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Gary Oldman [12]

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Born:March 21, 1958 (60)
Filmography Rating:8.02 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.71 / 10
Amazon Rating:3.91 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:82.91%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Fifth Element [1997](39) => Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg
Lost in Space [1998](40) => Spider Smith
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkeban [2004](46) => Sirius Black
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [2005](47) => Sirius Black
Batman Begins [2005](47) => Jim Gordon
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [2007](49) => Sirius Black
The Dark Knight [2008](50) => James Gordon
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [2011](53) => Sirius Black
Kung Fu Panda 2 [2011](53) => Shen (voice)
The Dark Knight Rises [2012](54) => Commissioner Gordon
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [2014](56) => Dreyfus
RoboCop [2014](56) => Dr. Dennett Norton

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Fifth Element [1997]
  • The hero (Bruce Willis) and the villain (Gary Oldman) never meet, nor do they communicate in any way.
  • Early in the film, Gary Oldman's character quotes [?] Friedrich Nietzsche, "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." Oldman's costar, Bruce Willis, released a record album on Motown Records with that title in the 1980s.
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [2007]
  • Sirius Black's (Gary Oldman) death was foreshadowed and mentioned by Sybil Trelawney in the third novel Prisoner of Azkaban. J.K. Rowling's text line mentioned: "When thirteen dine together, the first to rise will be the first to die." In the dining room in Grimmauld Place, we see thirteen people including Sirius dining together and during a commotion with Mrs. Weasley, he got up first. When Sirius fell at the Department of Mysteries, this means that what Trelawney mentioned was accurate.
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkeban [2004]
  • Gary Oldman says he accepted the role of Sirius Black because he "needed the work". He hadn't acted for over a year. His last film was Sin, which was filmed in 2002.
    The Truman Show [1998]
  • When Andrew Niccol was going to direct, Gary Oldman was going to star.
    Lost in Space [1998]
  • Gary Oldman was the first member of the cast to sign on, jumping at the chance to appear in a family film. He's listed twice in the ending credits, credited as "Dr. Smith" and again as "Spider Smith".
    The Dark Knight Rises [2012]
  • In the film there are a total of five Oscar winners: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway and three Oscar nominees: Gary Oldman, [?] Tom Conti, Liam Neeson. Additionally, Oscar nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal appears in archive footage, bringing the total nominees to nine, unprecedented in a comic book film.
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [2014]
  • Gary Oldman (Dreyfus) was considered for the role of General Thade in Planet of the Apes.
    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows [2011]
  • Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, [?] Daniel Day-Lewis, Sean Penn and Javier Bardem were considered to play Moriarty.
    Spectre [2015]
  • English actor Gary Oldman was approached for the role of Franz Oberhauser but he was unwilling to commit to six months production worldwide. In the end, the part was cast with Christoph Waltz.
    Ant-Man [2015]
  • Sean Bean, Pierce Brosnan and Gary Oldman were considered for the role of Hank Pym.
    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [2015]
  • ChloŽ Grace Moretz, Saoirse Ronan, Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, [?] Alex Pettyfer, [?] Sullivan Stapleton and [?] Jack O'Connell were rumored to have auditioned for a role, while Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman were rumored for different roles. Oldman auditioned for the role that went to Max von Sydow. This is the second time he was considered for a part in a [Star Wars] film, as he was approached to voice General Grievous in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.
    Hotel Transylvania 2 [2015]
  • Jonathan's "Count Jonathan" costume is modeled after Gary Oldman's portrayal of Count Dracula in 1992's Bram Stoker's Dracula.
    Doctor Strange [2016]
  • Gary Oldman and Mads Mikkelsen were considered for the role of Baron Mordo. Mads Mikkelsen had been under consideration for the role of Dr. Stephen Strange back in 2013.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • Gary Oldman, Viggo Mortensen, Christoph Waltz, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow, Alec Baldwin, Ron Perlman, Stephen Lang, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Robert De Niro, Michael Biehn, Mel Gibson, and Liam Neeson were considered for the role of Ego. Matthew McConaughey was considered to play Ego, but passed on the role in favor of The Dark Tower.
    Spider-Man: Homecoming [2017]
  • Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Vulture. The role went to Michael Keaton. Both actors appeared as characters in different Batman franchises. James Gordon and Bruce Wayne/Batman, respectively.