Clive Owen. biography
Clive Owen was born on October 3, 1964, in Coventry, England and introduced himself to the world of acting performing in a musical by the age of 12 before honing his skills at London’s renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. His on-stage presence quickly transition to on-screen with his acting debut in Vroom (1988).
Clive first caught the attention of the capitol of Entertainment when he starred in the hit independent drama Croupier (1998) prior to expanding his quiet, growing popularity in Robert Altman’s Gosford Park (1999) with Helen Mirren.
Over the next following years, Clive ventured into the world of action and thrill as a hired contract killer in The Bourne Identity (2002) and a legendary ruler in King Arthur (2004) before brandishing his immense dramatic talent in the drama The Closer, which resulted in the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and his first Oscar nomination in the same category.
In 2005, Clive continued starring alongside some of Hollywood’s most known stars such as Bruce Willis in Sin City (2005), Jennifer Aniston in Derailed (2005), Denzel Washington in Inside Man (2006), Julianne Moore in the Oscar-nominated drama Children of Men (2006), Cate Blanchett in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) and Naomi Watts in The International (2009).
Three years later, Clive earned yet another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor stemming from his portrayal of Ernest Hemingway in the made-for-TV biopic Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) opposite Nicole Kidman.
Clive’s most recent projects include, the crime thriller Blood Ties (2013) with Mila Kunis, the dramedy Words and Pictures (2013), the action flick The Last Knights (2013) alongside Morgan Freeman, and the mini-series The Knick (2014).
Did You Know…
- He was voted "Best Dressed Male" by GQ in 2006
- He has four brothers
- He loves the Liverpool Football Club
- He met his wife at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art while doing Romeo and Juliet
- He is a huge David Bowie fan