Gary Oldman Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

25th September 2014

Quote: "I know him very well... I wanted to cast him in Alien 3... though, in hindsight, if we had (worked together), we probably would never have spoken to each other after that... He's an incredibly thoughtful guy. I see him from time to time, but I haven't seen him in a while." David Fincher on his relationship with his ex-wife Donya Fiorentino's ex-husband Gary Oldman.

23rd July 2014

Quote: "Stake through the heart, decapitation, I've been shot a dozen times. In Leon I was blown up. In True Romance I was shot downstairs... my darker region as my mime teacher used to call it." Gary Oldman recalls his movie death scenes - he has been killed on film 17 times. During an appearance on U.S. chat show Conan on Tuesday (22Jul14), nine of the 17 were shown as part of a montage.

23rd July 2014

Quote: "It's the only reason why I take gigs. I have Sam Jackson... I can see him in the rear view mirror." Gary Oldman jokes he'll take any role to stay on track with Samuel L. Jackson as one of Hollywood's world's biggest box office draws of all time. The pair's films have made more at the box office than any other star.

14th July 2014

Quote: "They want to keep it going. Of course they do. But, it's Superman yeah? Batman and Superman together? We shall see. The thing about Nolan, there was some grounding of reality to it. In our trilogy, and as fantastical and as big as The Joker was... we could relate to it. But now we've got a Batman and we've got a guy who can fly who's an alien? We'll have to see." Gary Oldman is not convinced the new Batman Vs. Superman movie, which will feature Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, will be any good. Oldman portrayed Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy.

3rd July 2014

Quote: "I once parked my Porsche in George Clooney's garage while I was away. I said thank you and he said, 'It's no inconvenience. It always makes me look good if I have two Porsches'." Gary Oldman on sharing car space with Clooney.

2nd July 2014

Quote: "The most stressful role, the most painful to do was Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. There's no mask... You have to play boring in an interesting way... He's plain... I understand why Alec Guinness had a kind of nervous breakdown leading up to the shooting of the original Tinker Tailor and wanted out. I had a breakdown too, briefly." Gary Oldman struggled with his Oscar-nominated portrayal of George Smiley in the 2011 movie.

2nd July 2014

Quote: "I probably have less money than most people think I do... I'm not getting The Dark Knight or Harry Potter money, certainly. Daniel Radcliffe, now he's got f**k-you money." Actor Gary Oldman insists he isn't as rich as many people think he is.

1st July 2014

Quote: "I always took the work seriously. I always showed up on time. I'm prepared, I know my lines... but there was one movie... The Scarlet Letter, when I was in a dodgy place. And I was pretty good in it too. I have hardly any memory of making it, though... This past March (14) was 17 years since I last had a drink." Gary Oldman can't recall making The Scarlet Letter with Demi Moore and Robert Duvall.

24th June 2014

Quote: "Reality Tv to me is the museum of social decay. And what passes for music - it's all on that plateau. Who's the hero for young people today? Some idiot who can't f**king sing or write or who's shaking her a** and twerking in front of 11 year olds." British actor Gary Oldman appears to take a swipe at pop star Miley Cyrus, who is known for her 'twerking' dance moves.

13th February 2014

Quote: "They will sit and see (The Adventures of Rocky &) Bullwinkle or Meet the Fockers and I will say to them, 'You see that guy Robert De Niro, he was... the greatest living actor'... so I got Raging Bull and Taxi Driver. Now they've got the poster and now my son has got the ringtone, 'You talking to me?'" Gary Oldman is introducing his kids to De Niro's greatest films.

13th February 2014

Fact: Gary Oldman's business partner and publicist Douglas Urbanski has landed another role in one of the actor's films - he plays Mayor Durant in the new RoboCop remake. Urbanski's connection to Oldman earned him a BAFTA in 1998 as a producer of the actor's directorial debut Nil By Mouth, and he has since appeared in The Contender alongside his pal. He also produced Oldman's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

12th February 2014

Quote: "I was the last Commissioner (Gordon) and (he was Tim) Burton's first Batman, so we had a brief moment. That was it - 'Hey, we were in Batman!'" Gary Oldman on working with Michael Keaton in the new Robocop remake.

12th February 2014

Quote: "I’m sure he’s going to be fabulous... Go back to the comic books. That’s what I did. There's great stuff about Gordon. He had a whole other life." Gary Oldman offers Ben MCKenzie a little advice as the young actor prepares to play Detective James Gordon on the upcoming Fox series Gotham. Oldman played Gordon, as a Commissioner, in director Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

11th February 2014

Fact: Veteran actor Gary Oldman showed off his musical side when he dropped into British radio station Capital Fm at the weekend (08-09Feb14) and performed a unique rendition of Ke$ha and Pitbull's track Timber. In a refined English accent, the Dark Knight actor delivered lines such as "I have 'em like Miley Cyrus, clothes off. Twerking in their bras and thongs, timber."

11th February 2014

Quote: "Someone asked me recently what it felt like and I said 'I feel richer for it inside'. But seriously, people can't believe I'm the biggest-grossing actor in cinema history. I don't think there's anyone who can even catch up with me." British star Gary Oldman on being named the highest-grossing actor in cinema history by movie industry journal The Hollywood Reporter.

9th February 2014

Quote: "I was thrilled when he released the new album last year. I was talking on the phone to him and he said, 'I don't know about touring. I have no great desire to get out there again at the moment.' And I said, 'But you're writing again?' And he said he was. I think we'll probably see him again. He's planning something." Actor Gary Oldman is confident his reclusive old pal David Bowie will perform live again following the release of his comeback album The Next Day last year (13).

3rd December 2013

Fact: Gary Oldman's actress sister Laila Morse, who had a long-running role in hit British soap opera EastEnders, is the second star to be voted off the 2013 series of U.K. reality Tv show I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

16th July 2012

Quote: "I might as well do a show in Vegas as Dracula or something, where I can come out of a coffin - sort of a cabaret (thing) with white pancake make-up on." Gary Oldman insists it's highly unlikely he'll return to the big screen as Commissioner Jim Gordon in another Batman film.

15th July 2012

Fact: Gary Oldman and Anne Hathaway amused themselves between takes on the set of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises by performing show tunes from Guys & Dolls.

12th July 2012

Quote: "It must be very hard for the studio because it's such a phenomenal success... I think it is the last one with Chris Nolan and if he comes back and makes a fourth in 3D, I'm gonna look very stupid." Gary Oldman doesn't expect there to be another Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan.

12th July 2012

Quote: "Anne Hathaway is a revelation in this film... She can time a line... She's terrific." Gary Oldman heaps praise on his The Dark Knight Rises co-star.

11th July 2012

Quote: "It's serial numbered and your name is watermarked (on) each copy... and the pages are red, so you can't photocopy them... They do the same thing with Harry Potter, yet everyone's read the books." Gary Oldman on the efforts taken to keep the Batman and Harry Potter scripts from leaking.

11th July 2012

Fact: Gary Oldman put his acting skills to the test on late night TV in America on Tuesday (10Jul12) as he delivered a dramatic reading of an excerpt from R.Kelly's new autobiography Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Dressed in a tuxedo and bow-tie, the movie star offered up a moment in time when R. Kelly and Tupac Shakur considered making an album together.

27th February 2012

Quote: "I had a feeling it would go to the French, they have been winning everything else. I guess there's always another time. I know why I haven't been there before - I've never campaigned for it, so it doesn't surprise me. I might get another go at it." British star Gary Oldman doesn't feel bitter about losing the Best Actor Oscar to Frenchman Jean Dujardin.

25th February 2012

Quote: "The Oscars are always something that I've watched from my sofa. I'm thrilled that I'm in a year when Meryl Streep is nominated and Billy Crystal is hosting. I'm more chuffed about that - that Billy Crystal is doing it... It's been wonderful. People love you everywhere you go - they give you free stuff." Oscar-nominated actor Gary Oldman is looking forward to Sunday's (26Feb12) Academy Awards.

3rd February 2012

Quote: "I think people think they're gonna meet a version of Dracula or Lee Harvey Oswald." Gary Oldman admits he's often mistaken for the villainous characters he has played on the big screen.

25th January 2012

Quote: "I think I'm still in shock about it. It is very fitting that one gets a nomination for playing George Smiley in Berlin... It was the centre of the Cold War, and, in the Karla trilogy, in the final book, he (Smiley) gets his man in Berlin... The screenwriter couldn't put it together as well as this." Gary Oldman on learning he's a first-time Best Actor Oscar nominee while promoting Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in Germany.

9th December 2011

Fact: Gary Oldman has interviewed his Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe for a magazine piece that marks the young actor's Entertainment Weekly Entertainer of the Year honour.

8th December 2011

Quote: "I've been sober now (for) nearly 15 years but the world doesn't stop drinking because I do and there are people that drink responsibly." Sober star Gary Oldman on his role as spokesman for vodka brand Absolut.

8th December 2011

Quote: "You go into a booth and you scream your lungs out and you can only do it at five-minute bursts because you have to go an take a Tylenol (headache pill). I did one with Kiefer (Sutherland) and he came out and said, "I haven't shot at so much since I was married!'" Gary Oldman on recording his role as Reznov in the Call of Duty videogames.

5th December 2011

Quote: "Ten or 15 years ago, someone approached me to play Charles Manson. I just felt, out of respect to the family, I'm not interested." Gary Oldman was offered the chance to play serial killer Manson on the big screen.

23rd November 2011

Quote: "At my kids' school, they were more impressed that I did the voice for Viktor Reznov in the Call of Duty video games than that I played Sirius Black." Gary Oldman insists kids are more taken by his involvement in the Call of Duty franchise than his involvement in the Harry Potter films.

3rd October 2011

Quote: "Dan's developed into a terrific young actor. I mean, who'd have known that he would have had the chops to go the distance with 10 years of Harry Potter?" Gary Oldman gives credit to his young Harry Potter co-star Daniel Radcliffe's acting abilities.

16th September 2011

Quote: "I don't watch reality TV, but I do watch Project Runway because it's less about being bitchy about one another and more about creativity at the end of the day." Actor Gary Oldman reveals his guilty pleasure.

6th September 2011

Fact: Gary Oldman is planning to return to the director's chair to shoot a new movie starring his Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy co-star Colin Firth. The Dark Knight star, who directed 1997's gritty Nil By Mouth, isn't revealing much about the project, but has told the Daily Mail Online it will be a remake.

15th April 2011

Quote: "She is so funny! She'd whisper something and I'd lose it. I had to tell her not to look at me because we'd crack up. I said I'd look at her forehead and she should look at my ear. She's a riot." Gary Oldman on his Red Riding Hood co-star Amanda Seyfried.

18th March 2011

Quote: "The career is one thing and I've had a good career, but my biggest accomplishment is those kids. My big project has been the kids. And it's paid off, you know, when you look now. One's just going off to high school and his grades are great, and he's a really lovely, charming guy. It's good." Actor Gary Oldman insists his children are his biggest achievement.

10th March 2011

Quote: "I kid them when I say things like, 'Oh, shhhhh...' and they think I'm going to say s**t and I go, 'Oh, sugar', and they look at me all disappointed. And I go, 'Ha ha, f**k you!'" Actor Gary Oldman on how he tries to keep his dollars out of his kids' swear box.

9th March 2011

Quote: "There's 428 of them. There is an 'F' word every 3.34 minutes. In one of these polls that they did, it came second to a film that was a documentary actually about the 'F' word. I'm actually very proud of that because I was well ahead of Good Fellas and Casino." Gary Oldman on his expletive-filled 1997 drama Nil By Mouth.

15th July 2008

Quote: "I watched the TV show when I was a kid. I had a Batman utility belt. My mother had a white 60s belt and I stuck cigarette packets to it and painted it yellow." Gary Oldman, who plays Lieutenant James Gordon in the new BATMAN film, THE DARK KNIGHT, has quite a history with the Caped Crusader.

14th July 2008

Quote: "I wouldn't want to be the actor who follows that. My guess is that they won't." Gary Oldman is convinced no one will portray Batman villain THE JOKER after late co-star Heath Ledger's acclaimed performance.

9th July 2008

Quote: "It's not something I would do. Once you do it, you're sort of at an end of a line." British actor Gary Oldman rules out appearing as a villain in the James Bond franchise.

1st July 2008

Quote: "He's out-villained Hannibal Lecter. I think he's better than TONY (Anthony Hopkins) in Silence Of The Lambs." Gary Oldman has high praise for his late THE DARK KNIGHT co-star Heath Ledger.

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