Great Quotes by Clive Owen

Jewelery isn’t really my thing, but I’ve always got my eye on people’s watches.

Clive Owen

The sexiest part of the body is the eyes. That’s what I believe.

Clive Owen

I want to go anywhere and everywhere and explore as much as I can.

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I guess I’m not that metrosexual. My bathroom cabinet is hardly overflowing with products. I only really have my stuff for shaving. I can’t honestly say I moisturise, though I probably should.

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Audiences can be very judgmental.

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I just like to keep challenging myself, keep it varied. It’s a craft, and I’m constantly trying to learn and get better at it.

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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 to at least be human.

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I think anybody who bets on horses and says they win is probably a liar.

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The idea of goodies and baddies has always fascinated me, and what people consider to be a goodie or a baddie, because I’ve never seen any of my characters as baddies.

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I am comfortable around babies and children because I have two of my own.

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I love to mix it up. I love to keep doing different things.

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I’m not the kind of actor who goes into exhaustive research for each role.

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One of the things I’m most proud of about my career is the fact I’ve managed to keep options open.

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Parenthood and family come first for me, and when I’m not working I’m cool with the Teletubbies.

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You go back to those films of the ’40s and ’50s and hear the dialogue, the way the people played off each other – the wordplay. I think we’ve really lost that in movies.

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Every journalist who is not too stupid or too full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible.

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I am a big soccer fan, and a very big Liverpool fan.

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I dread karaoke. I hate karaoke. I can’t sing – that is why.

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I don’t play video games.

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I think that Phil Kaufman is one of the best directors that I have come across.

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I was not a very fearful kid, really.

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I’m a huge fan of ‘The Exorcist.’

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I’m not a great one for classic horror or cheap thrills.

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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.

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I live in London and I love living in a gun free environment and long may it continue.

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When you are shooting action, there is a satisfying thing because your objectives are very clear.

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Rudeness can make me angry.

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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 got something to play, there’s layers to it.

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Action scenes are not that different from other scenes.

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Obviously, I’m attracted to heavier movies.

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I feel for those 19-year-olds who get thrust into the limelight that young.

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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 the deal was signed. I started out on this little chunky thing and slowly moved up. It was months of work.

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Outside of being home with my family, I prefer a crowd.

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I do a lot better if I sit around and think about a character for a couple of months.

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I can’t remember ever being involved in a fight in a movie where I haven’t done most of it.

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I treat any scene the same – dialogue, action – you’re still creating something in character. It’s all acting, fighting.

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Good dialogue is very important.

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I’ve done a number of things based on real people or true stories or based on books, and I’m a great believer that you have to be true to the script.

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I do get clocked. But it’s not invasive to the point where it’s upsetting. It doesn’t encroach.

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I’m not better than anyone else.

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I come from a very working-class background.

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I’ve got actor friends who didn’t get breaks, who struggle and worry about things that I’m fortunate not to have to worry about.

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I’d like to do a film which is funny.

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I’m interested in playing all kinds of parts.

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A huge part of acting in movies is appetite. You do your best work when you’ve got a lot of appetite and you really want to embrace something. When you get tired, you don’t have that hunger.

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I always used to say to myself, I’m going to die of lung cancer. That’s the choice I’m making.

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I really believe you can carry yourself in such a way that people don’t notice you.

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I’m the git in the family.

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After drama school I did a seven-month tour of Europe performing in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ I played Romeo.

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After writing a page, Hemingway would let it float to the ground. He never crumpled pages – he believed that if you crumpled them, you’d be insane in a year.

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The thing about Hemingway that people forget is that all the stuff he did was at a time where people weren’t traveling that much. At 19 he travels to Italy. He goes to the Spanish Civil War. He goes to China, he goes to Africa so at that time to travel that much is really incredible.

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It’s just lovely to be involved in a movie that does go back to the basics – characters and great writing.

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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 to belt it out of ourselves in a theater auditorium.

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I always want my options to be open.

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I’m just a working actor.

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I just love playing good guys.

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For me really good acting is about subtext.

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I would never give anybody any advice about anything.

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You’re always dealing with emotions as an actor.

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I go off and make movies; I come home, and I’m a dad and I hang with my girls.

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When there’s an idiot driving crazily in front of you, that can wind the best of you up.

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There’s not a big gun culture in England at all still.

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I watch a film and the most important thing to me is what I think of the movie.

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I want to be in movies that stand the test of time.

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The worst piece of advice I’ve gotten in my whole career is from somebody who said, ‘Remember, it’s all about likeability.’

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I’ve had some great times with actresses, but that’s in a movie.

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You see these actresses who have had Botox or something else done, and it takes you out of the film.

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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 off in my next film because otherwise I know I’m too heavy.

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I can honestly say I’ve never chosen a film because where it’s shot is convenient.

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I’d love to do a Western.

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I never really look at life and worry about missed opportunities.

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As I get older, I’ve been having a better and better time.

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For me, London is and always will be home.

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I’ve been very fortunate with the scripts I’ve had and the people I worked with.

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I do wear suits all the time.

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I think it’s dangerous to get into ideas of planning careers.

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I think there is a lot of overexplaining both in writing and acting. People don’t need to be hit on the head.

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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 and ever changing, and you constantly have to evaluate how you deal with your kids.

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