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Clive Owen

Clive Owen

Birthday: 3 October 1964, Keresley, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK
Height: 188 cm

British actor Clive Owen is one of a handful of stars who, though he is best known for his art house films, can handle more mainstream films with equal measures of grace and skill. Owen is typically c ...Show More

Clive Owen
(On his plans for Catweazle (1970)) Making the film (The Boys Are Back (2009)) made me realise I've Show more (On his plans for Catweazle (1970)) Making the film (The Boys Are Back (2009)) made me realise I've not made many films my own children can see, and I want them to see what their old man does for a living. When I was a kid, Catweazle (1970) was the bees' knees, the best thing on TV. I didn't want to be Cedric or the other kid, I wanted to grow up to be just like Catweazle. It's my dream role. You could say my whole career has just been a rehearsal for Catweazle. It (the character's look) is a bit of a problem with the Lancombe contract, but if it comes to choice between them, it'll have to be Catweazle. I hope it doesn't come to that! Maybe they can do before and after adverts - with Catweazle (1970) the before! Hide
That's the best place to be, both excited and scared. What's the worst thing that can happen? The wo Show more That's the best place to be, both excited and scared. What's the worst thing that can happen? The worst thing that can happen is that I'll be bad. I've been bad before - I'll be bad again. Hide
I don't "do" emotion. Emotions are overrated. I'm more interested in creating a presence. I don't "do" emotion. Emotions are overrated. I'm more interested in creating a presence.
Theater is like exercise. I feel it's healthy. But I don't love it as much as movies. A bad experien Show more Theater is like exercise. I feel it's healthy. But I don't love it as much as movies. A bad experience in the theater can be so depressing. You've got to do it every night, even if the production is not working. Hide
Theatre uses a different energy. It's like going to the gym and having a vigorous workout. But every Show more Theatre uses a different energy. It's like going to the gym and having a vigorous workout. But every few years is enough because I love filming. I am a real film animal. Hide
[on bad scripts he is reading] These are films that are funded and ready to go - expensive movies. Y Show more [on bad scripts he is reading] These are films that are funded and ready to go - expensive movies. You're amazed that people are funding them. I start to think it's me, that I'm being too choosy. Hide
I like the high-wire act, playing someone who is not entirely straightforward, not something easy, p Show more I like the high-wire act, playing someone who is not entirely straightforward, not something easy, palatable. Hide
Bond was the best thing that never happened to me. I was never in the running but the more I said so Show more Bond was the best thing that never happened to me. I was never in the running but the more I said so, the more people thought I had it in the bag. What's so funny about it all is my career in Britain was in really bad shape at the time, but my agents pretty much built me a new one in America by playing up all the Bond stories. All I had to do was keep on telling people I was never going to be Bond. I'd like to think I made it on talent, but it's really just dumb luck. If I hadn't worn that tux in Croupier (1998), I'd still be begging for the parts Robson Green turned down on cop shows. Hide
When I was 10 or 11, I played the Artful Dodger in a school production of 'Oliver. From that point f Show more When I was 10 or 11, I played the Artful Dodger in a school production of 'Oliver. From that point forward, I said I wanted to be an actor. Nobody in my family took it seriously, but I saw no other path. I was a cocky little kid. This one teacher said: 'You're a working-class kid from Coventry. What do you know?' Hide
I've never been interested in playing good guys. I'm always attracted to dangerous characters. Those Show more I've never been interested in playing good guys. I'm always attracted to dangerous characters. Those roles are usually far more interesting and I hold no fears about doing them. With my character in Croupier (1998), you're never really sure where he's coming from. He's not really a good guy or a bad guy. But people generally aren't, are they? Hide
Before I became an actor, I remember how I hated chickens. I was sick when I even saw one. But all t Show more Before I became an actor, I remember how I hated chickens. I was sick when I even saw one. But all that is over now, for acting has shown me how foolish it was. I have learned to love chickens, to love their flesh, their voice. One day, when I'm through with acting, I'll go home to look after the chickens that I love so much. That's what being an actor has done for me. Hide
I got in a cab in Glasgow years ago and this quite surly cabdriver says to me, 'You're that actor, a Show more I got in a cab in Glasgow years ago and this quite surly cabdriver says to me, 'You're that actor, aren't you? You get paid to lie, don't you? That's what actors are, aren't they? Professional bullsh***ers.' It had quite an effect on me. I f***ing get paid to lie. . . . I walked out of there and I spent a bit of time thinking about it. And then I realized I think it's the opposite: It's an opportunity to tell the truth. I try to do that in everything I do. And whether you like a movie I'm in or not, I want you to believe me. More than admire me or think I was brilliantly skillful, I want you to believe me. Hide
People keep on saying I missed my chance with not being James Bond, but my films still appear with t Show more People keep on saying I missed my chance with not being James Bond, but my films still appear with the tedious inevitability of an unloved season. Hide
On his fear of badgers: I've never been bitten by one or anything like that, they just look evil to Show more On his fear of badgers: I've never been bitten by one or anything like that, they just look evil to me. Even watching The Wind in the Willows they scared me. It was like the Devil staring straight into my eyes. It's something I've never outgrown. Even today, just the thought of badgers absolutely terrifies me. Hell to me is a room full of badgers. Hide
(On Bond) It's easy to keep saying no to a role you're not being offered. If they really had offered Show more (On Bond) It's easy to keep saying no to a role you're not being offered. If they really had offered? I don't know. It's possible I would have said yes. It's possible. But they never asked so we'll never really know. Hide
I've heard people say I have a dull and monotonous voice, but the truth is that I put all my effort Show more I've heard people say I have a dull and monotonous voice, but the truth is that I put all my effort into communicating to the audience via my eyes. An actor can say so much with their eyes. I would have loved to have been an actor in the days of silent movies. Sounding interesting disinterests me. Looking interesting is another matter entirely. Hide
The sexiest part of the body is the eyes. Corny, but that's what I believe. They're what connect us Show more The sexiest part of the body is the eyes. Corny, but that's what I believe. They're what connect us as human beings. Hide
The lighter stuff has got to be really well written for me, or it just doesn't get me going. There's Show more The lighter stuff has got to be really well written for me, or it just doesn't get me going. There's something to play if there's conflict going on. Whatever that conflict is, that's where drama is; if the character is grappling with something you've got something to play, there's layers to it. And when that isn't there it's ... less interesting. Hide
[Talking about Daniel Craig]: "I think when Craig first took the (James Bond) part he got a pretty r Show more [Talking about Daniel Craig]: "I think when Craig first took the (James Bond) part he got a pretty rough ride, which to a certain extent is inevitable because there are so many different people who have so many different ideas about something like that. You are never going to please everybody. The thing that is really exciting is that he is a proper actor. He is not shallow or posing, they have cast a really serious actor and I think that when the film comes out everyone will see what a great choice he was". Hide
Clive Owen's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (37)
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Commander Ar

Dalton Russell
Dalton Russell

Larry
Larry

John Farrow
John Farrow

Chris
Chris

Ray Koval
Ray Koval

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