Best Known For: Closer (2004), Children of Men (2006)
Most Recent Project: Shadow Dancer (2012)
After the one-two punch of Closer and Children of Men, Clive Owen was poised for eternal greatness—he was raw, manful, brutishly handsome. Speculation was rampant that he'd be the next James Bond. After Daniel Craig got the part, Owen graciously harbored little ill-will, though he did go as far as the parody the situation in the 2006 Pink Panther remake.
Owen's worked steadily since his pair of breakout performances, just not at the same level of attention.