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Top 10 Facts - Clive Owen
11.20.2015
Fact #1

Clive Owen (born 3 October 1964) is an English actor. Owen was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, in the English Midlands, to Pamela and Jess Owen, a country and western singer.

Fact #2

He is a fan of David Bowie. Called Bowie "the biggest musical in?uence on my life." He says, ''I don't know why, but no one else has ever had such an effect on me. I didn't have most of his work. I had everything."

Fact #3

Owen turned down the role as The Driver for BMW twice. He was sent a copy of the script for the ?rst ad, read it and was impressed by its presentation. He immediately accepted the role, jumped on a plane to LA, and was whisked away to the set of the ?rst ad as soon as he landed.

Fact #4

Owen was voted "Best dressed male" by GQ magazine in 2006. Was voted #5 in Elle (France) Magazine's "15 Sexiest Men" poll.

Fact #5

Owen won the TFCA Award for Best Supporting Performance, Male for ?lm Closer. Won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture for his role in Gosford Park.

Fact #6

In November 2006, Owen became patron of the Electric Palace Cinema in Harwich, England and launched an appeal for funds to repair deteriorating elements of the fabric.

Fact #7

Clive Owen ?rst gained recognition in the United Kingdom for playing the lead role in the ITV series Chancer from 1990 to 1991.

Fact #8

In 2012, he earned his ?rst Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for his role in Hemingway & Gellhorn.

Fact #9

Owen married Sarah-Jane Fenton on 6 March 1995. The couple lives in Highgate, London and Wrabness, Essex.

Fact #10

Since 2014, Owen has played Dr. John W. Thackery on the Cinemax medical drama series The Knick, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination.

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