Gary Oldman

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", ...

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A Christmas Carol (2009)

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Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Jim Carrey  •  Steve Valentine  •  Daryl Sabara

Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Zemeckis
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Jim Carrey  •  Steve Valentine  •  Daryl Sabara

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

Year three at Hogwarts means new fun and challenges as Harry learns the delicate art of approaching a Hippogriff, transforming shape-shifting Boggarts into hilarity and even turning back time. But the term also brings danger: soul-sucking Dementors hover over the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfonso Cuarón
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Gary Oldman

The Book of Eli (2010)

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A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Gary Oldman  •  Michael Gambon  •  Mila Kunis

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allen Hughes  •  Albert Hughes
CAST:  Denzel Washington  •  Gary Oldman  •  Michael Gambon  •  Mila Kunis

The Dark Knight (2008)

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Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Heath Ledger  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Michael Caine

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Heath Ledger  •  Aaron Eckhart  •  Michael Caine

The Fifth Element (1997)

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In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ian Holm

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ian Holm

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

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Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh Nelson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer Yuh Nelson
CAST:  Jack Black  •  Angelina Jolie  •  Seth Rogen  •  Gary Oldman

Air Force One (1997)

Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Gary Oldman  •  Glenn Close  •  Wendy Crewson

Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wolfgang Petersen
CAST:  Harrison Ford  •  Gary Oldman  •  Glenn Close  •  Wendy Crewson

Batman Begins (2005)

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Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Liam Neeson  •  Katie Holmes

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Nolan
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Michael Caine  •  Liam Neeson  •  Katie Holmes

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

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When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker, the reincarnation of Dracula's long-dead wife Elisabeta, obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Winona Ryder  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Keanu Reeves

When Dracula leaves the captive Jonathan Harker and Transylvania for London in search of Mina Harker, the reincarnation of Dracula's long-dead wife Elisabeta, obsessed vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing sets out to end the madness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Winona Ryder  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Keanu Reeves

Chattahoochee (1989)

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Frances McDormand  •  M. Emmet Walsh

In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Jackson
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Dennis Hopper  •  Frances McDormand  •  M. Emmet Walsh

Criminal Law (1988)

A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Tess Harper  •  Karen Young

A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Tess Harper  •  Karen Young

Hannibal (2001)

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After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Julianne Moore  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ray Liotta

After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make contact with now ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ridley Scott
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Julianne Moore  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ray Liotta

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

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When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools—the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes

When Harry Potter's name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools—the Triwizard Tournament. But since Harry never submitted his name for the Tournament, who did? Now Harry must confront a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Newell
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Ralph Fiennes

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth – including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth – including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Yates
CAST:  Daniel Radcliffe  •  Rupert Grint  •  Emma Watson  •  Michael Gambon

Henry & June (1990)

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Uma Thurman  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Kevin Spacey

While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her husband. Then, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Kaufman
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  Uma Thurman  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Kevin Spacey

Interstate 60 (2002)

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An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Gale
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Gary Oldman  •  Amy Smart  •  Christopher Lloyd

An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Gale
CAST:  James Marsden  •  Gary Oldman  •  Amy Smart  •  Christopher Lloyd

JFK (1991)

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Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Follows the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon

Léon: The Professional (1994)

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Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Natalie Portman  •  Gary Oldman  •  Danny Aiello

Léon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Natalie Portman  •  Gary Oldman  •  Danny Aiello

Lost in Space (1998)

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  William Hurt  •  Matt LeBlanc  •  Mimi Rogers

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Hopkins
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  William Hurt  •  Matt LeBlanc  •  Mimi Rogers

Murder in the First (1995)

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Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Rocco
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Oldman  •  Embeth Davidtz

Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in complete darkness ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marc Rocco
CAST:  Christian Slater  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Gary Oldman  •  Embeth Davidtz
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