|source: BMW Films|
Clive Owen as The Driver
My first Clive Owen sighting was a 1999 neo-noir film called "Croupier".
Major crush on Clive. Big love for the BMW.
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect match when in 2001, BMW announced a film series called "The Hire". The driver for hire? The ultra-cool Mr. Owen.
The films did not disappoint. A partial list of actors and directors:
Ray Liotta, Don Cheadle, Gary Oldham, John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Guy Ritchie and Wong Kar-Wai.
If you haven't seen them, the films are great short stories that highlight why BMW's are ultimate driving machines. I've included 2 of my favorites from the series.
1. "Chosen". Clive's co-star is Ang Lee's son, Mason.
2. Probably the funniest and most popular in The Hire series, "Star".
Guy Ritchie directs his former wife in the title role.
When the camera closes in on The Driver's hand toggling the gearshift in neutral, Madonna's gonna be in for a memorable ride.