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Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner CLIVE OWEN is celebrated by audiences in the UK, the USA, and around the world. His diverse choice of film credits proves him to be one of the most versatile actors of our day. With his captivating performance in the title role of Mike Hodges' sleeper hit Croupier, critics have compared him to the likes of Bogart, Mitchum, and Connery. In 2005 that he proved himself a screen star by winning a Golden Globe and picking up an Academy Award nomination for his role as Larry in Mike Nichols' Closer. The film also starred Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Natalie Portman.

Clive, a British actor, first came onto the scene in several British and American telefilms. In 1991 he starred in his first big hit, the U.K. television series Chancer. He then went on to prove himself to American audiences starring opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones in Jack Gold's CBS telefilm adaptation of The Return of the Native. Other U.K. telefilm credits include BBC's Second Sight, which aired on PBS's Mystery!, Andrew Grieve's Lorna Doone, Andy Wilson's An Evening with Gary Lineker, Diarmuid Lawrence's The Echo, and David Blair's Split Second.

Clive made his film debut in Beeban Kidron's Vroom in 1988, in which he restores a classic-American car to take off on the road with co-star David Thewlis. Then, in 1991, he went on to play a brother who acts upon his incestuous feelings in Stephen Poliakoff's Close My Eyes. Later, he continued to play complex characters as he stars as a reckless homosexual in corrupt pre-war Germany who finds unconditional love while in a Nazi war camp in Sean Mathias' Bent. In 2001 and 2002 respectively, he went on to star in Joel Hershman's offbeat British comedy, Greenfingers and Robert Altman's star studded Gosford Park.

Clive's next films only added to his already brilliant and varied choice of film credits. He starred with Angelina Jolie in the romantic war drama Beyond Borders; the Mike Hodges thriller I'll Sleep When I Am Dead; action war drama King Arthur; Sin City, which co-starred Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba; Derailed opposite Jennifer Aniston; Spike Lee's thriller Inside Man opposite Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster; Alfonso Cuaron's critically acclaimed action-packed film Children of Men opposite Julianne Moore and Michael Caine; Michael Davis's Shoot Em Up and Elizabeth: The Golden Age with Cate Blanchett, where he portrayed Sir Walter Raleigh.

Most recently Clive starred in Tony Gilroy's Duplicity opposite Julia Roberts, The International opposite Naomi Watts and in Scott Hicks' The Boys are Back. Clive recently finished production on Juan Carlos Fresnadillos' Intruders and was recently seen opposite Catherine Keener and Viola Davis in Trust, directed by David Schwimmer.

Clive is also an acclaimed stage actor. His stage work includes portraying Romeo at the Young Vic, starring in Sean Mathias' staging of Noel Coward's Design for Living, and playing the lead role in Patrick Marber's original production of Closer at the Royal National Theatre in 1997. In the fall of 2001, he starred in London in Lawrence Boswell's staging of Peter Nichols' A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

Clive also starred as "the driver” in the series of BMW Internet short features entitled "The Hire,” each directed by John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.


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