Ewan McGregor was on hand Saturday night in Los Cabos, Mexico to receive the Cabos International Film Festival’s annual Excellence-In-Acting award.
Earlier in the day, McGregor presented a special screening of Last Days in the Desert alongside writer-director Rodrigo Garcia, and it was Garcia who presented the actor with his deserved recognition.
“People ask me, ‘What memories do you have of working with Ewen?’, and I always find that you can’t come up with the anecdote,” shared Garcia. Adding that “he’s the kind of collaborative who lowers a director’s anxiety” with his advance preparation and “non-fussy approach.”
“He does everything from… Obi-Wan Kenobi, to Jesus, to having sex with Jim Carry in a prison… as well as a lot of full frontal nudity over the years, for which we are all very thankful. He really is a Director’s dream.”
As he accepted the award, McGregor acknowledged that “it means a great deal more to me that Rodrigo gave it to me, because I was very fortunate to meet Rodrigo here in Mexico two or three years ago; Rodrigo is a really dear and great friend.”
The actor and his family also take annual visits to the country: “We’ve really fallen in love with Mexico – we love the culture… and extraordinarily talented and creative people. All of that adds up to make me very, very happy.”
Post presentation, audiences remained for a featured screening of Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, a film which tells the candid story of the Apple Founders’ life, from the launching of the first Macintosh computer in 1984 to the presentation of the iMac in 1998.
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