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Photos and Quotes From Clive Owen's Esquire Magazine March 2009 Issue, Julia Roberts Says George Clooney's Obsessed With Clive

Even George Clooney Is Obsessed With Clive Owen

Clive Owen looks seriously sexy for the March issue of Esquire. He's been making the rounds promoting The International with Naomi Watts and up next, Clive will start working on Duplicity press with Julia Roberts. In the magazine, he talks about his family yet again while Julia reveals what she thinks makes her costar so lovable. Here are some highlights:

  • On why he likes soccer: "Outside of being home with my family, I prefer a crowd. At a soccer match, the big crowd, the singing, rocking around, it's urgent as hell. There's a ritual to it. I want to be in that mess. And no one bothers me. At a soccer game, everyone's eyes are on the pitch, aren't they? They don't care about some f***ing movie star. They have their eyes on the right thing. They watch the battle."
  • On preparing for a role: "I do a lot better if I sit around and think about a character for a couple of months. Before I climb into him for a run, I've just sat on my a** thinking about him, just reading, plodding around my house, driving my girls to school, fixing eggs. Like that. There's not a lot of transformation in it. I'm still just a driver to my children."
  • Julia Roberts on Clive: "George Clooney is obsessed with Clive. Every good-guy actor talks about Clive as one of their very favorites. Because he's English, because his successes have stood on the shoulders of his talents alone, because he hasn't just been carried away by popular culture. He's almost the most free of all of those guys. [...] The only surprise about Clive was how absolutely ferocious he could be on camera. When we shot Closer, he used to make me cry. He's a kind of emotional terrorist, so vicious. The thing about Clive is the happiness and security he has in real life is what allows him to go into a room and grab everyone's attention effortlessly. The secret is, everyone is really attracted to contentment."

Clive may prefer to blend in as a doting dad than to stand out as a movie star, but it has to be at least a little flattering to know he's raising the bar for his fellow A-listers like Clooney.



goldenhairedgal goldenhairedgal 8 years
He's delicious! I love the photos, esp. the one on the top right...swoon!!
booboobaby booboobaby 8 years
He looks really good! I also like the recent photo shoot of him and Julia Roberts in "Entertainment Weekly" - he was so HOT on that cover photo!
ladyofcamelot ladyofcamelot 8 years
My the photos! Clive is definitely sexy and masculine!
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 8 years
Wow - he looks GOOD here!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I love that the Sugar ladies love him! :D
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
WOW! :dool:
chipjimi chipjimi 8 years
All I have to say is this : :drool:
mlen mlen 8 years
he has that rugged handsome look that makes me kinda swoon lol
lisa101 lisa101 8 years
Its football not soccer clivey baby!!
hills hills 8 years
aww that was kind of julia robert saying about clive. he is pretty dishy ;) hehe
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Taylormayde26 Taylormayde26 8 years
George Clooney has a great taste in admiring Talent.. Especially the amazing acting Talent of the awesome Clive Owen who can be seen in like 2 movies this year "The International" and "Duplicity" with the lovely Julia Roberts. I think Clive Owen has a coolness like a cross of the late greats Steve McQueen and a Touch of Cary Grant.. No wonder everyone man and woman admires this man he's Tall, Handsome and Classic Cool. Wow!! I am talking High about Clive Owen but I am all for George Clooney... :giggles: . If there was a contest of who i like better Clive Owen or Daniel Day -Lewis I would have to say "Clive Owen" hands down :drool::love:
ShannonSoCrazy ShannonSoCrazy 8 years
He was amazing in Closer, and Children Of Men is one of my favorite movies.
tiabia tiabia 8 years
How can a girl NOT love Clive Owens :drool:
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i liked the "international man of hotness" headline that was on him before, lol. word.
nimrah_n nimrah_n 8 years
that quote about contentment is spot on
nygurl nygurl 8 years
* * * sigh * * *
clooneywoman clooneywoman 8 years
there is no wonder why George is obbessed with Clive , he is really an amazing actor i saw him in "closer" and he was perfect :love: , he is such a great , good looking actor.....
laceykk23 laceykk23 8 years
my lord that man is gorgeous!!!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Ever since BMW sent me the BMW film series that Clive starred in I've had a lusty eye on him
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
Im a fan, plus it doesnt hurt that the man is handsome.
nguidjol nguidjol 8 years
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i've always been a fan of clive's and i can't wait to see both of these movies. one of the things that i like most about him is that he plays all sorts of roles and isn't just put into one nice little package with all the same types of characters.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
He is so gorgeous! Probably one of my favourite male actors.
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