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      Born 1958                                Actor

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    1958:

      Born on 21 March in New Cross, London

    1979:

      Receives a BA in Theatre Arts from Rose Bruford Drama College

    1986:

      Film debut in Sid and Nancy for which he wins the Evening Standard Film Award as Best Newcomer

    1987:

      Appears as gay British playwright Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears

    1990:

      Divorces first wife, actress Lesley Manville. 1 child, Alfie Oldman. Marries actress Uma Thurman

    1991:

      Appears as Lee Harvey Oswald in Oliver Stone's JFK

    1992:

      Appears in the title role in Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula. Divorces Thurman

    1994:

      Appears as Beethoven in Immortal Beloved

    1997:

      Directorial debut in the highly acclaimed Nil by Mouth. Marries Donya Fiorentino. 2 children, Gulliver Flynn Oldman (b. 20 August 1997) and Charlie John

    2001:

      Divorces Fiorentino

    2002:

      Dating model-actress Ailsa Marshall

    2004:

      Appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    2005:

      Appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


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    filmography

    1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
    2. Batman Begins (2005)
    3. Dead Fish (2004)

    4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
    5. True Crime: Streets of LA (2003) (VG) (voice)
    6. Tiptoes (2003)
    7. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead (2003) (VG) (voice)
    8. Hire: Beat the Devil, The (2002)
    9. Interstate 60 (2002)
    10. Hannibal (2001)
    11. Nobody's Baby (2001)
    12. Contender, The (2000)

    13. Jesus (1999) (TV)
    14. Fifth Element, The (1998) (VG)
    15. Quest for Camelot (1998) (voice)
    16. Lost in Space (1998)
    17. Air Force One (1997)
    18. Fifth Element, The (1997)
    19. Basquiat (1996)
    20. Scarlet Letter, The (1995)
    21. Murder in the First (1995)
    22. Immortal Beloved (1994)
    23. Léon (1994)
    24. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
    25. True Romance (1993)
    26. Dracula (1992)
    27. Heading Home (1991) (TV)
    28. JFK (1991)
    29. Henry & June (1990) (as Maurice Escargot)
    30. State of Grace (1990)
    31. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

    32. Chattahoochee (1989)
    33. Firm, The (1988) (TV)
    34. We Think the World of You (1988)
    35. Criminal Law (1988)
    36. Track 29 (1988)
    37. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
    38. Sid and Nancy (1986)
    39. Honest, Decent & True (1985) (TV)
    40. Morgan's Boy (1984) (TV)
    41. Meantime (1984) (TV)
    42. Remembrance (1982)


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    Salary:

      Jesus (1999) (TV) $1,000,000
      Lost in Space (1998) $5,000,000


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Publicity Shot (2000s)

    b. Leonard Gary Oldman

      After a dozen or so films, did the public have a better idea of Gary Oldman's own personality than before he began? That is not ingratitude, merely a way of observing that Oldman seems like a blank, anonymous passerby (like someone in Dallas on November 22, 1963, running interference for a real Lee Harvey Oswald), who waits to be occupied by demons. He is a suit hanging in a closet, waiting to be possessed, which means that he brings an uncommon, self-effacing service to his roles. Part of that attitude is his complete and easy readiness not to be liked. So he is both vacant and uningratiating: it will be intriguing to see how long such a career can last.

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      He had done a good deal of theatre in England, and a few modest movies—Remembrance (82, Colin Gregg), Meantime (83, Mike Leigh), and Honest, Decent and True (85, Les Blair)—before he turned in a performance of unnerving, aggressive immersion uersion as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (85, Alex Cox). I mean, he didn't just play Vicious; he was him. The switch to Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (87, Stephen Frears) was dazzling proof of a genius for impersonation.

      Since then, Oldman has had to put up with a lot of poor roles roles and bad films. Yet his reticence, mixed with his great facility, makes it unlikely that he will ever be more than the victim of whimsical, or desperate, casting calls: Track 29 (88, Nicolas Roeg); We Think the World of You (88, Gregg); Criminal Law (89, Martin Campbell); brilliant on TV in The Firm (89, Alan Clarke); Chattahoochee (89, Mick Jackson); State of Grace (90, Phil Phil Joanou); with Tim Roth in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (90, Tom Stoppard); on British TV in Heading Home (90, David Hare); as Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (91, Oliver Stone).

      Then, for Francis Ford Coppola, he played the archetypicaly pale, enervated prowler after other lives in Bram Stoker's Dracula (92). He had many looks in that film, but none meant more than the self-intoxicated spectacle of the direction. He was a drug dealer, theatrically black, in True Romance (93, Tony Scott); and a crooked cop in Romeo Is Bleeding (94, Peter Medak).

      Oldman had become an international actor, I suppose, but time and again his talent goes to waste. He has directed one film—the remarkable, Nil by Mouth (97), a fair measure of his very tough London. But what is that man doing as Beethoven in the fatuous Immortal Beloved (94, Bernard Rose)— and when does a modern actor realise that you don't play Christ, Beethoven, or Francis of Assisi? This is a record of skills perverted and of Oldman's blankness turning increasingly toxic•his own loathing of where he is rises in his movies like mustard gas: Léon (94, Luc Besson); Murder in the First (95, Marco Rosso); Dimmesdale ln the pathetic Scarlet Letter (95, Roland Joffe); Basquiat (96, Julian Schnabel); The Fifth Element (97, Besson); the hijacker in Air Force One (97, Wolfgang Petersen); Lost in Space (98, Stephen Hopkins); a voice in Quest for Camelot (98, Frederik DuChau); Pilate in Jesus (99, Roger Young); The Contender (00, Rod Lurie); Mason Verger in Hannibal (01, Ridley Scott); Nobody's Baby (01, David Seltzer).









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