Anyway, that's what I did this past weekend. And so in honor of such a rich cultural experience (yet again), I give you my favorite Scottish actors.
5. Gerard ButlerI feel the need to defend this choice. It's just that I love 300 and RocknRolla. I think Butler can be funny and charming at whatever he does, but unfortunately he just tends to do shit. If he can avoid the Heigls and Anistons (and American accents) of Hollywood, maybe he could get back on track.
4. Kelly McdonaldI didn't quite discover Kelly with the rest of the world, since I just watched Trainspotting for the first time a few months ago, but she caught my eye a few years back and every time I see her in something else, I like her more (The Girl in the Cafe is a must). And I'm really looking forward to her leading voice work in Brave this summer.
3. Ewan McGregorDespite my lack of a Trainspotting acquaintenance until this year, I've been very familiar with Mr. McGregor for many years now. It's always nice to see a good looking charmer dare to mix it up and actually rely on talent, and he's never been afraid to do that.
2. James McAvoyI swear, I didn't do this list just for him. Half the time I forget he's even Scottish because he's either playing an Englishman or an American. But if you if know anything about Jess and me, you know he's one of our favorites and we've seen all his films. Now if only he'd make some more...
1. Sean ConneryBecause it's the law and to say otherwise is probably punishable by eating a big helping of haggis.
Actors I had no idea were Scots (which is why they didn't make the list): Shirley Henderson, David Tennant, Robbie Coltrane and Brian Cox. Mind blown.
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