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A Quick Tip by BlindSpider

  • Jul 7, 2010
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Greatest actor of our time. 5 is not high enough. He is so amazing. He really takes on any role and throws himself into it. He can do anything. He is my all time favourite actor.
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August 02, 2010
AGREED. Who else could play Sid Vicious and Beethoven?! But would have to say "Drexel" is my fave Oldman character.
 
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Quick Tip by . July 18, 2011
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The greatest villain actor ever, bar none. He played Sid Vicious. He played Dracula, and he played Beethoven! He has outstanding range, versatility, and an array of accents that can shame Meryl Streep. He stands out even in the blockbusters he gets into - he was even noticed in his uncredited role in Hannibal.
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Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor and filmmaker who has resided in the United States since the early 1990s, well known for his portrayals of dark and morally corrupt characters. He found fame in roles such as Sid Vicious in Sid & Nancy and Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK, which led to his most successful, and arguably best known, leading role as Count Dracula in 1992 blockbuster Dracula. In addition to Dracula, Oldman is well-known to audiences as the villain of such films as State of Grace, True Romance, Léon, Air Force One, The Fifth Element and The Contender. He is also known for his portrayals of real-life figures: as well as Vicious and Oswald, he portrayed Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears and Ludwig Van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved. In recent years he is recognisable as heroic characters such as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter film series and James Gordon in Christopher Nolan's reboot of the Batman film series.

Acclaimed for his on-screen diversity, Oldman has been referred to as an "actor's actor" and has been cited as an influence by a number of younger actors. Referred to by The Guardian as "arguably the best actor never Oscar-nominated," Oldman has been nominated for, among other awards: a Primetime Emmy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, three BAFTA Awards (winning two), three Saturn Awards (winning one) and the 1997 Palme d'Or. In addition to leading and central supporting roles in big-budget ...

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