Gary Oldman is a popular and highly skilled character actor from the Hollywood movie industry. Gary Oldman is highly talented in mimicking various accents which are required for his complex characters in movies. His way of getting into the character perfectly has cast Gary Oldman in numerous anti-protagonist roles which are often borderline psychotic.
Besides being a popular Hollywood star, Gary Oldman is also one of the top actors in the American television and theater industries and also a talented singer as well. His expressive way of acting has enabled Gary Oldman to win numerous prestigious award and also numerous award nominations too.
Apart from being an actor, Gary Oldman is also a filmmaker and has at least 3 movies to his credit as a scriptwriter.
About Gary Oldman
|Real Name||Gary Leonard Oldman|
|Nickname||Scary Gary and Gaz|
|Date of Birth||21st March 1958|
|Place of Birth||New Cross (London)|
|Education||Graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in Acting from Rose Bruford College (Southeast London)|
|Height||5 ft 8"
(175 cm) approximately
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Leonard Bertram Oldman
(ex-Millwall Team soccer player)
|Mother||Kathleen Cheriton Oldman|
|Sister||Maureen 'Laila Rose' Oldman
|Net Worth||INR 358,00,00,000
(USD 50 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
Remembrance (1982), Sid and Nancy (1986), Prick Your Ears (1987), Track 29 (1988), Criminal Law (1989), State of Grace (1990), JFK (1991), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), True Romance (1993), Leon: The Professional (1994), The Scarlet Letter (1995), Basquiat (1996), The Fifth Element, Air Force One, Nil by Mouth (1997), Lost in Space (1998), The Contender (2000), Nobody's Baby, Hannibal (2001), Interstate 60 (2002), Tiptoes, Sin (2003), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), The Backwoods (2006), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), The Dark Knight (2008), The Unborn (2009), The Book of Eli (2010), Red Riding Hood, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-2, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Guns, Girls and Gambling (2011), The Dark Knight Rises, Lawless (2012), Paranoia (2013), Robocop, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Child 44 (2015), Man Down, Criminal (2016), The Hitman's Bodyguard, Darkest Hour (2017), Hunter Killer (2018)
Meantime (1983), Morgan's Boy (1984), Honest, Decent and True (1986), The Firm (1989), Heading Home (1991), Jesus (1999)
|First Movie||Remembrance (1982)|
|Favorite Food||Eggs and bacon, pickle and bread with cheese|
|Favorite Actor||Malcolm McDowell|
|Hobbies||Singing and playing the piano|
Gary Oldman is a truly talented actor as he is known to have played a different accent and his character acting skills are impressive in portraying a completely different person on-screen, which has won Gary Oldman numerous prestigious acting awards, in over 35 years as an actor in the Hollywood movie industry. Apart from having appeared in several acting roles in super hit movies, Gary Oldman has also lent his voice to popular video game and animated feature film characters too, besides being a talented singer also.
Gary Oldman’s age is around 63, as Gary Oldman was born on the 21st of March, 1958 in New Cross, London. Gary Oldman’s height is around 5 ft 8 inches (175 cm) while Gary Oldman’s weight is around 75 kg (165 lbs). In his spare time, Gary Oldman loves to sing and plays the piano as part of his hobbies.
Gary Oldman’s father was Leonard Bertram Oldman, a former soccer player for the Millwall team, while Gary Oldman’s mother was Kathleen Cheriton Oldman. Although Gary Oldman does not have any brothers, Gary Oldman’s younger sister is Laila Rose, the popular actress from the Eastenders TV series. Gary Oldman’s ex-girlfriend include popular actresses Cyrinde Fox, Winona Ryder, Isabella Rossellini, Jayne Middlemiss, and Alisa Marshall. Gary Oldman has been married 5 times and Gary Oldman’s ex-wives include British actress Lesley Manville with whom he was married from 1986 to 1990, superstar American actress Uma Therman with whom he was married from 1990 to 1992, American model Donya Fiorentino with whom he was married from 1996 to 2001 and also British singer Alexandra Edenborough whom he married in 2008 and got divorced in 2015. Currently, Gary Oldman’s wife is art curator and writer Gisele Schmidt whom Gary Oldman is married to since 2017. Gary Oldman has three sons – actor Alfie Oldman, Gulliver Flynn Oldman and Charlie John Oldman.
Owing to his impressive acting skills, high demand and having an experience working in the acting industry for over 35 years, Gary Oldman’s net worth today is estimated around INR 358 crores (USD 50 Million).
As for his excellent acting talent, Gary Oldman has won numerous popular acting awards and has also received numerous award nominations too.
The list of Gary Oldman’s award-wins include the Academy Award for Best Actor for his impressive role in ‘Darkest Hour’ (2018) besides having 1 Oscar nomination earlier.
Gary Oldman won the British Academy of Film and Television Awards’ (BAFTA) for Best British Film and the British Academy of Film and Television Awards’ (BAFTA) for Original Screenplay for being the writer, director and producer of ‘Nil by Mouth’ (1997), and won the British Academy of Film and Television Awards’ (BAFTA) Best Actor in a Leading Role award for ‘Darkest Hour’ (2018), besides having 2 BAFTA nominations also.
Gary Oldman also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role in ‘Darkest Hour’ (2018) apart from having 1 Emmy Award nomination as well.
Gary Oldman has also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for ‘Darkest Hour’ (2018) and had 1 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination before this.
Besides these mainstream awards, Gary Oldman is also the winner of the 2017 British Independent Film Awards’ Variety Award and has previously had around 4 British Independent Film Award nominations too.
Later on, Gary Oldman won the Empire Award for Best Newcomer for ‘Nil by Mouth’ (1998), the 2011 Empire Awards’ Icon Award and won the Empire Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (2012), besides having 1 Empire Award nomination as well.
Gary Oldman is also the winner of the London Film Critics Circle’s Actor of the Year award for ‘Prick Up Your Ears’ (1987) and the 2013 London Film Critics Circle’s Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film and has had 4 London Film Critics Circle award nominations also.
Gary Oldman has won the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture for his performance in ‘Darkest Hour’ (2018) and has had 1 Satellite Award nomination to his credit.
Gary Oldman also won the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his iconic role in ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ (1993) besides having 2 Saturn Award nominations later on.
Gary Oldman has played some of the most critically-acclaimed roles in Hollywood movies which makes Gary Oldman the recipient of the Central Ohio Film Critics’ Association’s Best Cast award for ‘The Dark Knight’ (2009) and the Central Ohio Film Critics’ Association’s Best Cast award for ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (2013), the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards’ Alan J. Pakula Award for his role in ‘The Contender’ (2001) and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Darkest Hour’ (2018) as well as 1 Critics’ Choice Movie Award nomination, the Dublin Film Critics Circle’s Top Ten Actors award for ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ besides having 1 Dublin Film Critics Circle award nomination, the Georgia Film Critics Association’s Best Cast award for ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (2011) besides having 1 Georgia Film Critics Association award nomination for the same movie, the International Online Film Critics’ Poll for Best Ensemble Cast for ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), the International Online Film Critics’ Poll for Best Actor and also the International Film Critics Online Poll for Best Cast award for the movie ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (2012), the San Diego Film Critics Society’s Best Performance by an Ensemble for ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-2’ (2011) and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle’s Best Actor award for ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (2011).
Apart from winning these numerous critic-awards, Gary Oldman is also the winner of the Edinburgh Film Festival’s Channel 4 Award for Best Director for ‘Nil by Mouth’ (1997), the Palm Springs Film Festival’s International Star Award for ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ (2011) and later became the winner of the Palm Springs Film Festival’s Desert Palm Achievement Award for his role in ‘Darkest Hour’ (2017).
Interesting Facts About Gary Oldman
- Gary Oldman is a teetotaler who has quit smoking and drinking a few years back.
- Gary Oldman’s impressive ability to change not only his mannerisms but also his voice and demeanor for the different characters he plays on-screen is what ranks him among the top-talented character actors in the Hollywood movie industry.
- Gary Oldman is the icon for several young British and American actors of today and has inspired them to work hard to perfect their on-screen character portrayal.
- Before his passion for acting arose, Gary Oldman was a talented singer even as a child and used to frequently sing and play the piano very well.
- Gary Oldman is most recognized today for portraying Commissioner Jim Gordon in the Batman movie franchise and also as Sirius Black in the latter parts of the Harry Potter movie franchise.
- Gary Oldman’s admission application to the esteemed Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) was rejected and the letter even advised him to seek different source of income other than acting, which he proved the academy wrong by later on appearing in several of the top super hit movies from the American movie industry.
- Before getting his big break for acting, Gary Oldman worked at odd jobs, such as being a butcher at a pig abattoir, a show salesman and even a porter in an operating theater and also on an assembly line in a factory.