10 Great Actors Who Keep Appearing In TERRIBLE Movies

9. Clive Owen

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Back in the mid-2000s, it seemed like Clive Owen was destined to become an A-list mainstay: he had the looks and the acting chops, and starred in a number of acclaimed projects such as Closer - for which he received an Oscar nomination - Sin City, Inside Man, and Children of Men.

A few years later producers evidently began to lose interest in him for their marquee roles, and so in the last decade, only three of Owen's 15 movies have scored positive reviews.

Indie dramas Trust, Shadow Dancer, and The Confirmation were well-received, along with Owen's widely lauded performance in Steven Soderbergh's TV series The Knick, but his more mainstream cinematic output has largely consisted of mediocre-to-terrible thrillers (Killer Elite, Intruders, Blood Ties, Last Knights), and sci-fi schlock (Anon, Valerian, Gemini Man).

Owen doesn't have any announced upcoming movie projects, so you probably shouldn't expect a big-screen comeback from him any time soon, sadly.


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