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July 19, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day and Amy Kaufman
Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen were together for the lengthy three-and-a-half month San Francisco shoot for the HBO movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn," but on Emmy nomination morning they were worlds apart. Owen was vacationing in the English countryside with his family while Kidman was sweltering at home in the punishing heat of Nashville. Kidman, who was nominated for lead actress in a miniseries or movie for playing journalist and wife of Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, wasn't expecting the call to tell her about the nomination.
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March 27, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
In the upcoming romantic comedy "Words and Pictures," Clive Owen plays a writer-turned-teacher whose world changes when a beautiful artist (Juliette Binoche) shows up to teach at his school. "Don't trust the words. The words are lies," Binoche tells her students. Owen catches up with her later. "So, the words are lies?" he says. "And pictures are ... ?" "Do I have to actually say it?" she asks. There is the rub, the word guy and the visual gal, words versus pictures. Film, of course, is about how those two work together, and this romantic comedy seems destined to bring its leads together as well.
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January 11, 2009 | Susan King
Clive Owen, who hasn't been seen on the big screen since his supporting turn as Sir Walter Raleigh in 2007's "Elizabeth: The Golden Age," comes back strong with two lead roles -- both in spy thrillers, though with very distinct tones -- early this year. First is "The International," opening Feb. 13.
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March 20, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"Blood Ties" is a largely engrossing drama set in 1974 that works better as an emotional study of brothers on flip sides of the law than as the Sidney Lumet-type crime saga it strives to be. Still, there's a heft to the proceedings that keeps us invested even when the story's various strands start to unravel. Billy Crudup is superb as Frank, an upright New York cop whose older brother, Chris (Clive Owen), is released from prison after serving a lengthy stint for murder. It's a testy reunion for the mismatched pair as old wounds quickly resurface and Chris' foray into honest work proves short-lived . The upshot: Chris' return to his violent, criminal ways eventually forces Frank to choose between honoring his badge or his family.
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October 24, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
EXCLUSIVE: Sometimes the best movies come out of unexpected collaborations - e.g., Darren Aronofsky directing Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler" (and getting him an Oscar nomination). In that spirit, a new Hollywood project we've just heard about seemed worth sharing. Clive Owen, the Oscar and Emmy nominee known for movies like “Closer” and “Children of Men,” will team up with the writers Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Gatewood and Tanaka are best known as the scribes who wrote "The Sitter,” the don't-call-it-a-remake spin on “Adventures in Babysitting” starring Jonah Hill from last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 2005 | Mark Olsen
Don't let anybody tell you otherwise -- Clive Owen is a movie star. People can talk all they want about his character-actor face or brooding remove, but the 40-year-old Englishman radiates the insouciant charm, strange charisma and dark mystery of a McQueen, Bogart or Mitchum.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2008 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
THERE is really only one reason Americans will buy the DVD of the second season of the British drama "Chancer," due Tuesday -- and that reason is Clive Owen. There he is on the cover, impossibly young, impossibly handsome, doing that rakish sideways stare into the camera. And this isn't a bit of false advertising either; "Chancer," made in the early '90s, was Owen's breakout role in Britain.
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July 26, 2001 | GENE SEYMOUR, NEWSDAY
One of the great paradoxes of motion pictures is the almost electric attraction audiences have to screen actors who are gifted at stillness as opposed to, well, being in motion. Think of Steve McQueen's blue-steel impassiveness or Clint Eastwood's granite stoicism or, even, Marilyn Monroe's luminous incredulity. Grab the frame, hold the frame and you, too, can be a legend.
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April 1, 2011 | By Gary Goldstein, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Actor David Schwimmer's second feature-directing outing, "Trust," shows clear commitment to its vital and sensitive subject matter. Unfortunately, this well-acted cautionary tale is hampered by a lack of visual finesse and a script (by Andy Bellin and Robert Festinger) in need of a narrative rethink and a dialogue polish. In suburban Chicago, the seemingly idyllic Cameron family — ad exec dad Will (Clive Owen, excellent); Realtor mother Lynn (Catherine Keener); and three kids, including 14-year-old Annie (a fine Liana Liberato)
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 2004 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
There was a time only several years ago when the English actor Clive Owen would fly to L.A. to make the Hollywood rounds, meeting as he says, "the assistants of the assistants of the assistants." He never met anyone who could make any decisions. Most had never seen his work so said things like "I hear you do a lot of theater," or "Are you a good guy or a bad guy? You have to make a choice." "It's quite soul destroying," he remembers, dryly. Owen opted to preserve his soul, or at least his ego.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2014 | By Susan King
Billy Crudup, 45, who played a charismatic '70s rock musician in Cameron Crowe's 2000 comedy "Almost Famous," J. Edgar Hoover in Michael Mann's 2009's "Public Enemies" and the very blue superhero Dr. Manhattan in Zack Snyder's 2009's "Watchmen," stars as a dedicated New York detective with an ex-con big brother in the new film "Blood Ties. " The film opens March 21 in theaters and also debuts that day on VOD. Set in the 1970s, the crime thriller revolves around the brutal and loving relationship between two vastly different brothers.
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July 25, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Steven Soderbergh, hot off the success of his HBO movie, "Behind the Candelabra," is returning to TV again, this time to direct all 10 episodes of a new Cinemax series called "The Knick. " Starring Clive Owen, "The Knick" is set in the Knickbocker Hospital in New York City, circa 1900. It tells the story of the doctors, nurses and staff who did their best to advance medicine in a time where medical standards were far, far more primitive than they would be just three decades later.
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October 24, 2012 | By Steven Zeitchik
EXCLUSIVE: Sometimes the best movies come out of unexpected collaborations - e.g., Darren Aronofsky directing Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler" (and getting him an Oscar nomination). In that spirit, a new Hollywood project we've just heard about seemed worth sharing. Clive Owen, the Oscar and Emmy nominee known for movies like “Closer” and “Children of Men,” will team up with the writers Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Gatewood and Tanaka are best known as the scribes who wrote "The Sitter,” the don't-call-it-a-remake spin on “Adventures in Babysitting” starring Jonah Hill from last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day and Amy Kaufman
Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen were together for the lengthy three-and-a-half month San Francisco shoot for the HBO movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn," but on Emmy nomination morning they were worlds apart. Owen was vacationing in the English countryside with his family while Kidman was sweltering at home in the punishing heat of Nashville. Kidman, who was nominated for lead actress in a miniseries or movie for playing journalist and wife of Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, wasn't expecting the call to tell her about the nomination.
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May 20, 2012 | By Scott Timberg, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Most writers can only daydream about meeting - in the flesh - the characters they've imagined. But for Ernest Hemingway, one afternoon in Key West, Fla., it came close to actually happening. One day when the writer was in his mid-30s, hanging out at a local fisherman's bar, he spotted a woman uncannily similar to the strong-willed, sexually liberated heartbreaker from his first novel. "It's as if, borne on the sea foam, she emerged - out of his own mind," says director Phil Kaufman.
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September 23, 2011 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspaper Group
There's some grim diversion in watching Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro kill, kill, kill often while avoiding being killed, killed, killed in the fact-based but heavily hog-washed espionage thriller "Killer Elite. " But the script is a mess. It's an object lesson in taking a nonfiction book ("The Feather Men," about a cadre of ex-British Special Air Service operatives) and making a hash of it. The higher the body count, the lower the human stakes. When Statham utters "I'm done with killing," that patented Statham just getting started, mate glare suggests otherwise.
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November 22, 2006
Which of these actors-turned-writers in the last few years made the better film? A. EMILIO ESTEVEZ B. SOFIA COPPOLA C. GEORGE CLOONEY Log on to TheEnvelope.com to vote. * Last week's results on which high-profile actor should lend his voice to an animated feature: Leonardo DiCaprio 72.1% Jack Nicholson 15% Clive Owen 12.9%
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
In the upcoming romantic comedy "Words and Pictures," Clive Owen plays a writer-turned-teacher whose world changes when a beautiful artist (Juliette Binoche) shows up to teach at his school. "Don't trust the words. The words are lies," Binoche tells her students. Owen catches up with her later. "So, the words are lies?" he says. "And pictures are ... ?" "Do I have to actually say it?" she asks. There is the rub, the word guy and the visual gal, words versus pictures. Film, of course, is about how those two work together, and this romantic comedy seems destined to bring its leads together as well.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2010
SERIES Made: A real-life glee club, dating do's and don'ts, a would-be ladies' man and a pageant princess are featured in a mini-marathon of new episodes (3, 4, 5 and 6 p.m. MTV). Doctor Who: A special epsiode takes a look back at David Tennant's run as the titular time traveler on the long-running sci-fi series; Tennant's final episode, "The End of Time (Part 2)," follows immediately after (5, 5:30, 8, 8:30, 11 and 11:30 p.m. BBC America). Demons: A young man (Christian Cooke)
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