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Clive Owen

So outstandingly beautiful, and wasted in such really awful movies.

by Anonymousreply 5101/30/2013

Not all awful. Children of Men, Gosford Park, Bent.

by Anonymousreply 101/09/2013

[all posts by right wing shit-stain # a removed.]

by Anonymousreply 201/09/2013

Agreed. I don't understand how he hasn't been featured more in big films. So damn gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 301/09/2013

Closer would've been amazing if the Jude Law and Julia Roberts roles had been played by other people. Clive and Natalie Portman were incredible.

by Anonymousreply 401/09/2013

His best movie is Croupier!

by Anonymousreply 501/09/2013

I second Croupier! Great film! I also thought he was the best thing in Closer.

by Anonymousreply 601/09/2013

Definitely the best thing in "Closer" but I didn't mind Jude Law. Natalie Portman was better than she usually is and Julia Roberts was, of course, unwatchable.

Owen's a decent actor but there's some serious competition in his age group.

by Anonymousreply 701/09/2013

Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman getting together in 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'

by Anonymousreply 801/10/2013

His career is on the downswing, unfortunately. A very talented man, but perhaps better suited for character roles now he's not as handsome as he once was.

by Anonymousreply 901/10/2013

I disagree, he is still handsome and sexy

by Anonymousreply 1001/10/2013

I think that was the wrong photo to classify under "handsome and sexy", R10.

Owen is making a film with Juliette Binoche next.

by Anonymousreply 1101/10/2013

R11 to each their own

by Anonymousreply 1201/10/2013

Monica Bellucci is fucking him in 'Shoot 'Em Up '

(terrible movie, ok)

by Anonymousreply 1301/10/2013

I said she is fucking him.

by Anonymousreply 1401/10/2013

He is CERTAINLY handsome. You are crazy.

by Anonymousreply 1501/10/2013

There's a from early in his career called CLOSE MY EYES with a great full-frontal scene near the beginning.

by Anonymousreply 1601/10/2013

Bent was not awful.

by Anonymousreply 1701/10/2013

Bent was a great movie actually

Guys would you open your ass for Clive?

by Anonymousreply 1801/10/2013

He's a man who was born to wear tuxedos, as he proved in Croupier. A classy gent.

by Anonymousreply 1901/10/2013

He is a sugar. He is still with his wife after the big success he made.

by Anonymousreply 2001/11/2013

He is soooooooo sweet and sexy!

by Anonymousreply 2101/12/2013

My favourite Clive Owen movie is 'Bent'

He was perfect in it. I wish he could play in more such roles. I love dramas and i love well written dramas which can speak right to the heart without being fake.

by Anonymousreply 2201/12/2013

You guys always act like actor's careers should always be going up, up, up. Not every actor wants to be Will Smith. Some actors find that overwhelming. It's not the kind of life they want to lead. I would bet Clive Owen is one of those actors.

Why isn't he a bigger star? Because he doesn't want to be.

by Anonymousreply 2301/12/2013

He has weird plastic-like skin, as if it's made of Silly Puddy. I also recall a photo linked on DL that showed him sitting on beach, and his back was riddled with large black moles or a bad case of "backne". It wasn't an attractive side to him. I have thoroughly enjoyed some of his movies and his acting.

by Anonymousreply 2401/12/2013

Croupier is excellent, he's great in Closer and Children of Men as well

by Anonymousreply 2501/12/2013

I love Clive Owen. I remember when he had the big publicity build up as the next Big Thing. Now he's hard to find. Brilliant actor, too. He would've made a good James Bond. I love Daniel craig, but Clive would've been wonderful, too.

by Anonymousreply 2601/12/2013

Clive was wonderful in 'Trust'

by Anonymousreply 2701/17/2013

I find very few contemporary male movie stars out and out gorgeous. He's one that I do. And he's talented.

by Anonymousreply 2801/17/2013

He was absolutely brilliant in "Derailed". Playing a character built like a longshoreman, who ends up getting pummeled by a man built like Olive Oyle was an acting triumph. Not to mention, DL fave Jennifer Aniston was brilliant and the film had an ending that you couldn't see coming if you've never seen a movie before! See it!

by Anonymousreply 2901/17/2013

I bet Nicole was lucky to have a sex scene with him in 'Hemingway & Gellhorn'

by Anonymousreply 3001/17/2013

Clive continue being loyal to your wife. That is very sexy of you.

by Anonymousreply 3101/17/2013

A beautiful man. He has given some strong and unique performances. I loved him in 'Bent' and in 'Trust'

by Anonymousreply 3201/17/2013

Definitely was robbed of an Oscar nomination for "Children of Men".

by Anonymousreply 3301/17/2013

One of the more interesting stories I've heard about him is that he's basically asexual. His not-very-attractive wife gets around (with women btw) and he not only doesn't seem to care, he doesn't have any extracurricular partners -- male or female -- of his own.

Odd.

by Anonymousreply 3401/17/2013

R34, nonsense. Don't believe everything you read in the magazines.

by Anonymousreply 3501/17/2013

This was not in a magazine, r35(duh -- they'd be sued, if only to salve Owen's reputation).

This came from a second-hand source -- not too far removed in gossip terms.

by Anonymousreply 3601/17/2013

I have one great Clive Owen story.

I was walking down 8th Ave in NYC and I hear his very distinctive voice behind me. I turned around and saw him walking with his young daughter and her friend. He is indeed very sexy - the combo of his looks, his voice and the way he moves. Of all things they were talking about muscles and the girls were mock-flexing their arms. Then the daughter in the sweetest little girl English accent said, "show me your muscles daddy." And I remember thinking, yes, show us your muscles daddy.

by Anonymousreply 3701/17/2013

He looked better when he was younger.

by Anonymousreply 3801/17/2013

Are you serious r34?

by Anonymousreply 3901/17/2013

I've wondered about Owen, too. Why has his career withered the past 5-6 years? Has Daniel Craig taken all the big roles for attractive, fortysomething Brits?

by Anonymousreply 4001/17/2013

I would let him do things to my no no...

by Anonymousreply 4101/17/2013

I don't find him good-looking at all. To each his own.

by Anonymousreply 4201/18/2013

Would have made a wonderful James Bond.

by Anonymousreply 4301/18/2013

He is a cutie and simultaneously a serious man.

He seems dependable and sweet.

A great actor too!

by Anonymousreply 4401/29/2013

I think he has a lot to give as an actor. If he only could play in more powerful dramatic movies, this guy is really charismatic.

by Anonymousreply 4501/29/2013

I thought Hollywood gave up on him after both Trust and The International didn't do very well.

I think it's more a case of him being a grown up, and that Hollywood doesn't make movies starring grown ups for grown up audiences.

by Anonymousreply 4601/29/2013

Joli laid ... not a traditionally beautiful man.

by Anonymousreply 4701/29/2013

Julia Roberts was so miscast in Closer. I think her role should have gone to Kate Winslet.

by Anonymousreply 4801/30/2013

Good point about grown ups and Hollywood, R46.

And I agree.

by Anonymousreply 4901/30/2013

Jolie laid? I don't think that Jolie is so unconventional anymore as it comes to looks and her partners. She is with a traditionally beautiful man now, BRAD PITT!

by Anonymousreply 5001/30/2013

r50: Are you punning?

Joli laid: French term meaning literally "pretty/ugly"--as in an ugly face that is somehow very attractive. Used more in connection with females--jolie laide. It's a great expression and there really is no English equivalent.

I've always thought Clive Owen was smashing and a terrific actor.

by Anonymousreply 5101/30/2013
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