Clive Owen is one of the most underrated actors we have today. He might not have the star power of someone like a Leonardo DiCaprio nor possess the talent scale of Daniel Day-Lewis, but Owen is a fine actor. Graduating from ‘Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’, Owen starred in many Shakespeare plays, before beginning a career in television and even eventually moving on to films.
An Academy Award nomination(deserved more) and a couple of Golden Globe Nominations later, Owen has showcased enough work to be considered a veteran. He has been very interesting regarding his role pickings and has effortlessly walked the fine line between being a commercial star and an indie actor. Here’s the list of top Clive Owen films.
12. Croupier (1998)
Croupier is a 1999 British neo-noir film directed by Mike Hodges that stars Clive Owen playing a struggling writer who takes up a job as a croupier in a casino. He is approached by a gambler who is down on her luck, and wants his help in planning a heist at the casino.
Croupier was very well received by the critics and helped launch Clive Owen’s career in Hollywood. It is a film that is smart, enthralling and intense and does all that without screaming out for attention. The screenplay is fascinating in its multi-layered plot and is fantastically anchored by Clive Owen.