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 1 More Event
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 in cinema. … Read More
1997 39 Years Old Oldman was married to Donya Fiorentino from 1997 to 2001 and had two sons with her. … Read More


1998 40 Years Old In 1998, MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch aired a match between claymation representations of Oldman and Christopher Walken to determine the greatest cinematic villain. … Read More
In 2001, he starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hannibal, as Mason Verger, the only surviving victim of Hannibal Lecter. … Read More
2002 44 Years Old In 2002, he starred in the generally well-received Interstate 60, and played the Devil in the BMW short film, The Hire: Beat the Devil.
2003 45 Years Old Guardian writer Xan Brooks described the early 2000s as Oldman's "low point", recalling "barrel-scraping roles" in the critically maligned 2003 films Tiptoes and Sin. … Read More
2004 46 Years Old In 2004, Oldman returned to prominence when he landed a significant role in the Harry Potter film series, playing Harry Potter's godfather Sirius Black. … 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 9 January 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 - 2011 2 More Events
2012 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Oldman played Floyd Banner, a big-hitting mobster, in John Hillcoat's Lawless, alongside Tom Hardy, Shia LeBouf, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain.
2013 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Oldman portrayed Nicholas Wyatt, a ruthless CEO, in Robert Luketic's Paranoia, along with Harrison Ford and Liam Hemsworth.
2014 56 Years Old 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
2015 57 Years Old In 2015, Oldman played the head of police that investigates Tom Hardy's character in Child 44 alongside Noomi Rapace and Joel Kinnaman.
In 2016, Oldman played a CIA chief in Criminal, directed by Ariel Vromen, and starring Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Reynolds, Alice Eve, and Gal Gadot.
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