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 Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Court Theatre alumnus, Oldman is known to film audiences for such leading roles as Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy, Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; as well as prominent supporting roles including Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK, Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series and James Gordon in the Dark Knight trilogy.… 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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