Big thanks to cinzia 81 for the amazing translation for the interview of Clive on Vanity Fair Italy.
I’m the last wheel of the cart
Tough is tough (watch his last two movies to see that). Sexy is sexy (just ask Angelina, Monica and Julia to believe it). So, why he let his three girls say that he is “pathetic”?
In the first frame of The International Clive Owen has three deep wrinkles in the middle of his eyes. If he were an actress someone would have already filled them with botox but he’s a man an the wrinkle are all at their place. A man, for how handome (and believe me, He is) can allow himself to have this “highway” effect on his nose.
When the mugshot end, we can’t stay here to think about this movie (and life) injustices. Tom Tywer’s Movie – the german director who ten years ago directet Run, Lola, Run – speeds away. This is a contemporary story in an almost sinister way. It talks about financial crimes, corrupted bankers, wheapon trafficking. Owen (who is an interpool agent who catch the bad guys) flies from Berlino to New York, from Lione to Milan, from the Iseo Lake to Instambul.
It would be for the scenario (Pirellone, Corduzio Plaza, Central Station, Corso Italia) The International is the less romantic movie of this last decade. Clive has a partner in his mission (Naomi Watts) but they will never gave neither e little kiss. The peack of intimity they share is an elevetor scene where she told him: “You look awful”. There will be more galantery, sex scenes and malice in the other upcoming Clive movie, Duplicity: another thriller this time, about industrial spying) with Julia Roberts. Some scenes of this movie has been shooted in Italy too but, being in Rome and not in Milan, there’s a little bit of romance here.
These two movie are very similar. To be honest it isn’t a good idea that they will be released almost togheter. “I know”, sigh Clive Owen sitting once for all on a chair at Soho Hotel in London. He will stay on this chair for an hour, the time it lasted our interview, pratically without moving neither a little.
“It shouldn’t have to be happend but these are hard times for cinema too. Last year writer’s strike. Slow productions. Things like that have created this sort of blockage”.
Deep and sexy voice, a shirt white as his theets,Clive Owen struggle to seems “normal”: lovely father, an actor without inner torments, celebrity without excess. There is ony one thread who make him enthusiast: soccer. He is the perfect man like that little models we all have in ours rooms.
So there is the crisis also for you who works in cinema. They are going to cut your pay?
They already started. By the way, they produce less and don’t take risks. A lot of sequel, many variations on the same models. An innovative and genial director, nowadays will find each door close. [Read more…] about Vanity Fair Italy English Translation Interview