Clive Owen

Clive Owen

A prolific icon in contemporary Hollywood cinema, Clive Owen*@@*s resume is remarkable in its depth and breadth. His range of characters knows virtually no boundaries. In contrast to so many of Hollywood*@@*s leading men, Owen*@@*s wide-ranging career has denied Hollywood*@@*s tendency to typecast its stars. He represents an almost perfect balance of sensuality, intellectualism and strength. He is as comfortable with sensitive and tormented characters, as in his recent film Words and Pictures (2013) and in Children of Men (2006), as he is with traditional male roles, such as in Beyond Borders (2003), The Bourne Identity (2002) and his latest movie, Blood Ties (2013), which we will have the opportunity to enjoy at this year*@@*s festival. Owen is known for his appetite for new challenges, whether it be an immoral character as in Croupier (1998) or a bisexual in Bent (1997).

Part of Owen*@@*s versatility undoubtedly comes from his classical training. His interest in theater began at a young age. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1987, and then won a place in Young Vic, the legendary London-based theater company.

Owen*@@*s break-out Hollywood moment was playing Larry Gray in the U.S. film Closer (2004), alongside Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, and Jude Law, for which he was nominated for an Oscar, and for which he won a Golden Globe and BAFTA Award.

This English actor is now a regular in mainstream Hollywood fare. He acted for a second time opposite Julia Roberts in the film Duplicity (2009). He also shared the screen with Denzel Washington, Matt Damon, Keira Knightley and Jennifer Aniston as part of the stellar cast of Sin City (2005).

Clive Owen has always been a critics*@@* favorite, enjoying high praise for his versatility and range. Among his most important films are Children of Men (2006), King Arthur (2004), Derailed (2005), Elizabeth, The Golden Age (2007) and Intruders (2011).

The Latin American premier of his latest film, Guillaume Canet*@@*s Blood Ties (2013), will be a highlight of the Friday, March 14th event, taking place at 6:00 pm in the Adolfo Mejía Theater, where, after being presented with the India Catalina prize, the actor will be publicly interviewed by FICCI*@@*s director, Monika Wagenberg, at public event (with admission priority given to accredited FICCI participants)