Gary Oldman

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Gary Oldman

He was born March 21, 1958 in London (UK).

Birth name Leonard Gary Oldman

The British film actor and film director, screenwriter and producer.

Gary was born to a welder and a homemaker. His father left the family when Gary was only 7 years old. The boy grew up with his mother and two sisters. My father rarely visited his son, and at age 62 died from alcoholism.

At age 14 he joined the troupe of Greenwich Youth Theater, at 16 left school to work in the sale of sports equipment. At the same time Oldman studied literature and played the piano. Roger Williams, a drama teacher, played a pivotal role in the life of Gary, entering it into the movie world.

In 1975, inspired by the play of Malcolm McDowell in “If …”and”Long ago tomorrow,” Gary is trying to enter the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but he was not accepted, the applicant hinting that it is better to choose another profession. But Oldman went to Kent, which won a scholarship to college elocution and drama Rose Bruford, who graduated with honors in 1979.

The following year, the young actor has toured Europe and South America as part of the Municipal Theatre Glasgow, and later began to appear on British TV.

In the mid 80s he became one of the leading actors of the English stage – he has several professional awards and working in the Royal Court and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. For example, a game in the play “The Wedding of the Pope”, Gary received a prize of “Time Out” for the best debut season of 1985-1986. as well as the prize of the British Theatre Association as Best Actor 1985 g of the season.

In 1986, Gary Oldman made his debut in a big movie title role of El Cid, the legend of punk rock in the biopic of Alex Cox’s “Sid and Nancy”. Critics of the game Oldman were delighted, they said that the actor was more natural than his character. For the great role played by Vicious he also received award for the best debut of the season.

In 1987, Gary played a gay playwright Joe Orton in Stephen Frears film “Prick your ears”, having shown an exceptional gift of reincarnation.

In 1988, the actor went to the US, where, after several works Oliver Stone invited him to the role of Lee Harvey Oswald in his famous painting «JFK». Then Gary Oldman reincarnated as Prince Vlad in “Dracula”in Francis Ford Coppola. It is believed that the film Coppola’s”Bram Stoker’s Dracula” Gary played the best role.

But the world fame came to an actor after starring in the movie “Leon”, where Oldman appeared in the role of a police officer “werewolf”, covering drug trafficking. It is worth noting that although the account of the actor has the role of Ludwig van Beethoven (“Immortal Beloved”), in recent years, many directors offer gifted actors as villains, but in each of them Oldman is very convincing, and tries to give his characters peculiar only to them traits for example, in the film Luc Besson’s “The Fifth Element”and in an action movie with Harrison Ford,”the presidential plane».

In 1997, Gary Oldman in their scenario staged drama «Nil By Mouth», was among the nominees for the Cannes Film Festival, and in 1998 starred in the sci-fi film “Lost in Space”. Oldman called Hollywood ” Actor Actor (Actor’s Actor). No wonder he got the nickname: it is able to transform beyond recognition, at each new role offers a special dialect, his villains are the most charming in Hollywood, and the best candidate for the role of the historically known personalities (Sid Vishis, Joe Orton, Lee Harvey Oswald, Ludwig van Beethoven ) was not found. Often, being the hero of the second plan, Gary Oldman becomes a screen the size of the number one. Elitist cinema in which Oldman played, can not be called, but still Oldman is so good that it is pleasant to look at, even in a very bad movie.

Gary has been the only problem, which he inherited from his father – addiction to alcohol.

The first time Oldman decided to tie the knot is not too early – at 30 years old. His choice was British actress Lesley Manville, with whom he worked at the Royal Court Theatre. They broke up after less than three years. To be more precise to say that Gary had left Leslie, three months after the birth of their son, Alfie. In the spring of 1990 the divorce was formalized, and the fall Oldman married again. This time, the actress Uma Thurman US. Uma lasted even less – only half a year.

In 1994, on the set of “Immortal Beloved” Gary became friends with her on-screen love Isabella Rossellini. She adores him and wanted to save. Eventually she persuaded Oldman reabilitatsionnnuyu go to the clinic. But while Isabella was planning the wedding, they will arrange when Gary discharged, he met with the patient clinics, a professional photographer Dona Fiorentino. For Rossellini, he never came back, telling her that he had found another on the phone.

In February 1997, Oldman and Fiorentino have legalized their relationship, and in April, two months after the wedding, they had a son Gulliver. Two years later, Gary became the father of his third son – Charlie. But neither sons nor understands everything Dona could not keep a genius. In 2001, he again became idle after going through a series of courts for custody and division of property sons. He soon made friends with the actress and model Elsa Marshall, but despite the fact that their relationship lasted three years, and never married. So what was the fourth wife of the actor not to Elsa, and singer Alexandra Edenborough. The pair played a wedding in December 2008 and now lives in Santa Barbara, Calif.

prizes and awards


The British Academy 1988 – Best Actor (“Keep your eyes open»)

The premium channel «MTV», 1993 – Best Kiss (“Dracula”), Cannes Film Festival 1997 – Palme d’Or (“Do not swallow»)

The premium channel «MTV», 1998 – Best Fight (“Airplane President»)

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