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Oldman in THE DARK KNIGHT.
About Gary Oldman (1958 – )
British character actor whose birth name is Leonard Gary Oldman.
Sometimes Gary Oldman is credited as Maurice Escargot or Gary Von Oldman.
Appearing in a number of plays throughout the early 1980s with the Greenwich Young People's Theatre, Gary Oldman was part of productions including THE POPE'S WEDDING.
For Gary Oldman's role in THE POPE'S WEDDING he received a Time Out's Fringe Award for Best Newcomer of 1985-1986 and The British Theatre Association's Drama Magazine Award as Best Actor 1985.
Oldman electrified film audiences in his debut as the doomed, frantic punk rocker Sid Vicious, in 1986's SID AND NANCY. He picked up the Evening Standard Film Award as Best Newcomer.
Playing a broad range of characters Gary Oldman has played a number of historical figures, including, Lee Harvey Oswald in 1991's JFK and Ludwig Van Beethoven the 1994's IMMORTAL BELOVED.
Usually Gary Oldman plays characters that are borderline psychotics, Gary is also known for playing a wide variety of roles that often require a variety of different accents.
Gary Oldman and HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN'S co-star Timothy Spall have both played the character of Rosencrantz, Spall in Kenneth Branagh's HAMLET in 1996 and Oldman in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD in 1990.
Playing the role of Lee Harvey Oswald, Gary Oldman was in both JFK in 1991 and WHO WAS LEE HARVEY OSWALD? in 1992 which was a TV mini.
Gary Oldman appears in 2005's HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE with Ralph Fiennes. Both of them have played villains in the Hannibal Lecter series, Fiennes played Francis Dolarhyde in RED DRAGON in 2002, and Gary Oldman played Mason Verger in HANNIBAL in 2001.
HENRY & JUNE in 1990 is the only film in which Gary Oldman has been Credited as Maurice Escargot.
Making his writing and directing debut with NIL BY MOUTH in 1997, this film is loosely based upon Gary Oldman's own life growing up in London.
Smothered in heavy makeup Gary Oldman had the title role in Francis Ford Coppola's highly eroticized version of Bram Stoker's DRACULA in 1992. Decked out in elaborate period costumes, and sporting a thick, almost impenetrable accent, you would hardly recognize Oldman in this role.
Gary Oldman's sci-fi credits include: THE FIFTH ELEMENT and LOST IN SPACE.
Oldman played the bad guy in AIR FORCE ONE.
Gary Oldman was married to actress Uma Thurman for about two years.
Gary Oldman's notable movie credits include...
SID AND NANCY (1986)
CRIMINAL LAW (1988)
BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992)
TRUE ROMANCE (1993)
IMMORTAL BELOVED (1994)
THE SCARLET LETTER (1995)
THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997)
AIR FORCE ONE (1997)
LOST IN SPACE (1998)
QUEST FOR CAMELOT (1998)
THE CONTENDER (2000)
NOBODY'S BABY (2001)
INTERSTATE 60: EPISODES OF THE ROAD (2002)
BEAT THE DEVIL (2002)
DEAD FISH (2005)
HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004)
WHO'S KYLE (2004)
BATMAN BEGINS (2005)
HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005)
HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007)
THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
THE UNBORN (2009)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009)
THE BOOK OF ELI (2010)
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012)
Gary Oldman in AIR FORCE ONE (1997).