Wed
May 4 2011 9:02am

For the Love of...Clive Owen in Anything

Not gonna lie. Likely going to see every single thing in which Clive Owen appears, from the execrable The International to Duplicity, where he and Julia Roberts attempted to manufacture some chemistry. Inbetween perhaps we'll get flashes of brilliance, such as the savage break-up scene in Closer:

“That's the spirit. Thank you. Thank you for your honesty. Now fuck off and die, you fucked up slag.”

But one has to wonder exactly what Mr. Sex-On-A-Stick was thinking when choosing to take the role in Intruders, which comes out in October; maybe it's more than the sum of its trailer, but right now, it looks like some sort of pantomime Antoine Dodson tribute.

That said, I'll see it. Woe is me. So who's the actor you'll always see, despite his or her awful film choices?

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9 comments
Keira Soleore
1. KeiraSoleore
Megan, I'm stunned it took this many weeks for you to come clean about your obsessi..., er, adora..., er, liking for Clive Owens.

For me, it's Sidney Poitier and Anthony Hopkins. I have seen Hopkins in the horrible Hannibal Lecter series as well as "Remains of the Day," and he's been amazing. Poitier is in a class by himself off the silver screen and on it. "To, Sir, With Love" and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" remain my all time favorite movies.
Barbara W
2. Barbara W
Bana. Eric Bana.

Fortunately most of his movies are pretty good or at least his part is (well, so says I, lol). I find it hard to watch The Time Traveler's Wife very often though, since I cry through the entire last half hour.

Clive is sporting some sort of pornstache lately - as much as I adore him, it's a little....hmm. Sure you want to see the movie that's for?
Victoria Janssen
3. VictoriaJanssen
For a friend of mine, it's Ewan McGregor. For me...I once went to see a cheesy romcom because it had Robert Downey, Jr. in it. And there are a lot of British character actors I dearly love to watch in all sorts of things.
Laurie Gold
4. LaurieGold
Clive Owen...totally with you. Didn't discover him until Arthur, which I happen to actually like, but as soon as I saw him, it was lurv.
Kaye Dacus
5. Kaye Dacus
For me, there are two: Karl Urban and Oded Fehr. And with Karl, that means sitting through some pretty awful movies, like Pathfinder. That's how deep my obsession goes! And because I don't watch a lot of TV, I have friends who'll message me to let me know when Oded shows up as a guest star on something, since he seems to be doing that a lot lately.
Barbara W
6. CindyS
Bruce Willis. And yes, there have been so very bad movies but the ones where he is 'on' - YUM!

Robert Downy Jr. because he makes it all look so easy.

And new to the list is Bradley Cooper and A-Team was just silly fluffy fun

Cindys
Jett Wells
7. tjwell01
Kinda surprised he's such a turn-on for women. He always plays vulgar Brits, mouthing off incideniary curse words. I think he's badass, but didn't think this trait was attractive, per se. Guess that's what makes me a straight guy.
Megan Frampton
8. MFrampton
@tjwell01, that is precisely why I love him:

"vulgar Brits, mouthing off incideniary curse words...badass."

Swoon. Thanks for reminding me, guys, of all the rest--love Urban, Bradley Cooper, Robert Downey, Jr., et al.
Barbara W
9. ReaderCarolyn
I go for a different Brit, Jason Statham. I will see dreck to gaze at that face and listen to that voice.
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