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Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman is a talented English movie star and character actor, renowned for his "big" acting style. One of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film and television, he is known for his roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986), Drexl in True Romance (1993), George Smiley in Tinker ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 55 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour Winston Churchill
The Dark Knight
Dracula Dracula


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 2018 Squadron 42 (Video Game) (post-production)
Admiral Ernst Bishop
 2018 Star Citizen (Video Game) (post-production)
Admiral Ernst Bishop
 2018 Tau (completed)
  Flying Horse (announced)
Dennis Spencer
 2017 Darkest Hour
Winston Churchill
 2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard
Vladislav Dukhovich
 2017/I The Space Between Us
Nathaniel Shepherd
 2016 Criminal
Quaker Wells
 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
Lord Vortech (voice)
 2015/I Man Down
Counselor Peyton
 2015 Child 44
General Mikhail Nesterov
 2014 RoboCop
Dr. Dennett Norton
 2013 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
A Thanksgiving Message
- Episode #11.82 (2013) ... A Thanksgiving Message
 2013/I Paranoia
Nicolas Wyatt
 2013 David Bowie: The Next Day (Video short)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Commissioner Gordon
 2012 Lawless
Floyd Banner
 2012 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
George Smiley
 2011 Touch of Evil (Short)
The Menacing Dummy
 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
George Smiley
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Shen (voice)
 2011 Red Riding Hood
 2010 Behind the Carol: The Full Motion-Capture Experience (Video)
Bob Cratchit / Marley / Tiny Tim
 2010 Call of Duty: Black Ops (Video Game)
Viktor Reznov / Dr. Clarke (voice)
 2010 The Book of Eli
 2009 Planet 51
General Grawl (voice)
 2009 A Christmas Carol
Bob Cratchit / Marley / Tiny Tim
 2009 Rain Fall
William Holtzer
 2009 Do Not Go See the Perfect Sleep (Video short)
 2009 The Unborn
Rabbi Sendak
 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)
 2006 The Backwoods
 2005 Dead Fish
 2005 Batman Begins
Jim Gordon
 2004 Who's Kyle? (Short)
 2003 Sin
Charlie Strom
 2003 True Crime: Streets of LA (Video Game)
Rocky / Agent Masterson (voice)
 2003 Tiptoes
 2003 Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead (Video Game)
Sgt. Jack Barnes (voice)
 2002 Beat the Devil (Short)
 2002 Greg the Bunny (TV Series)
Gary Oldman
- Piddler on the Roof (2002) ... Gary Oldman
 2001 Friends (TV Series)
Richard Crosby
 2001 Hannibal
Mason Verger
 2001 Nobody's Baby
Buford Dill
 2000 The Contender
Shelly Runyon
 1999 Jesus (TV Series)
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)
 1998 Lost in Space
Dr. Zachary Smith / Spider Smith
 1997 Air Force One
Ivan Korshunov
 1997 The Fifth Element
 1996 Basquiat
Albert Milo
 1995 The Scarlet Letter
Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale
 1995 Murder in the First
Milton Glenn
 1994 Immortal Beloved
Ludwig van Beethoven
 1994 Léon: The Professional
 1994 Guns N' Roses: Since I Don't Have You (Video short)
 1993 Romeo Is Bleeding
Jack Grimaldi
 1993 True Romance
Drexl Spivey
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Pat Kelley
- Dead-End for Delia (1993) ... Pat Kelley
 1992 Dracula
 1991 JFK
Lee Harvey Oswald
 1986-1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Ian Tyson / Bex Bissell / Derek Bates
- Heading Home (1991) ... Ian Tyson
- The Firm (1989) ... Bex Bissell
- Honest, Decent and True (1986) ... Derek Bates
 1991 Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas
 1990 Henry & June
Pop (as Maurice Escargot)
 1990 State of Grace
Jackie Flannery
 1989 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Don Ross
- Close Call (1989) ... Don Ross
 1989 Chattahoochee
Emmett Foley
 1988 Criminal Law
Ben Chase
 1988 Track 29
 1987 Prick Up Your Ears
Joe Orton
 1986 Sid and Nancy
Sid Vicious
 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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Abel and Caine". See more »

Publicity Listings:

11 Interviews | 10 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 15 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Maurice Escargot | Gary von Oldman


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[1990, on preparing for his role in State of Grace (1990)] The only research I did was drinking in Irish bars. See more »


Grandfather to Matilda (b. 2013) and Ozzy (b. 2017) via son Alfie. See more »


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Zach Braff on "Alex, Inc." and the Art of Directing

Zach Braff takes "The IMDb Show" behind the scenes of his new series "Alex, Inc." and reveals Morgan Freeman’s favorite on-set prank.

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