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Gary Oldman was born on March 21, 1958 in London, England, the son of Kathleen (Cheriton), a homemaker, and Leonard Bertram Oldman, a welder. For most of his career he was best-known for playing over-the-top antagonists, though he has recently reached a new audience with heroic roles in the Harry Potter and Dark Knight franchises. Oldman won a ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Star Citizen (Video Game) (post-production)
Admiral Ernst Bishop
 2016 Squadron 42 (Video Game) (post-production)
Admiral Bishop
 2016 Flying Horse (announced)
Dennis Spencer
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
Lord Vortech (voice)
 2015/I Man Down
Captain Peyton
 2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
A Thanksgiving Message
- Episode #11.82 (2013) ... A Thanksgiving Message
 2013 David Bowie: The Next Day (Video short)
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
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 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Shen (voice)
 2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops (Video Game)
Viktor Reznov / Dr. Clarke (voice)
 2009 Planet 51
General Grawl (voice)
 2009 Rain Fall
William Holtzer
 2009 Do Not Go See the Perfect Sleep (Video short)
 2008 Call of Duty: World at War (Video Game)
Sgt. Reznov (voice)
 2008 The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (Video Game)
Ignitus (voice)
 2008 The Dark Knight
 2007 The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (Video Game)
Ignitus (voice)
 2006 The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (Video Game)
Ignitus (voice)
 2005 Dead Fish
 2004 Who's Kyle? (Short)
 2003 True Crime: Streets of LA (Video Game)
Rocky / Agent Masterson (voice)
 2003 Tiptoes
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short)
 2002 Greg the Bunny (TV Series)
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 1999 Jesus (TV Movie)
Pontius Pilate
 1999 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
- Hair (1999) ... Hairdresser
 1998 The Fifth Element (Video Game)
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (voice)
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Ruber (voice)
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Pat Keiley
 1992 Dracula
 1986-1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Ian Tyson / Bex Bissell / Derek Bates
- Heading Home (1991) ... Ian Tyson
- The Firm (1989) ... Bex Bissell
 1990 Henry & June
Pop (as Maurice Escargot)
 1989 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Don Ross
- Close Call (1989) ... Don Ross
 1988 Criminal Law
Ben Chase
 1988 Track 29
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
- Rachel and the Roarettes (1985) ... Gary
 1984 Morgan's Boy (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Colin
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Colin
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Colin
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Colin
 1984 Dramarama (TV Series)
- On Your Tod (1984) ... Ben
 1984 Meantime (TV Movie)
 1982 Remembrance
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Stage: Appeared in "The War Plays". See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Maurice Escargot | Gary von Oldman


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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[on Sid and Nancy (1986)] I was never really that interested in the punk movement. I was a blues guy: I liked Motown, James Brown. I read the script and thought it was a load of rubbish. But my agent said, "They're offering £35,000". I was getting £80 a week at the Royal Court at the time and I thought "I could do with a flat", it changed my life overnight. See more »


Director Patrice Chéreau originally wanted him for the lead role in Intimacy (2001), but he turned it down because of the sex scenes. See more »


Characters are usually borderline psychotics. Also known for playing a wide variety of roles that often requires a variety of different accents. See more »



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Gary Oldman is such an amazing actor! crstiemcafee
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Performances which he should have been nominated for an Oscar? Koyaanisqatsi4
never won an oscar what a joke mccathie10
Gary's problem is he likes to work illbeoneasystreet
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