View Full Version : Which Actor?

04-15-2006, 12:07 AM
This is just a general opinion question as to whom you see as Obi-Wan: Ewan McGregor or the late Sir Alec Guiness. I for one see Ewan McGregor, since I feel that he did more physically and mentally than Guiness did.

04-15-2006, 12:27 AM
Having had oringinally ascociated Obi-Wan with Alec Guiness, I'll have to go with him

Darth Andrew
04-15-2006, 12:33 AM
I say both. Besides the fact that they look similar, McGregor evolves into Guiness very well IMO.

04-15-2006, 02:28 AM
I also said both. If I was forced to pick one, I would go with Sir Alec, because he was Obi-Wan for many years before I had even heard of Ewan McGregor. However, when I think of young Obi-Wan, I see Ewan, not a young Sir Alec.

The Doctor
04-15-2006, 09:42 AM
Sir Alec Guiness, easy. He's always been Obi-Wan Kenobi to me. Well, I've also thought of him as Hitler... he was great in that role.
Ewan McGregor, while a very good actor who did an amazing job in the role, just doesn't hold a candle to the great later Sir Alec.

04-15-2006, 11:08 AM
cmon, it's just silly to ask "which is better"

Theyre two different character types, thus played by two different actors. Alec was perfect as the "wise old man", but Ewan was also great as the young Obi. Ive always marveled at how young Obi gets pwned by Dooku twice but manages to defeat Maul and Anakin, two of the greatest swordsmen to appear in the films :p


04-15-2006, 05:07 PM
Ewan McGregor, because he did the better swordfighting. And was on screen longer than Guinness. :)

04-15-2006, 06:14 PM
Ewan McGregor, because he did the better swordfighting. And was on screen longer than Guinness. :)
And Ewan actually wanted to be in the movies.

Commander Obi-Wan
04-15-2006, 10:12 PM
I liked both of them. Both were great.

04-15-2006, 10:58 PM
Guiness and Obi-Wan go together like Heston and Moses

04-16-2006, 12:12 AM
Both of them. Some resemblance is shown.

04-18-2006, 02:37 AM
Both of them! Without Alec Guiness there would be no Obi-Wan

04-21-2006, 03:41 PM
I'd hafta go with Ewan Mcgregor... but it is a tough decision.