Why is Gary Oldman famous? 

Gary Oldman is a professional and well-known actor from England who is known for his versatile portrayal of the character. He is regarded as one of the best actors of the generation and is also the motivation source for countless other famous stars. He is also a filmmaker and musician.

Quick Info 
Full NameGary Oldman
Date of BirthMarch 21, 1958
Birth PlaceNew Cross, London, United Kingdom
ParentsKathleen Oldman
Leonard Oldman
ProfessionEnglish actor
Filmmaker
SpouseGisele Schmidt
Alexandra Edenborough
Donya Fiorentino
Uma Thurman
Lesley Manville
Age 62 years
Height5' 8"
ChildrenAlfie Oldman
Gulliver Flynn Oldman
Charlie John Oldman
Net Worth40 million dollars
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Bio, Family, and Young

His birth name is Gary Leonard Oldman and was born to Kathleen and a sailor and welder, Leonard Bartram Oldman. He grew up with his mother and older sister, Maureen after his father left them. His father was an alcoholic man while his sister is also a well-known actress.

Oldman used to attend West Greenwich School but dropped out of his school when he was 16 years old. He then started working in a sports shop and later he received his motivation to act from the actor, Malcolm McDowell, after watching his film, The Raging Moon.

 

 

Age, Weight, Height, and Nationality 

Gary Oldman was born on 21st March of 1958 in the capital city of England, London. Gary Oldman has blue eyes and light brown hair. He is known for his diverse voice performances as well as his acting skills. His sexual orientation is straight. He belongs to white ethnicity and has Aries as his birth sign. His nationality is English.

Gary Oldman is 62 years old turning to 63 in March of 2021. He possesses a slim body build weighing about 72 kg. He has a tall height of 5 feet and 8 inches. He is known to have no personal trainer neither any diet plan but he goes through some heavy workouts and hits the gyms when his work requires.

 

Social Media

Gary Oldman is not a social media user.

 

Career

Movie Career

Gary Oldman made his career debut with the film, Remembrance in 1982 where he portrayed the character of Daniel. He then made his television debut the following year in 1983 with the television film, Meantime where he played the small role of Coxy. He then landed a starring role in the British biographical film, Sid and Nancy in 1986 alongside Chloe Webb as Sid Vicious. He then went on to making his breakthrough with the film Prick Up Your Ears in 1987 and making an appearance in several films like Track 29, We Think the World of You, Criminal Law, State of Grace, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, True Romance, Immortal Beloved, The Fifth Element, Lost in Space, Air Force One and so on.

Oldman made his directorial debut in1997 with the film, Nil by Mouth and also contributed as writer and producer. He then contributed as executive producer in the film, Plunkett & Macleane, The Contender where he also appeared as Sheldon Runyon and produced and performed in the film Nobody’s Baby. He also appeared in the film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, alongside Harry Melling The Dark Knight, alongside Anne Hathaway Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy receiving his first Academy Award nomination.

In the year 2017, Oldman had a shower with awards after his performance in the Darkest Hour where he starred portraying the character of Winston Churchill also receiving an Academy Award. Since then, he has appeared in numerous films and also made small appearances in tv series like Knots Landing, Tracey Takes On…, Friends, and so on.

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Television Career

As of 2021, Gary Oldman is preparing for the upcoming tv series, Slow Horses where he will be starring Jackson Lamb and his 2 new upcoming films, Crisis and The Woman in the Window.

 

Achievements, Awards, and Nominations

Gary Oldman has accumulated countless awards in his possession. He received his first Academy Awards nomination in 2012 from the film, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. In 2018, he won the Academy Awards for Best Actor after his performance in the film, Darkest Hour. He has also received 3 BAFTA Awards from the film Nil by Mouth, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and Darkest Hour. He further won Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama and Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in 2018 from the film, Darkest Hour.

Apart from that, he has won the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, British Independent Film Awards, 3 Empire Awards, 2 London Film Critics’ Circle, Satellite Awards, Saturn Awards, and other multiple awards and nominations.

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Net Worth

As of 2021, Gary Oldman has an estimated net worth of 40 million dollars. He earns his millions mostly from acting and he has also earned quite a recognition from filmmaking. Apart from that, he has endorsed clothing brands like H&M, DKNY including Tv commercials for smartphone-like Nokia N93 and HTC One, and few other commercials.

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