Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman is a popular versatile English actor and filmmaker who is well known for his role as Winston Churchill in the 2017 film, “Darkest Hour” for which he even won an Academy Award. Other roles include Sid Vicious in “Sid and Nancy”, Drexl in “True Romance”, George Smiley in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and also Sirius Black in the “Harry Potter” series.

Having his initial career started in theatre in 1979, Oldman has managed to come a long way establishing himself as one of the prominent actors of all time with his versatility and intense acting style. Oldman made his film debut in “Remembrance”(1982) and as of 2020, his films have grossed over $11 billion worldwide, making him one of the highest-grossing actors of all time.

Oldman already is the recipient of several honorable accolades; 1 Academy Award, 3 British Academy Film Awards, 2 Critics’ Choice Awards, 1 Golden Globe Award, and 1 Screen Actors Guild Award.

What is Gary Oldman’s claim to fame?

As a versatile English star, he is well-known.

He is best known for his portrayal of Sid Vicious in the film “Sid and Nancy” (1986).

Gary Oldman was born in the United Kingdom.

Gary Oldman was born in New Cross, London, England, on March 21, 1958. Gary Leonard Oldman is his given name. He is a British citizen. Oldman is of White descent, and his zodiac sign is Aries.

Leonard Bertram Oldman (father) and Kathleen Cheriton (mother) gave birth to Gary Oldman (mother). Leonard, his father, was a former sailor who also worked as a welder, and Kathlee, his mother, was a stay-at-home mom. Gray’s father, who was also an alcoholic, abandoned his family when he was only seven years old. Gray grew up with his older sister, Maureen, who is now known as Laila Morse and is also a famous actress.

Oldman went to Deptford’s West Greenwich School, but dropped out at the age of 16 to work in a sports store. He had a passion for music since childhood, and he even played the piano as a child, but he gave up music to pursue a career in acting.

Soon after, he went to Greenwich’s Young People’s Theatre and performed a number of odd jobs. He then earned a scholarship to Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama in Kent, from which he graduated in 1979 with a BA in Acting.

Career Highlights of Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman made his stage debut in York’s Theatre Royal in 1979 as Puss in “Dick Whittington and his Cat.”

Oldman then appeared in Christopher Marlowe’s “The Massacre at Paris,” Shaun Lawton’s “Desperado Corner,” and

Robert David MacDonald’s “Chinchilla” and “A Waste of Time.”

In 1982, he made his film debut in Colin Gregg’s “Remembrance.”

In 1983, he landed a lead role as a skinhead in Mike Leigh’s film “Meantime.”

With his starring role in Edward BOnd’s play “Saved,” Oldman made his breakthrough.

In 1984, he landed the lead role of Scopey in the play “The Pope’s Wedding.”

After that, in the 1986 film “Sid and Nancy,” Oldman played musician Sid Vicious.

In 1987, he won his third leading film role as Joe Orton in “Prick Up Your Ears,” for which he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor.

In 1988, he starred alongside Alan Bates in the film “We Think the World of You.”

In 1988, “Chattahoochee” and “The Firm” were published.

Oldman’s first major film appearance in the United States was as Lee Harvey Oswald in Oliver Stone’s “JFK” in 1991.

He played Count Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola’s romantic horror film “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” in 1992.

True Romance (1993), “Murder in the First” (1995), “The Fifth Element” (1997), and “Lost in Space” (1998) all featured Oldman as a villain (1998).

In the film “The Contender,” he played Sheldon Runyon, a Republican congressman (2000).

In 2001, he appeared in “Hannibal,” alongside his Dracula co-star Anthony Hopkins.

His career took a dramatic turn after his guest appearances on the hit American television show “Friends.”

In 2003, he appeared in a couple of forgettable films, including “Tiptoes” and “Sin.”

Oldman rose to prominence again in 2004 when he was cast as Sirius Black, Harry Potter’s godfather, in the “Harry Potter” film series.

After that, he played James Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins”(2005), and reprised the role in “The Dark Knight” (2008) and “The Dark Knight Rises” (2010). (2012).

Oldman appeared in “A Christmas Carol” with Jim Carrey in 2009, as well as “The Unborn.”

In 2011, Oldman voiced the villain Lord Shen in “Kung Fu Panda 2.”

In 2011, he received his first Academy Award nomination for his performance as British spy George Smiley in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.”

After that, he appeared in “Lawless” (2012), “Paranoia” (2013), “RoboCop: Reloaded” (2014), “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014), “Child 44” (2015), and “Criminal” (2016). (2016).

In “The Space Between Us,” Oldman played a billionaire entrepreneur (2017).

In the same year, he starred in “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” as a dictatorial President and “Darkest Hour” as former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

In the Netflix independent film “Tau,” Oldman played an evil artificial intelligence.

In the same year, he co-starred with Gerard Butler in “Hunter Killer.”

In 2019, Oldman starred in the horror film “Mary” and appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat.”

Joe Wright’s “The Woman in the Window,” Netflix’s “Mank,” and the drama thriller “Dreamland” will all feature Oldman.

“Slow Horses,” an Apple TV+ spy drama series, will star Oldman in his first lead role.

In 1997, Oldman directed, made, and wrote the award-winning film Nil by Mouth.

Gary Oldman’s Wife

Gary Oldman has been married five times. His first marriage was with English actress Lesley Manville. They got married in 1987 soon after welcomed their son named Alfie in 1988. However, just three months after the birth of their son they broke up in 1989 but claims to be in good condition. Oldman then met American actress, Uma Thurman while they were on the set of “State of Grace”. They began dating and got married in 1990, but they got divorced in 1992.

Two years later, he got engaged to Italian actress and model Isabella Rossellini in 1994 but they ended their engagement in 1996. A year later in 1997, Oldman got married for the third time to model Donya Fiorentino, with whom he had two sons: Gulliver(born 1997) and Charlie(born 1999). Their marriage just lasted for 4 years as they got divorced in 2001. Fiorentino even accused Oldman of domestic assault in front of their children.

Oldman then got married to his fourth wife, English singer and actress Alexandra Edenborough in Santa Barbara, California on December 31, 2008. Their marriage also lasted for just 7 years as Edenborough filed for divorce on January 9, 2015. His fifth and current wife is writer and art curator Gisele Schmidt, with whom he got married in a private ceremony at the home of his manager, Douglas Urbanski in August 2017.

Besides, Oldman has been arrested for drunk driving in 1991 and even had checked himself into rehab in 1994. He also has described himself as a libertarian. Through his first son Alfie, Gary is the grandfather of two grandchildren, Matilda and Ozzy Oldman.

Gary Oldman’s Net Worth

Gary Oldman is a multi-millionaire legendary actor who has quite healthy earnings from his stable and successful career as an actor. Having started his career in 1979 that lasted for over 50 years and still ongoing, Oldman has easily managed to amass a million worth fortune from his over 80 films that he has done till 2020.

With his several movies and shows, Oldman has managed to amass a wealthy fortune estimated to be around $50 million with his salary around $8 million.

Gary Oldman’s Height

Gary Oldman is a handsome man who still has the same Baritone voice and looks even in his 70s. He stands tall with a height of 5ft. 8inch.(1.74m) while his body weighs around ‎75kg(165 lbs). He has a well maintained athletic body physique 2with 40 inches as his chest size, 32 inches as his waist size, and 12 inches as his bicep size.

He has a very manly look with light brown hair and blue eyes. He was also ranked #72 on the list of “100 Sexiest Stars in Film Industry” in 2007.

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