Gary Leonard Oldman: born March 21st 1958 in New Cross, England. Actor. Filmmaker. Musician. Recipient of over 20 high-profile awards for his work on the silver screen. Some recognize him as Joe Orton, others as Commissioner Jim Gordon, but no matter which of his performances stand out most to you, it’s agreeable between everyone that he is an immensely talented actor.
Considering how much Oldman’s got on his plate- a family, a music career, a filmmaking career, and jobs as an actor- it’s astounding at how well he balances them all and is able to give us such great performances. Although he’s appeared in over 60 films, there have been several roles that have stood out as classics and reminders of what real acting looks like.
Now usually on a weekend, What Culture posts a “5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked” article for an actor who has a movie out that particular week. You can see some of our previous entries here; Christian Bale, Ben Stiller and Edward Norton.
But with Lawless opening in the UK today, we just couldn’t find five bad performances from Gary Oldman. It can’t be done.
So instead, take a look at nine of Gary’s most awesome performances- and unfortunately one that maybe wasn’t so awesome.
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