Clive Owen

Clive Owen (born 3 October 1964) is an English actor, who has worked on television, stage and film. He first gained recognition in the United Kingdom for portraying the lead in the ITV series Chancer from 1990 to 1991. He then garnered critical acclaim for his work in the film Close My Eyes (1991) before getting international notice for his performance as a struggling writer in Croupier (1998). In 2005, Owen won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his appearance in the drama Closer (2004). He has since played leading as well as supporting roles in films such as Sin City (2005), Inside Man (2006), Children of Men (2006), and The International (2009). Description above from the Wikipedia article Clive Owen, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia

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Children of Men (2006)

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In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Michael Caine  •  Julianne Moore  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Michael Caine  •  Julianne Moore  •  Chiwetel Ejiofor

The Bourne Identity (2002)

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Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Franka Potente  •  Chris Cooper  •  Clive Owen

Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him dead. However, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Matt Damon  •  Franka Potente  •  Chris Cooper  •  Clive Owen

Inside Man (2006)

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When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Jodie Foster  •  Clive Owen  •  Christopher Plummer

Beyond Borders (2003)

Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Clive Owen  •  Teri Polo  •  Linus Roache

Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Clive Owen  •  Teri Polo  •  Linus Roache

Closer (2004)

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Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Jude Law  •  Julia Roberts  •  Clive Owen

Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Natalie Portman  •  Jude Law  •  Julia Roberts  •  Clive Owen

Croupier (1998)

Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino which takes its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Hodges
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Gina McKee  •  Nick Reding  •  Nicholas Ball

Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino which takes its ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Hodges
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Gina McKee  •  Nick Reding  •  Nicholas Ball

Derailed (2005)

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Melissa George  •  Vincent Cassel

When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mikael Håfström
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Melissa George  •  Vincent Cassel

Gosford Park (2001)

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In 1930’s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

In 1930’s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend of relaxation at a hunting resort. But when a murder occurs, each one of these interesting characters becomes a suspect.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Clive Owen  •  Maggie Smith  •  Geraldine Somerville

Greenfingers (2001)

Clive Owen stars as a prison inmate who goes into an experimental "open" prison where the inmates walk around freely and get job training for their impending releases. While there, he discovers he has a talent for growing flowers. His talent is recognized by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Hershman
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Helen Mirren  •  David Kelly  •  Warren Clarke

Clive Owen stars as a prison inmate who goes into an experimental "open" prison where the inmates walk around freely and get job training for their impending releases. While there, he discovers he has a talent for growing flowers. His talent is recognized by a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Hershman
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Helen Mirren  •  David Kelly  •  Warren Clarke

King Arthur (2004)

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mads Mikkelsen

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antoine Fuqua
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Ioan Gruffudd  •  Keira Knightley  •  Mads Mikkelsen

Sin City (2005)

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Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Clive Owen  •  Jessica Alba

Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Miller  •  Robert Rodriguez
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Clive Owen  •  Jessica Alba

The Pink Panther (2006)

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Inspector Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Kevin Kline  •  Beyoncé  •  Jean Reno

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Inspector Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Kevin Kline  •  Beyoncé  •  Jean Reno

The Follow (2001)

The Driver is hired by a nervous movie manager to spy on a paranoid actor's wife. During his tailing of the wife, the Driver describes the right way to tail someone. As he follows her he begins to fear what he might learn of her apparently tragic life. He discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Adriana Lima  •  Forest Whitaker

The Driver is hired by a nervous movie manager to spy on a paranoid actor's wife. During his tailing of the wife, the Driver describes the right way to tail someone. As he follows her he begins to fear what he might learn of her apparently tragic life. He discovers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wong Kar-wai
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Mickey Rourke  •  Adriana Lima  •  Forest Whitaker

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard the lives of her people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Clive Owen  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Tom Hollander

When Queen Elizabeth's reign is threatened by ruthless familial betrayal and Spain's invading army, she and her shrewd adviser must act to safeguard the lives of her people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shekhar Kapur
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Clive Owen  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Tom Hollander

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)

Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at the hands of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Hodges
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Malcolm McDowell

Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at the hands of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Hodges
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Malcolm McDowell

Century (1993)

Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Clive Owen  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Robert Stephens

Turn-of-the-century love story centered around a young doctor and the emergence of modern science.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Poliakoff
CAST:  Charles Dance  •  Clive Owen  •  Miranda Richardson  •  Robert Stephens

Beat the Devil (2002)

The Driver drag-races the Devil, in order to earn James Brown his soul.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Gary Oldman  •  James Brown  •  Marilyn Manson

The Driver drag-races the Devil, in order to earn James Brown his soul.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Scott
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Gary Oldman  •  James Brown  •  Marilyn Manson

Star (2001)

The Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city (not Pittsburgh as earlier believed). Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards in the Driver's BMW. He soon gets tired of her and decides to have a bit of fun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Michael Beattie  •  Toru Tanaka Jr.  •  D-Teflon

The Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city (not Pittsburgh as earlier believed). Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards in the Driver's BMW. He soon gets tired of her and decides to have a bit of fun.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Ritchie
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Michael Beattie  •  Toru Tanaka Jr.  •  D-Teflon

Ticker (2002)

The Driver drives a wounded diplomat, who carries a mysterious briefcase, while under helicopter attack. During the attack the briefcase is struck by a bullet, causing a display on it to begin counting down, and it to leak an unknown fluid from the bullet hole. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Don Cheadle  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Eli Danker

The Driver drives a wounded diplomat, who carries a mysterious briefcase, while under helicopter attack. During the attack the briefcase is struck by a bullet, causing a display on it to begin counting down, and it to leak an unknown fluid from the bullet hole. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Clive Owen  •  Don Cheadle  •  F. Murray Abraham  •  Eli Danker

Lorna Doone (1990)

A feisty 17th-century Scotswoman falls in love with a despised landowner, to the dismay of her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Michael MacKenzie  •  Andrew Ferguson  •  Sean Bean  •  Claire Madden

A feisty 17th-century Scotswoman falls in love with a despised landowner, to the dismay of her father.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Grieve
CAST:  Michael MacKenzie  •  Andrew Ferguson  •  Sean Bean  •  Claire Madden
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