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Clive Owen

Clive Owen is an English actor. He first gained recognition in the United Kingdom for playing the lead role in the ITV series Chancer from 1990 to 1991. He received critical acclaim for his work in the film Close My Eyes (1991) before earning international attention for his performance as a struggling writer in Croupier (1998). In 2005, he won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in the drama Closer (2004).

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One of the things I'm most proud of about my career is the fact I've managed to keep options open.
I'd love to do a Western.
I think I am more attracted to characters with a subtext, whatever that is and they don't necessarily have to be virtuous, but they have to at least be human. — © Clive Owen
I think I am more attracted to characters with a subtext, whatever that is and they don't necessarily have to be virtuous, but they have to at least be human.
I want to be in movies that stand the test of time.
Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.
I don't play video games.
I'm not better than anyone else.
I think anybody who bets on horses and says they win is probably a liar.
I do a lot better if I sit around and think about a character for a couple of months.
Outside of being home with my family, I prefer a crowd.
I'm not a great one for classic horror or cheap thrills.
You see these actresses who have had Botox or something else done, and it takes you out of the film.
When you are shooting action, there is a satisfying thing because your objectives are very clear. — © Clive Owen
When you are shooting action, there is a satisfying thing because your objectives are very clear.
I'd like to do a film which is funny.
I can't remember ever being involved in a fight in a movie where I haven't done most of it.
I was not a very fearful kid, really.
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.
I feel for those 19-year-olds who get thrust into the limelight that young.
I always used to say to myself, I'm going to die of lung cancer. That's the choice I'm making.
I am a big soccer fan, and a very big Liverpool fan.
I love to mix it up. I love to keep doing different things.
It's just lovely to be involved in a movie that does go back to the basics - characters and great writing.
The sexiest part of the body is the eyes. That's what I believe.
The thing about Hemingway that people forget is that all the stuff he did was at a time where people weren't traveling that much. At 19 he travels to Italy. He goes to the Spanish Civil War. He goes to China, he goes to Africa so at that time to travel that much is really incredible.
I couldn't bear a marriage in which one partner hinges on the other.
Very often when you see families it's all perfect and neat, and parenting isn't like that. You do have constant negotiations. Things are ever developing and ever changing, and you constantly have to evaluate how you deal with your kids.
I'm not the kind of actor who goes into exhaustive research for each role.
I had to ride a horse once. In 'King Arthur.' I said I could ride, but I had to call for lessons on the day the deal was signed. I started out on this little chunky thing and slowly moved up. It was months of work.
I'm the git in the family.
After drama school I did a seven-month tour of Europe performing in 'Romeo and Juliet.' I played Romeo.
Rudeness can make me angry.
I'm a huge fan of 'The Exorcist.'
Action scenes are not that different from other scenes.
Ultimately, to have a career in movies, to a certain extent, certainly in England, you can't sustain a career in just English movies.
I really believe you can carry yourself in such a way that people don't notice you.
A huge part of acting in movies is appetite. You do your best work when you've got a lot of appetite and you really want to embrace something. When you get tired, you don't have that hunger.
You go back to those films of the '40s and '50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other - the wordplay. I think we've really lost that in movies.
I actually really love working with young actors because they're so responsive and instinctive, and it's a much less honed craft that they're employing. — © Clive Owen
I actually really love working with young actors because they're so responsive and instinctive, and it's a much less honed craft that they're employing.
Good dialogue is very important.
I live in London and I love living in a gun free environment and long may it continue.
I'm interested in playing all kinds of parts.
After writing a page, Hemingway would let it float to the ground. He never crumpled pages - he believed that if you crumpled them, you'd be insane in a year.
I want to go anywhere and everywhere and explore as much as I can.
I never really look at life and worry about missed opportunities.
I dread karaoke. I hate karaoke. I can't sing - that is why.
There's certainly a huge element of luck in me ending up where I've ended up.
I guess I'm not that metrosexual. My bathroom cabinet is hardly overflowing with products. I only really have my stuff for shaving. I can't honestly say I moisturise, though I probably should.
Obviously, I'm attracted to heavier movies. — © Clive Owen
Obviously, I'm attracted to heavier movies.
I've done a number of things based on real people or true stories or based on books, and I'm a great believer that you have to be true to the script.
Jewelery isn't really my thing, but I've always got my eye on people's watches.
I do get clocked. But it's not invasive to the point where it's upsetting. It doesn't encroach.
I am comfortable around babies and children because I have two of my own.
I think that Phil Kaufman is one of the best directors that I have come across.
I just like to keep challenging myself, keep it varied. It's a craft, and I'm constantly trying to learn and get better at it.
I come from a very working-class background.
Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I'm not working I'm cool with the Teletubbies.
I would never give anybody any advice about anything.
I've got actor friends who didn't get breaks, who struggle and worry about things that I'm fortunate not to have to worry about.
I certainly don't think of myself as an action hero.
I treat any scene the same - dialogue, action - you're still creating something in character. It's all acting, fighting.
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