What a real "TRAINSPOTTER" a diesel engine is, for Mark Renton the drug is. Mark also pursues his hobby with passionate devotion. He never misses a train, sip or shot. Renton has hit the bottom and he's mostly high. The fellow travelers on Renton's trip are Spud, a nice, simple-minded addict who is addicted to dope, Sick Boy, whose true addiction actually relates to James Bond movies, and finally Tommy, who rejects drugs and is addicted to the great outdoors. Then there is Begbie, a psychological time bomb on the way to hell. Begbie's fuel is alcohol, his favorite drug a real brawl. But Mark's train hasn't left yet. At some point, he thinks, he'll get by without the material. Maybe.
Ewan McGregor, born in Scotland in 1971, is one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors. With leading roles in Trainspotting, Star Wars and Moulin Rouge, he captured the hearts of millions of fans worldwide. Ewan McGregor is married to Eve Mavrakis and has three daughters. He has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2004.