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Born: Oct. 3, 1962 Keresley, England, UK
Clive Owen was born on October 3, 1962 in Keresley, Coventry, Warwickshire, England, UK. Owen’s interest in acting came about while in school. He was thirteen years old when he he joined a youth group run by the Coventry Theatre. After high school, he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He was seen on stage as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Claudio in Measure for Measure.
Clive was first seen on the small screen in an episode of Rockliffe’s Babies in 1987. In 1988, he made his feature film debut in Vroom. He then played Derek Love from 1990-1991 in the TV show Chancer. He was seen in many TV movies including Precious Bane in 1989, Close My Eyes in 1991, Nobody’s Children in 1994 and Bad Boy Blues in 1995.
He made the film The Turnaround in 1995 and starred opposite Halle Berry as her lover in The Rich Man’s Wife in 1996. He finished out the Nineties with the films Bent in 1997, and Croupier in 1998.
In 2000, he was in Greenfingers. Clive kept busy in 2001 appearing in a series of shorts by prominent directors that were commissioned by BMW: Ambush, Chosen, The Follow, Star, and Powder Keg. He also appeared in Robert Altman’s Gosford Park.
In 2002, he was seen in The Bourne Identity with Matt Damon and the following year was seen in I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead with Charlotte Rampling and Beyond Borders with Angelina Jolie. In 2004, he appeared in King Arthur with Keira Knightley and, returning to a role he performed on the London stage, made Closer with Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Natalie Portman. This role would earn him his first Academy Award nomination.
In 2005, he was seen in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City as part of a cast that featured Jessica Alba, Alexis Bledel, Benicio Del Toro, Mickey Rourke and Bruce Willis. That same year, he also starred opposite Jennifer Aniston in the one night stand gone wrong film Derailed.
In 2006, Owen was in Inside Man with Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster and played the protector of the only woman pregnant in eighteen years in Children of Men with Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. The following year, he was in Shoot ‘Em Up with Paul Giamatti and Monica Bellucci and Elizabeth: The Golden Age with Cate Blanchett and Geoffrey Rush.
Clive was then seen in 2009’s political thriller The International with Naomi Watts and paired up once again with Julia Roberts in the comedy Duplicity.
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