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Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman Gary Oldman (full name Leonard Gary Oldman) was born on Friday, March 21, 1958 in New Cross, London, England. He is a famous actor, producer and director.

Biography and Career:

Gary Leonard Oldman was born on 21 March, 1958, in New Cross, London, England. He is an English actor and filmmaker.

Oldman stated that his father was an abusive alcoholic who left his family when he was only seven. Although he was an accomplished singer and pianist as a child, Oldman gave up music to pursue an acting career. He had Malcolm McDowell’s performance as inspiration in 1970 movie The Raging Moon. He attended South East London Boy’s School on Creek Road in Deptford, leaving school at 16.

Oldman spent almost eight years in theatre, winning a number of awards, after graduating from BA in Directing at Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Kent in 1979. He won his first role in 1986 as the Sex Pistols’ill-fated bassest Sid Vicious in the 1986 motion picture Sid & Nancy. His performance was ranked #8 in Uncut magazine’s “10 Best actors in rockin’ roles” and #62 in Premiere magazine’s “100 Greatest Performances of All Time”. Oldman was becoming an established Hollywood film actor in the 1980s.

In 1991, he starred in the most significant role of his career until then, as Lee Harvey Oswald in Oliver Stone’s JFK. He then starred as Count Dracule in Francis Ford Coppola’s romance-horror Dracula.

Since the year 2000, Oldman appeared in many great productions. In 2005, Oldman starred as James Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins, and then in the even more successful sequel The Dark Knight in 2008.

He has long established a cult following among film fans. Oldman is best known for playing the primary antagonist in a a number of popular motion pictures, which has seen him referenced in popular culture.

Why is Gary Oldman Famous?

Gary Oldman is Famous for his portrayals of dark and morally ambiguous characters in films such as State of Grace, True Romance, Léon and so on.

Why do we love Gary Oldman?

We love Gary because of his dedication and unique style in the movie industry.

General appearance:

- 5' 10" (178 cm) height, blue eyes and brown - light hair.

Being born on 03/21, Gary is an aries and has a slim body.

Gary Oldman attended the BA Theatre Arts, Rose Bruford School of Speech and Drama (1979).

Gary dated Lesley Manville and amongst other famous relationships was Uma Thurman.

Gary Oldman News
Will Daniel Day-Lewis play the role of Professor Moriarty in the upcoming Sherlock Holmes? (July 06, 2010)
Ralph Fiennes cast in 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' (July 27, 2010)
Uma Thurman has reconciled with Arpad Busson (July 27, 2010)
Gary Oldman was nervous about Dark Knight Rises (March 21, 2011)
Gary Oldman is a real family man (April 05, 2011)

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Gary Oldman Movies

Criminal Law
Track 29
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Henry & June
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
State of Grace
Romeo Is Bleeding
True Romance
Immortal Beloved
Murder in the First
The Scarlet Letter
Air Force One
Lost in Space
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Gary Oldman as Drexl in True Romance


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Category: Actors  - ( Actors Archive)

Date Added: 05 January '11

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