Clive Owen is now firmly established as one of the foremost leading men of his generation of film actors. He admits that he’s drawn to characters that are not necessarily all good or all bad. With Louis Salinger in Columbia Pictures’ The International, he plays a man haunted by his past and is driven to try and make amends.
“I remember going to Los Angeles once to meet some casting director, and I was there on the back of some little film and he called me in to see who I was and he said, ‘So, do you play goodies or baddies?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t really see it like that…’ and the meeting disintegrated.
“I never see characters as good or bad. Some people have said to me, ‘You play a lot of bad guys’ and I don’t think any of the parts I play are bad. I don’t see them in that way. They are full of conflict, fallible. None of us are good guys or bad guys—we’re all mixed up. [Read more…] about A wild ride with Clive Owen