People.com Celebrity The Boys of Summer Get the skinny on Ewan McGregor, Matt Damon and 10 others who are heating up movie screens this season. By Emily Fromm and Caryn Midler By People Staff Published on July 12, 2005 04:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email 01 of 12 EWAN MCGREGOR, 34 Jason Merritt/FilmMagic Hometown: Perthshire, ScotlandCurrent gig: Playing a rebellious clone in the sci-fi thriller The IslandRelationship status: Married to Eve Mavrakis, with two kidsEasy rider: McGregor took a 20,000-mile motorcycle trip for last year's Bravo series Long Way Round. The toughest patch? Mongolia. "There were no roads there, just gravel," he says. "But we ploughed on, and I'm glad we did." 02 of 12 MATT DAMON, 34 David LeFranc/Gamma Hometown: Cambridge, Mass.Current gig: Playing a con artist in The Brothers GrimmRelationship status: Dates Luciana BarrosoLucky strike: "On the Brothers Grimm (set) in Prague, a lot of us on the crew went bowling every weekend," Damon says. "You don't really have to be good at bowling to go do it. It's more about people just getting together and having a good time." 03 of 12 OWEN WILSON, 36 Aaron Rapoport/Corbis Outline Hometown: DallasCurrent gig: Wooing bridesmaids in the comedy Wedding CrashersRelationship status: SingleFirst job: "I was a pool cleaner, and I had an idea from Playboy or Penthouse Forum that I was going to be fending the ladies off with a stick. Sadly, that never came to pass. I think that's what I was thinking when I took the job." 04 of 12 TERRENCE HOWARD, 36 Chris McPherson/Corbis Outline Hometown: ClevelandCurrent gig: Starring as a pimp who wants to be a rapper in the buzzed-about indie Hustle amp FlowRelationship status: Married to Lori Howard, with three kidsSecret skill: He makes his own clothes! "I can sew," he says. "My stepmother taught me well, and I just come up with my own designs, and then cut the patterns and put them together." 05 of 12 JOHNNY KNOXVILLE, 34 Richard Phibbs/Corbis Outline Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.Current gig: Playing Luke Duke in the big-screen remake of The Dukes of HazzardRelationship status: Married to Melanie Clapp, with one daughterWeak spot: "My ankles are really bad," he's said – a holdover from his stunts on MTV's Jackass. "I'll be walking down the street and they'll just give out – boom! – like at a 90-degree angle." 06 of 12 IOAN GRUFFUDD, 31 Phil Knott/Corbis Outline Hometown: Cardiff, WalesCurrent gig: Extending himself as the ultra-stretchy Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic FourRelationship status: Dates actress Alice EvansHumble hunk: "I think girls first notice my smile and my big nose," says the 5'11" actor. But he's not too modest to dream of playing the world's most famous lover: "Romeo," he says. "It's a major goal." 07 of 12 JAMES FRANCO, 27 Danielle Levitt/Corbis Outline Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.Current gig: Portraying real-life hero Capt. Robert Prince in the World War II drama The Great RaidRelationship status: SingleRenaissance man: Franco, who won a Golden Globe in 2001 for his portrayal of James Dean in a TNT biopic, paints abstract acrylics for fun. "It's nice, an art form that doesn't require 100 to 200 other people," he says. 08 of 12 SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT, 28 Sarfati/Starface/Retna Hometown: Cottage Grove, Minn.Current gig: Playing Bo Duke in The Dukes of HazzardRelationship status: SingleWorst date: "I went to get sushi with this super-hot girl," he says. "I never had sushi before. I tried one piece and right away I knew there was something wrong. I basically barfed all over her." 09 of 12 ANDRE BENJAMIN, 30 Armando Gallo / Retna Hometown: AtlantaCurrent gig: Playing one of a quartet of foster brothers bent on avenging their mother's death in the drama Four BrothersRelationship status: SingleAwkward phase: "I used to hate my nose and my lips," says Benjamin, a.k.a. OutKast's Andre 3000, of his high-school days. "I wasn't the ugly duckling, but I just wasn't in the cool, hip in-crowd." 10 of 12 JESSE BRADFORD, 26 Chris McPherson/Corbis Outline Hometown: Norwalk, Conn.Current gig: Playing a slippery wannabe filmmaker opposite Lisa Kudrow in the ensemble drama Happy EndingsRelationship status: Has a girlfriendSugar daddy: Bradford's biggest vice? "Eating sweets," he told InStyle. "I like frozen yogurt blended with chocolate, creamy peanut butter and bananas. It's just amazing. I'm a big fan of Tootsie Rolls too." 11 of 12 JOSH LUCAS, 34 Joe Pugliese/Corbis Outline Hometown: Gig Harbor, Wash.Current gig: Starring as a Navy pilot opposite Jamie Foxx in StealthRelationship status: SingleFamily ties: ''My parents were hard-core anti-nuclear activists,'' he's said. ''My father would do things like strap himself to the tracks to stop a train that was carrying plutonium. He sheltered other families, and we would move every six months." 12 of 12 BENJAMIN BRATT, 41 Jeff Vespa/Wireimage.com Hometown: San FranciscoCurrent gig: Playing Lt. Col. Mucci in The Great RaidRelationship status: Married to actress Talisa SotoTrue romance: After his four-year relationship with Julia Roberts ended, Bratt married Soto in 2002. "It has been very quiet and low-key, which has suited us both," he's said. They have a daughter, Sophia, 2, and another baby due this fall.