Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999–2005), and poet Christian in the musical film Moulin Rouge! (2001). He has also received critical acclaim for his starring roles in theatre productions of Guys and Dolls (2005–07) and Othello (2007–08). McGregor was ranked No. 36 on Empire magazine’s “The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time” list in 1997.
Craig McCracken is a cartoonist/animator born March 31, 1971 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania. He created and produced The Powerpuff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends which both won Emmy and Annie awards. After leaving Cartoon Network he developed a live action/animation projects at Sony Pictures Animation and r Disney Television Animation.
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