Clive Owen doesn’t care about his looks.
The Children of Men actor doesn’t make any effort with his appearance in his “normal life”, despite being regarded as a Hollywood heartthrob.
He said: “Any actor who starts taking the tag 'sex symbol' seriously or thinks of themselves as a sex symbol has got some serious problems. When I'm in my normal life I care very little about how I look. Sometimes I have to dress up when I'm making movies, but that's not me when I'm just hanging around.”
Clive is proud he looks like he needs “a good wash and a good meal” in his new movie ‘The International’, in which he stars alongside Naomi Watts as an Interpol agent.
He told Parade magazine: “I don't mind looking like I need a good wash and a good meal. There's no vanity about my character and I think that's real. His absolute obsessive passion is trying to bring a bank down. He doesn't care how he looks. So I just stopped shaving and left it to the make-up people to make sure I looked bad in every scene.”
Despite being a celluloid hardman, Clive - who lives with his wife Sarah-Jane Fenton and their two daughters Hannah and Eve – insists he is a big softie at home.
The 44-year-old actor said: “I go off and make movies, but there's nothing better than going home and hanging with my girls. They completely boss me. I have no power in my house whatsoever. I am the geek of my household. I am so low-status in my house, you wouldn't believe it, definitely not a movie star.”