• The changing hairstyles of Ewan McGregor. (Channel Four Films/Lucasfilm/Mockingbird Pictures/Warner Bros Pictures)Source: Channel Four Films/Lucasfilm/Mockingbird Pictures/Warner Bros Pictures
One man. So many styles.
Sarah Ward

19 Apr 2017 - 5:07 PM  UPDATED 21 Sep 2020 - 2:39 PM

“Is that Ewan McGregor?” is probably something everyone who's watched the Fargo season three trailer has asked. It’s the hair that does it. There’s no mistaking the Scottish actor’s face, twinkling eyes and cheeky grin as brothers Emmit and Ray Stussey. But, with McGregor sporting loose curls as one and a balding mullet as one as the other, there’s also no mistaking just how different a new set of locks makes him look.

This isn’t the first time the versatile star has mixed things up in the hair department. In fact, his career is filled with everything from close-cropped Edinburgh junkie chic to those Phantom Menace tresses that were memorable in all the wrong ways.

In preparation for his latest follicular foray in Fargo, here’s the list you didn’t know you needed - a guide to the never-ending gift that is Ewan McGregor’s many, many different hairstyles.


The curls! The curls!


Let’s not ask questions about this one


Chooses short, functional and the kind of hairstyle that will haunt you for two decades


So. Much. Austen. Fluff.


A hairstyle less ordinary


Blondes have more fun


The force isn’t strong, but the rat’s tail is long


A singing, hat-wearing Ewan is a happy Ewan


The almost Sir Alec Guinness


Would you like a massive moustache with that? Yes? Good


I have the tallest fringe! No, I have the tallest fringe!


Ewan is the best thing about this film; Ewan’s hair is the second best thing


When Meryl’s in the film, you’d best look serious


No, we don’t know why Ewan is in A Million Ways to Die in the West, but he is


Hey look, it’s dusty Jesus Ewan


Lookin’ smooth


With that hair, of course he’s playing a villain


What’s worse - getting turned into a candlestick or this wig?

Watch the season 4 trailer here:



An all-new season 4 Fargo story will premiere with two weeks of double episodes, beginning 8.30pm Thursday 8 October on SBS. Episodes will continue weekly at 9.30pm from Thursday 22 October. New episodes will be available at SBS On Demand each week on the same day as broadcast. Relive the first three standalone seasons of Fargo now at SBS On Demand.

Missed season three? Start with the first episode at SBS On Demand:


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