Ewan McGregor's first Star Wars appearance, in The Phantom Menace, saw Obi-Wan Kenobi sporting a buzz cut with a long, thin braid at the side. The braid symbolizes a Jedi Padawan's rank in the Jedi Order. In the film, Kenobi is still a Padawan training under his Jedi Master, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), who sports his own iconic long locks.
Set 10 years after the previous film, McGregor's look in Attack of the Clones continues to symbolize Kenobi's climb up the Jedi Order ranks. Taking Hayden Christensen's Anakin Skywalker under his wing, Kenobi sports long, luscious locks and a beard in his new role as a Jedi Knight. Perhaps his hair choice is a nod to his fallen master.
The apprentice has officially become the teacher, as Kenobi rises to the rank of Jedi Master and becomes a member of the Jedi Council in the third prequel film, Revenge of the Sith. Unfortunately, McGregor's fresh haircut, fluffy beard, and good looks aren't enough to stop Anakin from turning into Darth Vader and the Sith from taking over the galaxy.
Jumping ahead another 10 years in the Star Wars time line, the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi will pick up with the exiled Jedi as he watches over a young Luke Skywalker and deals with the consequences of Anakin's descent to the Dark Side. His look in the show is a cross between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, plus or minus a few gray hairs. But you know what they say: Some things get better with age!
A closer look at Obi-Wan's latest look.