Gary Oldman (60)
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Gary Oldman

Actor, Director and Writer

Gary Leonard Oldman  /  Born in New Cross, London, England, UK

Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is a controversial English actor, filmmaker and musician. He rose to prominence in Britain after playing Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), and Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987), for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination; those performances led film critic Roger Ebert to describe Oldman as "the best young British actor around". He portrayed a football firm leader in controversial BBC movie The Firm (1989), and

went on to gain international renown as Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (1991) and Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), winning the Saturn Award for the latter. Oldman starred as antagonist Norman Stansfield in Léon: The Professional (1994), as well as the villains of motion pictures such as True Romance (1993), The Fifth Element (1997), Air Force One (1997), and The Contender (2000), for which he garnered Independent Spirit- and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. He meanwhile played Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved (1994).

In the 21st century, Oldman is known for his portrayals of Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series; James Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy; George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), which earned him Academy- and BAFTA Award nominations; and human leader Dreyfus in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). As of 2014, films starring Oldman have grossed over $3.9 billion at the United States box office, and over $10.2 billion worldwide. Aside from appearing in movies, he wrote and directed the double BAFTA Award-winning and Palme d'Or-nominated Nil by Mouth (1997), gave an Emmy Award-nominated performance in the Friends two-part episode "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding" (2001), featured in music videos by artists including David Bowie and Guns N' Roses, and has played voice acting roles such as Viktor Reznov in the Call of Duty video game series and Lord Shen in Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011). A Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Court Theatre alumnus, Oldman is also a Time Out and Drama Theatre Award-winning stage actor.

Renowned for his classical acting style and diversity, Oldman has been hailed by peers and critics as one of the greatest actors of all time. Tom Hardy remarked: "Gary Oldman is, hands down, the greatest actor that's ever lived." Rolling Stone writer Peter Travers described him as "one of the best actors on the planet", and "so skilled he makes virtue look exciting".

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