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Oldman in THE DARK KNIGHT.
About Gary Oldman (1958 – )
Gary Oldman was born on March 21, 1958 in London. His birth name is Leonard Gary Oldman.
Sometimes Gary Oldman is credited as Maurice Escargot or Gary Von Oldman.
After being told by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to find a new career other than acting, Gary won a scholarship to Rose Bruford Drama College, in Sidcup, Kent, and he graduated in 1979 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts.
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 in 1994's IMMORTAL BELOVED.
While Gary Oldman usually 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 the 1991 film, JFK and the 1992 mini-series, WHO WAS LEE HARVEY OSWALD?
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 the 2002 film, RED DRAGON and Gary Oldman played Mason Verger in the 2001 film, HANNIBAL.
HENRY & JUNE;(1990), is the only film in which Gary Oldman has been credited as Maurice Escargot.
Gary Oldman made his writing and directing debut with the 1997 film, NIL BY MOUTH in 1997. The story-line of 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.
For his performance in the 2011 film, TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, Gary was honored with a 2012 Academy Award Best Actor nomination.
Gary Oldman was unlucky in love. Gary was married to actress Lesley Manville;(1987-1990), which lasted for 3 years before divorcing. They had a son, Alfie.
Gary married Uma Thurman;(1990-1992) for about two years before divorcing.
Third time around, Gary married photographer Donya Fiorentino;(1997-2001), and they had two sons: Gulliver Flynn and Charlie John. Their marriage lasted four years.
In 2008, Gary married Alexandra Edenborough;(2008-2015), and that marriage lasted SEVEN years, but a divorce is pending. Gary had been hopeful about this marriage."Practice makes perfect. Isn't that what they say? I'm not proud that this is my fourth marriage. But this is a good one. Hopefully, my last one," he told The Independent.
Gary Oldman's notable movie credits include...
SID AND NANCY (1986)
CRIMINAL LAW (1988)
WE THINK THE WORLD OF YOU (1988)
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (1990)
STATE OF GRACE (1990)
BRAM STOKER'S DRACULA (1992)
TRUE ROMANCE (1993)
ROMEO IS BLEEDING (1993)
IMMORTAL BELOVED (1994)
MURDER IN THE FIRST (1995)
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)
DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2014)
CHILD 44 (2015)
Gary Oldman in AIR FORCE ONE (1997).