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
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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.