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Gary Oldman


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 & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Flying Horse (announced)
Dennis Spencer
 2015 Man Down (pre-production)
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)
Priest
 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)
 2007 The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (Video Game)
Ignitus (voice)
 2006 The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (Video Game)
Ignitus (voice)
 2006 BackWoods
Paul
 2005 Dead Fish
Lynch
 2004 Who's Kyle? (Short)
Scouse
 2003 True Crime: Streets of LA (Video Game)
Rocky / Agent Masterson (voice)
 2003 Tiptoes
Rolfe
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short)
Devil
 1999 Jesus (TV Movie)
Pontius Pilate
 1999 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Hairdresser
- 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
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 Track 29
Martin
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Gary
- Rachel and the Roarettes (1985) ... Gary
 1984 Morgan's Boy (TV Series)
Colin
- Episode #1.6 (1984) ... Colin
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Colin
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Colin
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Colin
 1984 Dramarama (TV Series)
Ben
- On Your Tod (1984) ... Ben
 1984 Meantime (TV Movie)
Coxy
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Stage: Appeared in Edward Bond's plays, "The Pope's Wedding," and "Saved," at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England, with Peter Hugo-Daly, Adrian Dunbar, Gerard Horan, Lesley Manville and June Watson in the cast. Max Stafford-Clark and Danny Boyle were directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 9 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 13 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Maurice Escargot | Gary von Oldman

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1990, on his role in Criminal Law] I've got nothing in common with Ben Chase. That's why it seemed like a good idea to take the part. It was my first opportunity to ever play a leading man, in the true sense. And, yeah, it was fun. I'm not going to pretend - I can't pretend - it's a work of art. See more »

Trivia:

Actors Tom Hardy and Alexander Skarsgård have named Oldman as their favorite actor. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays real-life individuals or iconic fictional characters See more »

Nickname:

Gaz

Star Sign:

Aries

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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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