Ewan McGregor is quietly one of the biggest stars around. The Scottish actor carved out his start in Britain as a bad boy with breakout roles in Todd Haynes’s Velvet Goldmine and Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting. Since his seamless transition to Hollywood, McGregor has traversed an organic maturational arc, growing from roles as edgy rebels to responsible husbands and fathers. He recently made his directorial debut with an adaptation of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral. Really, it’s hard for us not to like Ewan McGregor, with his ageless face, charming grin, and earnest eyes. He’s played a musician and a drug addict, a relentless storyteller and Obi-Wan Kenobi. From forlorn lovers to desperate fathers, Ewan McGregor’s roles tell the continuing story of a one-of-a-kind star. Take a look here at why, no matter the film, we just can’t get enough Ewan.

Watch Now: Want to catch a young Ewan at work? Be sure to watch him in Velvet Goldmine, streaming on Fandor until the end of the month!

This is the latest installment in our series, “The Gush,” where we sing our favorite actors’ praises. For more, check out our recent videos on Tom Cruise, Lakeith Stanfield, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Robin Williams. To take a closer look at the work of Ewan McGregor, go ahead and explore our thoughts on Velvet Goldmine” and T2 Trainspotting.