With the recent release of I Love You Philip Morris, it seemed like a propitious moment to add my Details cover story on Ewan McGregor to the archives. It dates from 1997, when he was filming the Star Wars prequels and starring in A Life Less Ordinary (an off-kilter romantic comedy that I thoroughly enjoyed, although it was roundly panned).
In the article, McGregor loudly proclaims his distaste for Hollywood blockbusters; although his ideological purity has slipped a bit since then (e.g., The Island and Angels and Demons), his career choices still skew towards unusual, independent, and/or British movies.
Words of wisdom on not discussing the unwieldy dialogue in Star Wars with its author: “What am I gonna say? ‘George, your dialogue’s crap’?”