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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 Flying Horse (announced)
Dennis Spencer
 2015/I Man Down
Captain Peyton
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Shen (voice)
 2009 Planet 51
General Grawl (voice)
 2009 Rain Fall
William Holtzer
 2008 The Dark Knight
 2005 Dead Fish
 2003 Tiptoes
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Ruber (voice)
 1992 Dracula
 1990 Henry & June
Pop (as Maurice Escargot)
 1988 Criminal Law
Ben Chase
 1988 Track 29
 1982 Remembrance
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Other Works:

TV commercial (w/Donald Sutherland): Barclays Bank. See more »

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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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I guess what I'm trying to say is, it's not Dracula crying, it's Gary Oldman, but using the technique of the character. The emotion is mine, because I don't know what it's like to be undead and live 300 years. See more »


Received the scar below his right eye during a rehearsal for Meantime (1984) , where Tim Roth threw a bottle that hit a light and fell on Oldman. See more »


Often plays reluctant Heroes who assist the main character See more »



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Gary Oldman is such an amazing actor! crstiemcafee
Divorce foxy6715
Finally another actor that speaks out against the liberal bs drsigmal
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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