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Gary Oldman is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer British born on 21 march 1958 at London (United-kingdom)

Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman
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Birth name Gary Leonard Oldman
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 21 march 1958 (60 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor, filmmaker, musician and author. He began acting in theatre in 1979, and gained his first starring film role in Meantime (1983). Oldman continued to lead a stage career, in which he performed at the Royal Court Theatre and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company until the late 1980s. He rose to prominence in British film with his portrayals of Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986) and playwright Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987), as well as those of a football firm leader in The Firm (1989) and the titular Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990).
Oldman went on to achieve international renown as an Irish American gangster in State of Grace (1990), Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (1991), and Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992). Emerging as a popular portrayer of villains, he starred as corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield in Léon: The Professional (1994), as well as the antagonists of films such as True Romance (1993), The Fifth Element (1997), Air Force One (1997), and The Contender (2000); Oldman meanwhile played Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved (1994). In the 21st century, he is known for his roles as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series, James Gordon in The Dark Knight Trilogy, George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), and human leader Dreyfus in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). Oldman also voiced the antagonist Lord Shen in Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011).

Renowned for his "big" acting style and on-screen diversity, Oldman has been cited as the best British actor of his generation. As of 2015, films in which he has starred have grossed over $4 billion in the US, and over $10.6 billion worldwide. Outside of acting in film, Oldman wrote and directed Nil by Mouth (1997), guested in the Friends two-part episode "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding" (2001), featured in music videos by artists including David Bowie and Guns N' Roses, and provided the voice of Viktor Reznov in the Call of Duty video game series. Among other honours, he has won two BAFTA Awards and a Saturn Award, and has received nominations for Academy, Emmy, and Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Palme d'Or.

Biography

After establishing himself as an actor, Oldman moved to Los Angeles in the early 1990s. Despite numerous lead and supporting roles in major Hollywood films, he is intensely private about his personal life and is known for his stance on celebrity and the ideals of Hollywood, stating: "Being famous, that's a whole other career. And I haven't got any energy for it."

Oldman's problems with alcohol were well known during the early 1990s. After a string of alcohol-fuelled debacles he checked himself into Marworth treatment facility in Waverly Township, Pennsylvania, for alcoholism treatment in 1993. In subsequent interviews Oldman acknowledged his problems with alcohol, and called himself a recovering alcoholic on a 2001 interview with Charlie Rose. Today, Oldman lives a teetotal lifestyle and attributes his success in beating his addiction to attending meetings with Alcoholics Anonymous, and has since publicly praised the organisation. Oldman is a self-described libertarian.


Marriages and family
Oldman has had four failed marriages. He married English actress Lesley Manville in 1987 but left her in 1989, three months after their son, Alfie, was born. He met American actress Uma Thurman on the set of State of Grace, and they were married in 1990, but the marriage ended two years later. Oldman then settled into a relationship with Italian actress and model Isabella Rossellini. The couple were rumoured to be engaged in July 1994, but separated two years later. Oldman was married to Donya Fiorentino from 1997 to 2001 and had two sons with her. After a lengthy state investigation and trial, Oldman was granted sole legal and physical custody of the sons, and Fiorentino was only allowed occasional state-monitored visits.

On 31 December 2008, Oldman married English singer and actress Alexandra Edenborough in Santa Barbara, California. Edenborough filed for divorce on January 9, 2015. His sister Maureen (known professionally as Laila Morse) is an actress: she had a role in Oldman's directorial debut, Nil by Mouth (1997), before going on to play Mo Harris in the long-running BBC series EastEnders.

Best films

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
(Actor)
The Dark Knight (2008)
(Actor)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
(Actor)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
(Actor)
Batman Begins (2005)
(Actor)
Hannibal (2001)
(Actor)

Usually with

Luc Besson
Luc Besson
(3 films)
Ron Fortunato
Ron Fortunato
(2 films)
J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
(5 films)
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Filmography of Gary Oldman (72 films)

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Actor

Pigeon Impossible
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Will Smith, Tom Holland, Jennifer Hale, Taron Egerton, Jane Lynch, Dan Castellaneta
Roles Rango

Un événement inattendu vient mettre le monde en péril. Lance Sterling, le meilleur super espion du monde, doit faire équipe avec un inventeur de gadget, Walter, pour sauver le monde.
Man Down
Man Down (2017)

Directed by Dito Montiel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Thriller
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Disaster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman, Jai Courtney, Clifton Collins, Jr., Tory Kittles
Roles Captain Peyton
Rating59% 2.952622.952622.952622.952622.95262
In a savage post-apocalyptic America, former U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf), searches desperately for the whereabouts of his son, Jonathan, and wife, Natalie (Kate Mara), accompanied by his best friend (Jai Courtney) and a survivor (Clifton Collins, Jr.).
The Space Between Us, 2h1
Directed by Peter Chelsom
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Mars in film
Actors Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, B.D. Wong, Carla Gugino, Janet Montgomery
Roles Nathaniel Shepherd
Rating64% 3.2107953.2107953.2107953.2107953.210795
A sixteen-year-old boy who grows up on Mars falls in love with a girl on Earth, whom he has been communicating with, so he starts his journey to see her.
The Hitman's Bodyguard, 1h51
Directed by Patrick Hughes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Buddy films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Élodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida
Roles Vladislav Dukhovich
Rating68% 3.448283.448283.448283.448283.44828
Michael Bryce, l'un des meilleurs gardes du corps au monde, est engagé pour protéger un tueur à gages, Darius Kincaid. Ils ont 24 heures pour rejoindre La Haye, pour que Kincaid témoigne et apporte les preuves des crimes contre l'humanité perpétrés par Vladislav Dukhovich, le dictateur biélorusse, devant la Cour pénale internationale. Les autres témoins ont soit été assassinés soit n'ont aucune preuve de ces crimes malgré leur témoignage et Kincaid est donc le dernier rempart à l'acquittement du dictateur et à son retour au pouvoir. Mais ce dernier va tout tenter pour les arrêter.
Darkest Hour, 2h5
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ronald Pickup, Lily James, Stephen Dillane
Roles Winston Churchill
Rating73% 3.6989953.6989953.6989953.6989953.698995
En mai 1940, Winston Churchill devient Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni, en pleine Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sa détermination à combattre les Allemands sera décisive pour la suite des événements.
Criminal
Criminal (2016)
, 1h53
Directed by Ariel Vromen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films, Films about computing, Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Alice Eve
Roles Quaker Wells
Rating62% 3.1467553.1467553.1467553.1467553.146755
The story of the right man in the wrong body. In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets and skills are implanted into a former death row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative’s mission.
Child 44
Child 44 (2015)
, 2h17
Directed by Daniel Espinosa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about children, Serial killer films, Films about child abuse
Actors Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Roles General Mikhail Nesterov
Rating64% 3.247173.247173.247173.247173.24717
During Stalin's rule of the Soviet Union in the early 1950s, Ministry of State Security (MGB) Agent and war hero Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) uncovers a strange and brutal series of child murders. MGB leadership refuses to acknowledge the deaths as murders, however, because Soviet doctrine states that only capitalism creates serial killers. The son of Leo's partner is murdered by the serial killer, and during Leo's investigation, his wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), is accused of being disloyal to the state. Leo suspects that his amoral and ambitious enemy in the MGB, Vasili Nikitin, is behind the charges. Leo refuses to support the accusation, and he is forced to take a demeaning militia position in the town of Volsk. Raisa accompanies him and must work as a janitor.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, 2h11
Directed by Matt Reeves, Rupert Wyatt
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about animals, Films about computing, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors James Franco, Judy Greer, Kirk Acevedo, Gary Oldman, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow
Roles Dreyfus
Rating75% 3.7974653.7974653.7974653.7974653.797465
Ten years after the worldwide pandemic of the deadly ALZ-113 virus (known as the Simian Flu), human civilization is completely destroyed following martial law, civil unrest and the economic collapse of every country in the world. Over 90% of the human population has died in the pandemic, while apes with genetically enhanced intelligence have started to build a civilization of their own.
RoboCop
RoboCop (2014)
, 1h57
Directed by José Padilha
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about computing, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Anticipation, Robot films
Actors Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Abbie Cornish
Roles Norton
Rating61% 3.096963.096963.096963.096963.09696
In 2028, multinational conglomerate OmniCorp revolutionizes warfare with the introduction of robotic peacekeepers capable of maintaining law and order in hot spots such as Iran. Led by CEO Raymond Sellars, the company moves to market its tech to domestic law enforcement, but the passage of the Dreyfus Act, forbidding deployment of drones on U.S. soil, prevents this. Aware that most Americans oppose the use of military systems in their communities, Sellars asks Dr. Dennett Norton and his research team to create an alternative. The result is a proposal for a cyborg police officer. However, Norton informs Sellars that only someone who is stable enough to handle being a cyborg can be turned into one, and some candidates are rejected.
Paranoia
Paranoia (2013)
, 1h45
Directed by Robert Luketic
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till, Amber Heard, Josh Holloway
Roles Nicholas Wyatt
Rating57% 2.850162.850162.850162.850162.85016
Adam Cassidy is a low-level inventor who works for a corporation run by Nicholas Wyatt. After being fired for insubordination, Adam uses the company's credit card to pay for bottle service for his friends at a club. Wyatt and his enforcer, Miles Meachum, blackmail Adam into becoming a corporate spy for Wyatt by threatening to have him arrested for fraud.
The Dark Knight Rises, 2h45
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about terrorism, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Arme nucléaire
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Roles James Gordon
Rating77% 3.882263.882263.882263.882263.88226
Eight years after Harvey Dent's (Aaron Eckhart) death, the Dent Act grants the Gotham City Police Department powers which nearly eradicate organized crime. Feeling guilty for covering up Dent's crimes, Police Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) writes a resignation speech confessing the truth but decides not to use it. Batman has disappeared, and Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has become a recluse. Cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) obtains Bruce's fingerprints from his home, kidnaps a congressman, then disappears. Selina hands Bruce's fingerprints to Phillip Stryver (Burn Gorman), an assistant to Bruce's business rival John Daggett (Ben Mendelsohn), in hope of having her criminal record erased. Stryver double-crosses Selina, but she uses the congressman's stolen phone to alert the police to their location. Gordon and the police arrive to find the congressman, and then pursue Stryver's men into the sewers while Selina flees. A masked militant named Bane (Tom Hardy) captures Gordon. Gordon escapes and is found by John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a once-orphaned patrol officer who has deduced Batman's true identity from their similar backgrounds. Gordon promotes Blake to detective, with Blake reporting directly to him.
Lawless
Lawless (2012)
, 1h55
Directed by Michael Benaroya, Megan Ellison, John Hillcoat, Douglas Wick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Mob film, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, Rape and revenge films, Gangster films
Actors Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke
Roles Floyd Banner
Rating72% 3.6488953.6488953.6488953.6488953.648895
In 1931, the Bondurant brothers—Forrest, Howard and Jack—are running a successful moonshine business in Franklin County, in the Virginia Piedmont region. They use their gas station and restaurant as a front for their illegal activities, and their friend Cricket Pate assists them in their endeavors. One day, Jack witnesses mobster Floyd Banner shooting a competitor, and Jack and Floyd exchange looks.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2h7
Directed by Tomas Alfredson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Politique, Political films
Actors Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Toby Jones, Mark Strong
Roles George Smiley
Rating70% 3.5485153.5485153.5485153.5485153.548515
En 1973, George Smiley est un agent du MI6 et l'un de ses principaux dirigeants. À la suite de l'échec catastrophique d'une mission en Hongrie, où l'agent britannique Jim Prideaux a failli être tué, le chef du MI6, Control, est contraint de démissionner, de même que Smiley, mis à la retraite. Control est remplacé par Percy Alleline à la tête du service.
Red Riding Hood, 1h40
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen
Roles Father Soloman
Rating55% 2.75242.75242.75242.75242.7524
Valerie is a young woman who lives in the village of Daggerhorn, on the edge of a forest plagued by a werewolf, with her parents, Cesaire and Suzette, and older sister Lucie. She is in love with the town woodcutter Peter, but her parents have arranged for her to marry Henry Lazar, son of the wealthy blacksmith Adrien Lazar. Valerie and Peter plan to run away together, only to learn that the Wolf has broken its truce not to prey on the townspeople in exchange for cattle stock sacrifices and has murdered Lucie, who is revealed to have had a crush on Henry Lazar.
Kung Fu Panda 2, 1h27
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Kung fu, Action, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Kung fu films, Wuxia films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Panda
Actors Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu
Roles Lord Shen (voice)
Rating71% 3.596433.596433.596433.596433.59643
An opening prologue set years before the events of the first film tells that Lord Shen, the scion of a peacock clan that rules Gongmen City in ancient China, seeks to harness fireworks as a weapon. After discovering from the court's goat Soothsayer that "a warrior of black-and-white" will defeat him if he does not change his ways, Shen leads an army of wolves to exterminate the panda population to avert the prophecy. Shen's parents are horrified at this atrocity and exile their son, who swears revenge.