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.

15 comments:

JJ said...

PHWOAR. PHWOARRRRR.
jjx

CC Devine said...

Ooh er missus! I'm all afluster after that post :)

wordtryst said...

Hubba-hubba!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I had to go to a business dinner with him and thought I would faint.

I am a big fan!

Pacha said...

I love your blog! I do! I love hunk of the month too. I love Clive Owen. Wish I had known which pool halls he hung around...

wordtryst said...

Nyc/caribbean, I remember that post! You lucky wench...

Pacha! Thank goodness you didn't... then you might not have met the... um... sexy banana guy. :)

L-Plate Author said...

Oh, I have to echo JJ. Can't believe he is 43! Oh my 41 year heart is aching xx

The Anti-Wife said...

Great pick. First film of his I saw was "Greenfingers" a rather obscure British film. I loved it and knew he would be big.

Chumplet said...

Thanks for the eye candy. What a nice Valentine's Day gift.

kim said...

that first picture is smoky. Dang your hunk of the month pics are good.

Caroline said...

Oh my! I shall have to go and lie down!

Debs said...

Phew, that woke me up! Love the first pic especially. I do think he is far more attractive now than he was when he was younger.

Mmmm

Lane said...

Good gracious! I think I may need a strong cup of tea:-)

It's so unfair that many men look better with age. Bah!
x

wordtryst said...

Ladies, ladies... Let's turn up the AC, shall we? It's getting warm in here.

PJ said...

He's definitely grown on me in the last few years. Yum.