Gary Oldman

Actor + Screenwriter + Director + Producer + Musician
Born Mar 21, 1958

Gary Leonard Oldman is an English screen and stage actor, filmmaker and musician. A former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Oldman has garnered widespread critical and peer respect as a screen actor. Tom Hardy once remarked: "Gary Oldman is, hands down, the greatest actor that's ever lived.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gary Oldman.


1958 Birth Born on March 21, 1958.


1971 13 Years Old He was a pianist as a child, and later a singer, but gave up his musical aspirations to pursue an acting career after seeing Malcolm McDowell's performance in the 1971 film The Raging Moon. … Read More


1979 21 Years Old 1 More Event
He later won a scholarship to attend the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Southeast London, from which he graduated with a BA in Acting in 1979. … Read More
1980 - 1982 2 More Events
Saved proved to be a major breakthrough for Oldman. Max Stafford-Clark, artistic director of the Royal Court Theatre, had seen Oldman's performance and cast him as Scopey, the lead role of Bond's The Pope's Wedding, in 1984. … Read More
1987 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, Oldman gained his third starring film role as Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears, for which he received a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor. … Read More


1988 - 1989 2 More Events
1990 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1990 he costarred with Tim Roth in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Tom Stoppard's film adaptation of his own play of the same name. … Read More
1991 - 1992 2 More Events
1994 36 Years Old In 1994's Léon: The Professional, he played corrupt DEA officer Norman Stansfield, which has since been named by multiple publications as one of the best villains of modern cinema.
1997 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Oldman also displayed a skill for world accents; along with the Transylvanian Count Dracula, he played German-born Viennese composer Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved, and Russian terrorist Egor Korshunov in the 1997 blockbuster Air Force One. … Read More


2001 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2001, he starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hannibal, as Mason Verger, the only surviving victim of Hannibal Lecter. … Read More
2004 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Following his Friends appearance, Oldman did not appear in any significant roles until 2004, starring only in independent films. … Read More


2008 50 Years Old On 31 December 2008, Oldman married English singer and actress Alexandra Edenborough in Santa Barbara, California. Edenborough filed for divorce on January 9, 2015. … Read More
2009 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Oldman co-starred with Jim Carrey in the 2009 version of A Christmas Carol in which Oldman played three roles.
2010 52 Years Old In 2010, Oldman co-starred with Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli. … Read More
In addition, he was chosen by Screened, and W Magazine for giving one of the best performances of 2011. … Read More
2012 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, The Hollywood Reporter named Oldman the highest-grossing actor in history, based on lead and supporting roles. … Read More
2013 55 Years Old …  He starred as a sleazy priest in the controversial religious-themed video for David Bowie's 2013 single "The Next Day".
2014 56 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Oldman starred alongside Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, Michael Keaton, and Samuel L. Jackson in the remake of RoboCop, as Norton, the scientist who creates RoboCop. … Read More
Renowned for his on-screen diversity, Oldman is cited as the best British actor of his generation. As of 2015, films in which he has starred have grossed over $4 billion in the US, and over $10.6 billion worldwide. … Read More
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