Gary Oldman’s BiographyGary Oldman is generally known not only as a very versatile actor, but also a producer, director, and musician. He has multiple successful collaborations with such renowned and celebrated directors as Quentin Tarantino, Luc Besson, Christopher Edward Nolan, and Ridley Scott. Gary gained his worldwide recognition due to playing Sid Vicious in the biopic «Sid and Nancy» and Count Dracula in a gothic horror «Bram Stoker’s Dracula». In 2018 he finally received his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his brilliant portrayal of Winston Churchill in a war drama «Darkest Hour». Net worth: $40 million.
ChildhoodGary Oldman was born in March 1958 in London. His father, Leonard Bertram Oldman was a welder and his mother, Kathleen, was a housewife. According to the actor himself, his father was an alcoholic who left his family, when Gary was only 7 years old. The future actor dropped out of high school to work in a sports shop.
Acting careerAfter leaving school, Oldman was the first in his class to get work in the largest theaters of London. He made his professional stage debut as Puss in a play, called «Dick Whittington and His Cat».
When preparing for the role, Gary realized that there was very little information on his character, so Oliver Stone gave him the needed contacts and urged the actor to conduct his own research. That way Oldman had an opportunity to meet Oswald’s wife and two daughters.
«I`ve done so much R-rated work, it`s nice to have a job you can show your kids.Next year Gary went on to play a nice, decent, and overall good cop – James Gordon, in Christopher Nolan’s interpretation of a classic Batman DC Comics. The first part of the critically acclaimed trilogy – «Batman Begins» came out in 2005.
During «Darkest Hour» filming Gary went through $30,000 of cigars! He would do about 12 of them a day and got nicotine poisoning, so he basically suffered for three months on the set.
In 2018 Oldman collaborated with Joe Wright once again – this time it is for a thriller film «The Woman in the Window», which realized in 2019. The actor will portray ahead of the family, who is being unknowingly spied on by an agoraphobic child psychologist, played by Amy Adams.