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Known Credits: 68

Birthday: 1958-03-21

Place of Birth: London, United Kingdom

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Gary Oldman

Biography

Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor, filmmaker and musician, well-known to audiences for his portrayals of dark and morally ambiguous characters. He has starred in films such as Sid and Nancy, Prick Up Your Ears, JFK, Dracula, True Romance, Léon, The Fifth Element, The Contender, the Harry Potter film series and the Batman film series, as well as in television shows such as Friends and Fallen Angels.

Oldman came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a string of performances that prompted pre-eminent film critic, Roger Ebert, to describe him as "the best young British actor around". He has been cited as an influence by a number of successful actors. In addition to leading and central supporting roles in big-budget Hollywood films, Oldman has frequently acted in independent films and television shows. Aside from acting, he directed, wrote and co-produced Nil by Mouth, a film partially based on his own childhood, and served as a producer on several films.

Among other accolades, Oldman has received Emmy-, Screen Actors Guild-, BAFTA- and Independent Spirit Award nominations for his acting work, and has been described as one of the greatest actors never nominated for an Academy Award. His contributions to the science fiction genre have won him a Saturn Award, with a further two nominations. He was also nominated for the 1997 Palme d'Or and won two BAFTA Awards for his filmmaking on Nil By Mouth. In 2011, Empire readers voted Oldman an "Icon of Film", in recognition of his contributions to cinema.

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Acting
2015 Child 44
2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as Dreyfus
2014 RoboCop as Norton
2013 Paranoia as Nicholas Wyatt
2012 Guns, Girls and Gambling as Elvis
2012 Lawless as Floyd Banner
2012 The Dark Knight Rises as Commissioner Gordon
2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy as George Smiley
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 as Sirius Black
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 as Lord Shen (voice)
2011 Red Riding Hood as Father Soloman
2010 One Night in Turin as Narrator
2010 The Book of Eli as Carnegie
2009 Planet 51 as General Grawl (voice)
2009 A Christmas Carol as Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, Marley
2009 Rain Fall as Holtzer
2009 The Unborn as Rabbi Sendak
2008 The Dark Knight as Lt. James Gordon
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as Sirius Black
2006 BackWoods as Paul
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Sirius Black
2005 Dead Fish as Lynch
2005 Batman Begins as Jim Gordon
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban as Sirius Black
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! - (1 episode)
2003 Sin as Charlie Storm
2003 Tiptoes as Rolfe
2002 The Hire: Beat the Devil as Devil
2002 V Graham Norton - (1 episode)
2002 Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road as O.W. Grant
2002 Greg the Bunny - (1 episode)
2001 Hannibal as Mason Verger
2001 Nobody's Baby as Buford Dill
2000 The Contender as Sheldon Runyon
2000 Jesus as Poncio Pilatus
1999 The Early Show - (1 episode)
1998 Quest for Camelot as Ruber (voice)
1998 Quest for Camelot as Devon (voice)
1998 Lost in Space as Dr. Zachary Smith
1998 Lost In Space Forever as Himself (also archive footage)
1997 Air Force One as Ivan Korshunov
1997 The Fifth Element as Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg
1996 Basquiat as Albert Milo
1995 The Scarlet Letter as Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale
1995 Murder in the First as Glenn
1994 Immortal Beloved as Ludwig van Beethoven
1994 Friends - (2 episodes)
1994 Leon: The Professional as Stansfield
1994 Romeo is Bleeding as Jack Grimaldi
1993 True Romance as Drexl Spivey
1993 Fallen Angels - (1 episode)
1992 Dracula as Dracula
1991 JFK as Lee Harvey Oswald
1990 Henry & June as Pop (as Maurice Escargot)
1990 State of Grace as Jackie Flannery
1990 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead as Rosencrantz
1989 Chattahoochee
1988 We Think the World of You as Johnny
1988 Track 29 as Martin
1988 The Firm as Bex Bissell
1988 Criminal Law as Ben Chase
1987 Prick Up Your Ears as Joe Orton
1986 Sid & Nancy as Sid Vicious
1984 Meantime as Coxy
1983 Dramarama - (98 episodes) as Ben
1979 Knots Landing - (1 episode)
Directing
2012 Jack White: Unstaged … Director
1997 Nil by Mouth … Director
Production
1999 Plunkett & MacLeane … Producer
1997 Nil by Mouth … Producer
Writing
1997 Nil by Mouth … Writer