Tuesday, July 14, 2009

And on the 6th day, there was Ewan McGregor

I've been managing to keep up with my Dreamboat of the Day thing at the Tumblr.
To honour a conversation Double D and I had yesterday about the movie Down With Love, I have decided to make the 6th day Dreamboat Ewan McGregor.
Those eyes, those lips, that voice!!! Mr. McGregor has made a shitload of movies and not all of them are great (sorry, Ewan!) BUT - most of them are pretty freaking awesome. I have listed my top 5 here. Of course, it was hard to pick my top 5 but I had to because he has done a lot of really good ones.
My favourite Ewan memory is when I learned that my aunt is BFFs with Charley Boorman. No big deal, right? WRONG!!! Charley Boorman participated in the Long Way Round series with Mr. McGregor himself as they rode their motorcycles across the world. It was a great show. And where was their last stop along the way? Why, NYC, of course. Who did Charley call when they arrived? My aunt of course! Craziness, pure craziness. I'm 1 degree away from Mr. McGregor. *le sigh*
But I digress. I should really be mentioning the movies where he *ahem* "exposes" himself. Those are probably his BEST roles. Just kidding! Although, some of my favourite McGregor moments are the ones where you can see his junk. Here are a few examples: Curt Wild's entrance into Brian Slade's world in Velvet Goldmine, the only watchable scenes in Young Adam are the ones where Ewan is sexing up the ladies (that IS one of the main reasons I bought that movie but I should really give it another watch because I only saw it once and once was enough when it came to Tilda Swinton - Sorry!) and, of course, the Pillow Book.
The Pillow Book came out in 1996. I was 16 or so when I found it at my house the next summer. You see, my Mom had a habit of renting foreign films from the local Blockbuster and it became very apparent to me that foreign meant pornographic / semi-pornographic after I accidentally (I swear it was accidental - it was one of those "Once you see it, you can't un-see it" movies) watched Paris, France. ANYWAYS - after that eye-burning experience when I was 14, I knew that foreign = dirty, dirty movies. So, I decided to take a look-see at The Pillow Book. And I think that's when my infatuation with Mr. McGregor began. Not only was he nude, he was also handsome and it was a beautiful story.
So to honour Mr. McGregor's acheivements (and our convo, Double D), Ewan McGregor is the Dreamboat of the Day today. I will leave you with one of my fave songs from Moulin Rouge! and the other song that makes me cry hysterically every time I watch/listen to it (because it speaks to me in a way that I can't really explain except with the initials DDM):

Happy daydreaming with Mr. McGregor!