, but he is steadily becoming Alec Guiness so the wisdom creeps in. Also, the Ewan Obi-Wan takes part in the best and baddest lightsaber fight ever, so how could you not love him?!
     
  15. GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN

    GRAND_MOFF_KEVIN Jedi Master star 5

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    Jul 4, 2004
    Both were equally great.
     
  16. TheEmperorsProtege

    TheEmperorsProtege Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 22, 2004
    I think none is better than the other. I love Sir Alec Guiness but Ewan McGregor is doind a terrific job as well :)

    -Mel
     
  17. Atticus

    Atticus Jedi Padawan star 4

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    May 31, 2002
    I voted for both of them. I never really liked Obi-Wan in the originals, but after I saw TPM and rewatched the OT I liked him more. Then after AOTCs he is my favorite character in the OT besides Han and Luke. To use a part of TPM for an example they have a symbiotic relationship.

    Without Ewan, Obi-Wan is just this old jedi that you know nothing about and don't really care about. Without Alec, Ewan would be playing him differently, because he wouldn't have Alec to model him after. Alec does amazing things, and after watching the PT the things he does and says has way more meaning and his character has alot of depth. Before seeing the PT, you don't realize this.
     
  18. DVDMaster

    DVDMaster Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 25, 2003
    Got to hand it to the Academy Award Winner!
     
  19. lvk1978

    lvk1978 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Sep 27, 2004
    I adore them both.

    Alec Guiness for what he brought to the OT Obi (nobility, grace and snarkiness). When I first saw ANH, one of the first things I wanted to see was that "...more civilized time" that he talked about to Luke.

    Now, I adore Ewan for showing us how Obi-Wan got that way. "Olden Days" Obi-Wan is exactly the way I always imagined he would be -- brave, heroic, sarcastic and superb with a lightsabre ;).

    Don't ever ask me to choose again!

     
  20. TurnedJedi

    TurnedJedi Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Aug 7, 2002
    Both are excellent, but there is something about originality...

    I voted for Alec.
     
  21. JediSara

    JediSara Jedi Master star 5

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    Aug 1, 2004
    I voted Sir Alec Guinness
     
  22. Cloned_Sidious

    Cloned_Sidious Jedi Knight star 8

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    Oct 14, 2004
    They were as good as each other.
     
  23. JediChick07

    JediChick07 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Oct 3, 2004
    I don't see how you can compare them because one is much older and didn't have much of a part. They played great as each other. I think Ewan is doing an excellent job as OB1! He learned Alec's mannerisms. They even look a bit like each other. When I watch Ewan I buy the fact that he could have been a younger Alec.
     
  24. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Apr 11, 2003
    I don't see how you can compare them because one is much older and didn't have much of a part. They played great as each other. I think Ewan is doing an excellent job as OB1! He learned Alec's mannerisms. They even look a bit like each other. When I watch Ewan I buy the fact that he could have been a younger Alec.

    i totally 100% agree, though i still voted Ewan
     
  25. Matthew_Wolverine

    Matthew_Wolverine Jedi Master star 4

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    Nov 25, 2002
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