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(Ewan McGregor)

I was sitting here thinking about my all-time fan girl list, and I noticed a strange trend:  A large chunk of my favorite actors are Scottish. Yeah, I had to think about that, too.  I have noticed that in movies or shows I like, one of the main reasons I enjoy them is due to the Scottish actor I’m watching on screen.

I decided to put together a list of my favorite Scottish Actors for you to peruse:  add to the list if there is anyone that I might have missed.

1. Ewan McGregor— That intent, yet boyish gaze, those arms (I’m SO into arms… it’s such a girl thing), that smile.  And, yes, the acting is damn good, too.  Though best known for his roles in “Trainspotting” and episodes 1, 2 and 3 of the “Star Wars” saga,  I would say that “Big Fish”,  “Angels and Demons”, “Moulin Rouge” and “A Life Less Ordinary” are my favorite movies in which he has played.  And just because he is in it– I AM going to watch that damn “Nanny McPhee” sequel when it comes out.

If you are going to go all fan-girly on Ewan, then you have to watch his interviews on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (who, by the way, is another Scott on my list).  They are insane together, and you will have your love renewed for him tenfold every time.

I was wondering, though, if the gods would bless us with a movie where he CAN ACTUALLY SPEAK IN HIS NATIVE ACCENT!!! (That is a whole other blog post)

2. Gerard Butler—  “300”… yep, that movie will live in fan girl infamy.  A bunch of half-naked and rock solid men onscreen for over an hour… closest thing to porn that women want. Oh, I’m sorry, you would like more information. Well,  hot, Scottish, he can sing (sorry peeps, but I was digging him in “Phantom of the Opera), he does comedy fairly well (but does action even better).  The only thing that I have a tough time getting over is that feathered girly hair in “Dracula 2000”.  Damn.  That’s all I can say about that hair… damn.

Gerard Butler

3.  James McAvoy

Ah, the beauty of Scotland... so many to choose from....

The youngest member of the Hottie Scotties, as I like to call them,  I found him utterly adorable in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Honestly, he is the only reason I watched that movie.  He has been in some very interesting dramas, but I think he could very well have an action career after “Wanted”.  I look forward to the sequel.

4. David Tennant—  I have always been a fan of “Dr. Who” … followed all of the Doctors with enthusiasm; but no one was like David’s Dr. He had such a youthful charm and exuberance. Oh, and we were all suckers for his romantic pinnings for Rose. When his alternate Doctor FINALLY kissed Rose… I sighed. Yes. I am a mature enough fan girl to admit when  man makes me sigh.  I wept when I found out he was ending his run as the Dr.;  but maybe, just maybe…. we can see him hop the pond and do some American Television. (please TV gods… make this happen)

David Tennant-- Oh Doctor, My Doctor....

5. David McCallum– I have to give a shout out to the distinguished gentleman of the group. Mr. McCallum has been inspiring fan girl pinnings since the 1960’s when he was on the show “The Man from U.N.C.L.E”.  His Ilya Kuryakin made the hearts flutter….  And then, what does David do when so many other fan girl obsessions go the way of the wind? He just goes and gets a role on the number 1 show in America. Yes, he’s our Ducky, and “NCIS” is damn lucky to have him.  He is one of the few actors out there who inspires multi-generational fan girls.  He should be rather proud of that fact.

A fan girl favorite for the ages...

6.  Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson

THE.BEST.HOST.ON.TV.   I won’t watch any other late night shows.  Craig has me spoiled. He is loud and proud of both his Scottish roots and his American patriotism.  He is also hella funny.  You want good TV, just watch him when he has any of the other hottie Scotties on his show. You will have to go to the bathroom every commercial break or you’ll be wetting yourself from laughing so hard.  He needs to host the Emmy’s or the Oscars… SOMETHING! He just needs to be on more TV.

7. Simon Pegg– Funny, funny man.  “Shaun of the Dead” ranks as one of my all time favorite movies.  And who else could have played Scotty in “Star Trek”. He has that funny, adorable quality about him, and steals scenes in anything that he is in.

Simon Pegg

So, there you have it… my favorite Scotts. If you know of anymore that I need to learn about, please feel free to let me know. I’ll add them to the list.