Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Actor's secret life as journalist revealed

New documentary film The Men Who Stare At Goats hit cinemas this past week, and revealed to the world a number of shocking truths brought to light by actor Ewan McGregor, in his surprising undercover role as an investigative journalist.

The star of Trainspotting and Moulin Rouge reveals in his latest release that, in the early years of this decade, he spent many months doing research into the US military's exploration of paranormal and New Age concepts. The well known actor attained a surprising level of access, earning the trust of many leading psychic researchers employed by the army.

"I didn't use my real name, obviously," said McGregor, in response to questions about how one of the world's most bankable film stars managed to pass as an unknown journalist and surreptitiously acquire such impressive footage. "And if anyone ever noticed a resemblance between 'Bob Wilton' and someone they'd seen in Star Wars, they didn't mention anything."

When asked how he'd managed to continue operating his cameras and recording equipment in such hostile conditions as an Iraqi terrorist prison, he shuffled awkwardly and changed the subject.

The film is now showing in cinemas nationwide, and was based on the 2004 book of the same name, written by McGregor under a pseudonym.

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