Clive Owen

Mimi ON Mar 20, 2009 AT 5:31 pm

Clive Owen

Clive Owen

From West End productions to Hollywood blockbusters, we’ve seen British actor Clive Owen join the ranks of the entertainment industry’s best over the years.  With his new film Duplicity out now, we’ve decided to steer away from our usual obsession (his hypnotizing emerald green eyes!) and take a more in-depth look at his career. But kept a gorgeous pic nearby!

A Coventry, England native, Owen was accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1984 where he spent three years studying theatre and experimenting with various roles in plays like “The Lady from the Sea” and “Henry IV“.  In 1988, Owen joined the Young Vic Theatre Company where he landed his first real acting gig as Romeo in their “Romeo and Juliet” production.  With this role, Owen found his real-life Juliet in co-star Sarah-Jane Fenton.  The love-stricken actor (the two end up marrying in 1995) went on to star in the ITV series, “Chancer“, and made his film debut with Vroom.  After getting his foot in the door with these roles, Owen sought more challenging work and landed the part of the incest-addicted brother in 1991′s Close My Eyes.  After this controversial role, the actor was shunned by many producers and directors in the entertainment industry who didn’t want to use him after his wholesome appeal was gone, finding it hard to get work for a quite some time.  With some perseverance and a stroke of good luck, Owen made his return to the acting world with London’s stage production of “Closer” (A role he reprises in the 2004 film version acting alongside Julia Roberts, Jude Law, and Natalie Portman).  This performance gained Owen immense accreditation in England, but it was his role as a struggling writer in the 1998 film, Croupier, that gave him the international recognition he deserved.

Clive

Clive

It has certainly been a happy ending to a rocky start for Owen.  Since breaking into the international scene, the handsome actor has starred in films like Gosford Park (2001), Bourne Identity (2002), King Arthur (2004), Sin City (2005), Inside Man (2006), and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007).  Off screen, the Academy Award nominated actor is an avid supporter of  Liverpool football club, the face of Lancome’s Anti-Aging Cream for Men, and GQ’s “Best Dressed Male“.  Hmm, for someone who likes to play mysterious, somewhat dodgy characters, Owen seems like a well-rounded, Type-A hunk in real life.

Have you got any free time this weekend?  We suggest catching the corporate spy thriller, Duplicity, in which Owen acts opposite his Closer co-star Julia Roberts.  Their on-screen chemistry has been heralded by the press and as always, Owen’s piercing green eyes do not disappoint!

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