GARY OLDMAN Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Gary Leonard Oldman                                                         
Born: 21 March 1958 New Cross, London, England                                     
Gary Leonard Oldman (born March 21, 1958) is a critically acclaimed English       
actor and filmmaker, well known to film audiences for his portrayals of           
villainous and morally corrupt characters. He is arguably best known for his       
portrayal of Count Dracula in 1992 blockbuster Dracula, with other notable film   
credits including State of Grace, True Romance, León, The Fifth Element, The     
Contender, Batman Begins and the Harry Potter film series. He has also portrayed   
a significant number of real-life historical figures on screen, such as Joe       
Orton, Lee Harvey Oswald, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Pontius Pilate 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 has used a different speaking voice for practically every film role,       
and is generally considered to be one of the most versatile actors of his         
In 1997 Oldman directed, produced, and wrote the award-winning Nil by Mouth, a     
movie partially based on his own childhood.