80 Facts About Gary Oldman

1. In 2014, Gary Oldman told The Independent that he hoped the marriage to Alexandra was his last.

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2. Gary Oldman was married to Lesley Manville from 1987 to 1990.

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3. Gary Oldman is currently married to Gisele Schmidt, whom he wed late in summer 2017.

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4. Gary Oldman was charged with drunk driving in 1991, after his blood alcohol content registered over twice the California limit for legal intoxication.

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5. Gary Oldman told The Sun that "a lot of this film is my father.

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6. Gary Oldman won Best Actor in this year's 2018 Oscars after his performance as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour, capping his triumphant awards season that included a Golden Globe, BAFTA and other trophies for the role.

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7. Gary Oldman declined to comment to The Independent via his spokesperson.

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8. Gary Oldman is known for his roles as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter series, and George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

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9. Gary Oldman was granted sole custody of the kids since Fiorentino had a drug addiction.

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10. Since the 1990s, Gary Oldman has lived in Los Angeles.

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11. In 2001, Gary Oldman appeared in two episodes of hit TV series Friends.

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12. Gary Oldman got his first role in the 1971 film The Raging Moon.

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13. Gary Oldman attended West Greenwich School but left it when he was 16.

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14. Gary Oldman has an estimated net worth of $50 million.

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15. Gary Oldman played the coveted role of Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, giving him a key part in one of the highest-grossing franchises ever.

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16. Gary Oldman appeared as a slickly coiffed agent of evil in the Luc Besson-directed sci-fi extravaganza The Fifth Element.

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17. Gary Oldman was raised in a working-class family in London, the youngest of three children.

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18. Gary Oldman was born on March 21, 1958 in London, England.

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19. Gary Oldman is an English actor who has worked in theatre, film and television.

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20. Gary Oldman won the prestigious Academy Award in 2018 for his performance in 'Darkest Hour'.

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21. Gary Oldman is an Academy Award-winning English actor and filmmaker.

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22. Gary Oldman has dated English television and radio presenter Jayne Middlemiss and English model and actress, Ailsa Marshall.

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23. Gary Oldman previously dated American actress, model, and publicist, Cyrinda Foxe.

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24. Gary Oldman won the 2018 Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role in "Darkest Hour.

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25. Gary Oldman has two grandchildren, Matilda and Ozzy Oldman, through his eldest son Alfie.

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26. In September 2017, Gary Oldman married writer and art curator Gisele Schmidt in a low-key ceremony at the home of Oldman's manager, Douglas Urbanski.

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27. Gary Oldman left Manville in 1989, three months after their son was born.

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28. Gary Oldman remarked: "Oldman is as fine an actor as Daniel Day-Lewis, but Gary is not double-barrelled.

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29. Gary Oldman starred as a sleazy priest in the controversial religious-themed video for David Bowie's 2013 single "The Next Day".

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30. Gary Oldman is known for his in-depth research of roles as well as his devotion to them; he was hospitalised after losing significant weight for Sid and Nancy.

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31. Gary Oldman provides the narration of Sergeant Jack Barnes in the Spearhead expansion for Medal of Honor: Allied Assault.

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32. Gary Oldman provided the voice of the Fire Guardian, Ignitus.

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33. Gary Oldman produced a live performance by former White Stripes member Jack White in conjunction with Vevo and YouTube.

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34. Gary Oldman tutored Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe on bass guitar.

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35. Gary Oldman traced over Beethoven compositions in 1994's Immortal Beloved.

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36. Gary Oldman is a proficient pianist and stated in a 1995 interview with Charlie Rose that he would rather be a musician than an actor.

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37. In 2017, Gary Oldman played three film roles: a billionaire entrepreneur in The Space Between Us, a dictatorial President in The Hitman's Bodyguard, and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour—his portrayal of Churchill garnered critical acclaim.

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38. Gary Oldman stressed that he did not relate with most of their viewpoints, but regarding the former, agreed, "Gibson is in a town that's run by Jews".

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39. Gary Oldman had a starring role in David Goyer's supernatural thriller The Unborn, released in 2009.

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40. Gary Oldman served as a member of the Jury at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

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41. Gary Oldman portrayed another historical figure, Pontius Pilate, in Jesus.

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42. Gary Oldman was offered, but turned down, the lead role in that year's Edward Scissorhands.

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43. Gary Oldman won a scholarship to attend the Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, Southeast London, from which he graduated with a BA in Acting in 1979.

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44. Gary Oldman studied with the Young People's Theatre in Greenwich during the mid-1970s, while working jobs on assembly lines, as a porter in an operating theatre, selling shoes and beheading pigs in an abattoir.

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45. In 2011, Gary Oldman would learn from his mother that his father represented Millwall after World War II, with Oldman stating: "Just after the war, she ran a boarding house, for football players, Millwall players.

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46. Gary Oldman began acting in theatre in 1979, and made his earliest film appearances in Remembrance and Meantime (1983).

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47. Gary Oldman took home a Golden Globe for his role in "Darkest Hour", but just a few years ago, he apparently didn't think much of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's award show, calling it meaningless.

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48. Gary Oldman lives a teetotal lifestyle and attributes his success in beating his addiction to attending meetings with Alcoholics Anonymous, whom he has publicly praised.

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49. In 2018, Gary Oldman received the Variety Award at the British Independent Film Awards, which recognizes a director, actor, writer or producer who has made a global impact and helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK.

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50. Gary Oldman is noted for his avoidance of the Hollywood celebrity scene, often being referred to as an "actor's actor".

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51. In 2011, Gary Oldman was voted as a film icon by Empire readers, with the award presented by Colin Firth.

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52. Gary Oldman has portrayed various accents and a wide range of characters.

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53. Gary Oldman remarked: "[Al] Pacino seemed like a valid reference point: I thought he was wonderful.

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54. Gary Oldman was almost typecast as a criminal early in his film career.

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55. Gary Oldman will be portraying Admiral Ernst Bishop in the upcoming single-player campaign of the Chris Roberts-designed crowdfunded video game, Star Citizen.

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56. Gary Oldman participated in the creation of The Legend of Spyro games, produced by Sierra Entertainment.

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57. At the 2016 Brit Awards in London, Gary Oldman paid tribute to Bowie, before receiving the Brits "Icon Award" on behalf of the singer and his family.

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58. Gary Oldman appeared on Reeves Gabrels' album The Sacred Squall of Now, performing a vocal duet with David Bowie on the track "You've Been Around".

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59. Gary Oldman has had a keen interest in music from an early age.

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60. In 1997, Gary Oldman directed, produced, and wrote the award-winning Nil by Mouth, a film partially based on his own childhood.

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61. Gary Oldman is set to star in Peter Briggs's Panzer 88 alongside Jay Baruchel and Thomas Kretschmann.

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62. Gary Oldman is starring in horror-thriller Mary directed by Michael Goi, as well as in an adaptation of John Le Carre's Smiley's People.

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63. Gary Oldman is slated to direct a biopic about Eadweard Muybridge entitled Flying Horse.

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64. Gary Oldman voiced the role of villain Lord Shen and was nominated for an Annie Award for his performance in Kung Fu Panda 2.

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65. In 2004, Gary Oldman returned to prominence when he landed a significant role in the Harry Potter film series, playing Harry Potter's godfather Sirius Black.

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66. Gary Oldman had previously worked with LeBlanc on Lost in Space.

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67. Gary Oldman is uncredited in the film, reportedly over a dispute regarding top billing, which was going to co-stars Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore.

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68. Gary Oldman received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his performance, although some claimed he was dissatisfied with DreamWorks' supposed editing of the film to reflect pro-Democratic leanings.

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69. Gary Oldman appeared opposite Jeff Bridges as zealous Republican congressman Sheldon Runyon in The Contender, in which he was credited as a producer.

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70. Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Morpheus in The Matrix.

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71. Gary Oldman met with Oswald's wife, Marina, and her two daughters to prepare for the role.

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72. Gary Oldman moved to the United States in the early 1990s, where he has resided since.

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73. In 1989, Gary Oldman starred as football hooligan Clive "Bex" Bissel in British drama The Firm, a performance which Total Film numbered as his best and called "stunning" and "fearless" in 2011.

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74. Gary Oldman lost considerable weight for the role and was hospitalised.

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75. Gary Oldman was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1985 to 1986.

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76. Gary Oldman stated on The South Bank Show that it had nothing to do with being better than someone else, rather his diligence and application.

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77. Gary Oldman describes himself as 'shy but diligent worker' during his time there, where he performed roles such as Puck in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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78. In a 1995 interview with Charlie Rose, Gary Oldman said: "Something about Malcolm just arrested me, and I connected, and I said, 'I wanna do that'.

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79. Gary Oldman attended West Greenwich School in Deptford, leaving school at the age of 16 to work in a sports shop.

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80. Gary Oldman is perfect in his portrayal of the gothic version of Dracula in this film while Anthony Hopkins was on hand to play his nemesis, Abraham Van Helsing.

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