As an impressionable Rada student, Clive Owen read up on Constantin Stanislavski, the great Russian theatre director who invented the acting “system” adopted by James Dean, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. One Stanislavski quote stood out for the nascent movie star. “Beware the actor who looks in the mirror too much.” In other words, reckoning yourself to be something of a Bobby Dazzler is not a good thing. “If it gets too self-conscious, if people are too knowing about what they are doing, it can look like a kind of reflected acting,” Owen explains. “They are doing it knowing the effect it has, and that’s never the best way.” [Read more…] about Clive Owen: the unself-conscious sex symbol
Archives for March 2008
Hust like the Scots monarch she is about to play Scarlett Johansson just can’t seem to find right man
IN what could be a case of art imitating life, finding the right man for Mary Queen of Scots is proving more difficult than expected.
A movie about Mary’s life, starring Scarlett Johansson, has been delayed because producers can’t find a suitable actor to play her third husband, the Earl of Bothwell.
In real life, Mary had problems with men, one in particular, her second husband, Lord Darnely, who burst into her room in the Palace of Holyrood House, threatened her and murdered her secretary, David Riccio.
Among those said to be in the running for the Bothwell role, are Clive Owen, Robert Carlyle and James McAvoy. [Read more…] about Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary
– Duplicity (2009): Filming – March 10, 2008
Clive is listed number 32 on Premiere’s ‘The 100 Sexiest Movie Stars of All Time’.
32. Clive Owen
THE HANDSOME DEVIL
As good as Casino Royale’s Daniel Craig turned out to be, it’s hard not to fantasize about Owen having accepted the offer to be Bond: chiseled good looks, dark hair, an imposing frame, and piercing, expressive eyes just as likely to seduce you as to be the last thing you see before dying. Luckily, Owen has had ample chance to exercise that sexy glare in Croupier, Bent, Inside Man, Sin City, and Closer.
New mom NAOMI WATTS gushes about her 7-month-old son ALEXANDER as ET exclusively visits the actress on the set of the upcoming political thriller, ‘The International,’ in theaters August 15. Naomi’s co-star CLIVE OWEN also sits down with ET to talk about the movie in which he plays an Interpol agent, opposite Naomi’s district attorney, as they both try to bring down a corrupt bank.