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Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman was born on March 21, 1958 in London, England as Leonard Gary Oldman to a welder and a homemaker. When he was older, he won a scholarship to Britain's Rose Bruford Drama College[?], where he received a BA in Theatre Arts in 1979. He later studied with the Greenwich Young People's Theatre[?] and went on to appear in a number of plays throughout the early 80s, including "The Pope's Wedding", for which he received Time Out's Fringe Award for Best Newcomer of 1985-1986 and The British Theatre Association's Drama Magazine Award as Best Actor of 1985. He first appeared on the screen in the film Remembrance in 1982, going on the win his first starring role in the film Sid and Nancy[?] in 1986 in which he played the rocker Sid Vicious. His very next film, Prick Up Your Ears demonstrated his talent for diversity for which he is so expertly known. He has played a variety of characters including Dracula, Ludwig van Beethoven, Lee Harvey Oswald and Pontius Pilate. In 1997 he directed, produced, and wrote Nil by Mouth, partially based on his life, which went on to win the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film, a BAFTA Award, the Channel 4 Director's Award, and the Empire Award, and was declared by the British Film Academy[?] as one of the 100 best films of all time.

Films:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban .... Sirius Black
Tiptoes
The Hire: Beat the Devil .... Satan, the Devil
Interstate 60 .... O.W. Grant
Hannibal .... Mason Verger
Nobody's Baby .... Buford Dill
The Contender .... Rep. Sheldon 'Shelly' Runyon
Jesus .... Pontius Pilate
Quest for Camelot (voice) .... Baron Ruber
Lost in Space .... Base Physician Zachary Smith, MD
Air Force One .... Ivan Korshunov
The Fifth Element .... Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg
Basquiat .... Albert Milo
The Scarlet Letter .... Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale
Murder in the First .... Milton Glenn
Immortal Beloved .... Ludwig van Beethoven
Léon .... Agent Norman Stansfield
Romeo Is Bleeding .... Jack Grimaldi
True Romance .... Drexl Spivey
Bram Stoker's Dracula .... Dracula
JFK .... Lee Harvey Oswald
Henry & June .... Pop
State of Grace .... Jackie Flannery
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead .... Rosencrantz
Chattahoochee .... Emmett Foley
We Think the World of You .... Johnny
Criminal Law .... Ben Chase
Track 29 .... Martin
Prick Up Your Ears .... Joe Orton
Sid and Nancy .... Sid Vicious
Remembrance .... Daniel



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