Thursday, 14 February 2008
Hunk of the Month: Clive Owen!
"Smoothly virile." "Steely intensity." Those words accurately describe this British actor who first grabbed me in Closer. I expected back then that Jude Law would command all my attention in that movie, but it was his co-star who succeeded in fascinating me. I subsequently saw Mr. Owen in Inside Man, and that confirmed it for me: the man is hot! In a mysterious, somewhat dark and dangerous way, too. Saw Elizabeth: The Golden Age a week ago and I must say, if the real-life Sir Walter Raleigh was anything like the man who played him in this movie, it was no wonder Elizabeth 1 was smitten.
The 43-year old Brit has won a BAFTA (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, 2005, Closer), and a Golden Globe (Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, 2005, Closer). He was also nominated for an Oscar, again for Closer.
Not bad for a bright boy who left school with one O-level pass - in English - and spent several jobless years hanging around pool halls before coming to his senses and entering the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. The rest is history, as they say.