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Gary Oldman (English Actor)
Date of Birth:
March 21, 1958
Gary Leonard Oldman is an influential English actor, writer, director, producer, voice-over artist and occasional musician who has garnered critical acclaim for his chameleonic performances and mastery of accents. He is often noted for his avoidance of the Hollywood celebrity scene.
Oldman came to prominence in the mid-1980s after a series of well-reviewed performances and has since retained a career as both a lead and character actor, appearing in over 50 films. He became well known within popular culture during the 1990s for his portrayals of cold and unsympathetic characters, starring as the chief villain of several popular motion pictures. Oldman's notable acting credits include: Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, State of Grace, Bram Stoker's Dracula, True Romance, Léon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, The Contender, the Harry Potter film series and Christopher Nolan's Batman film series. He has also portrayed a significant number of real-life historical figures on screen, such as Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears, Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK, Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved, Pontius Pilate in Jesus and perhaps most notably, Sid Vicious, his portrayal of whom in 1986 biopic Sid & Nancy was listed as one of Premiere Magazine's "100 Greatest Performances of All Time". Oldman is generally regarded as one of film's most diverse actors.