Find the best quotes by Clive Owen.
If you are making a script based on a book it can be frustrating going back to the source novel, because you’re turning the story…
I think I am more attracted to characters with a subtext, whatever that is and they don’t necessarily have to be virtuous, but they have…
I have a problem with a lot of men’s fragrances because they are very strong. Somebody somewhere thinks that masculine means powerful smells, and I…
I don’t like it when people are trying too hard. That goes for clothes, for acting, for everything. It’s just not good when it seems…
As a teenager I was crazy about David Bowie. He was a huge inspiration for me. I dressed a little bit crazily in school and…
There’s something to play if there’s conflict going on. Whatever that conflict is, that’s where drama is; if the character is grappling with something you’ve…
I’m sort of one of those weird actors who whenever I do a play, I think, ‘Oh, we should film this,’ as opposed to have…
I don’t do facials or any of that stuff, but my workout regime does tend to depend on whether I have to take my top…
I actually really love working with young actors because they’re so responsive and instinctive, and it’s a much less honed craft that they’re employing.
You go back to those films of the ’40s and ’50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other – the…
Very often when you see families it’s all perfect and neat, and parenting isn’t like that. You do have constant negotiations. Things are ever developing…
I had to ride a horse once. In ‘King Arthur.’ I said I could ride, but I had to call for lessons on the day…
You’re always dealing with emotions as an actor.
You see these actresses who have had Botox or something else done, and it takes you out of the film.
Ultimately, to have a career in movies, to a certain extent, certainly in England, you can’t sustain a career in just English movies.
There’s not a big gun culture in England at all still.
The worst piece of advice I’ve gotten in my whole career is from somebody who said, ‘Remember, it’s all about likeability.’
The financial implode is bound to be reflected in the movies that are being made, there’s no question.
One of the things I’m most proud of about my career is the fact I’ve managed to keep options open.
Obviously, I’m attracted to heavier movies.
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