At age 59, he's still a heart throb
Gary Oldman is a British actor, musician, and film-maker. Now at age 59, Oldman was born on March 21, 1958. He has been active in the film industry since 1979 and has portrayed many iconic roles in hit movies such as "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", "The Dark Knight", "Batman Begins", "Robocop", "Space Between Us" and "The Hitman’s Bodyguard."
Gary Oldman's basic stats
Gary Oldman is a 5-feet 9-inches tall. The actor was born to Kathleen and Leonard Oldman in New Cross, London, England. According to estimates, he weighs 72 kilograms. He was married to Lesley Manville (1987), Uma Thurman (1990), Alexandra Edenborough (2008) and finally Gisele Schmidt (2017) with whom he has three children.
Acting and professional career
Gary Oldman began his career in theater in 1979 and was recognized for his inputs and excellence in the theater drama “The Pope’s Wedding” in 1985. He received the Fringe Award for Best Newcomer. Oldman is a versatile actor-turned-filmmaker who showcased acting chops in 1986 with the movie "Sid and Nancy." After doing a gig in "Prick Up Your Ears" (1987), Oldman enacted Lee Harvey Oswald in the movie "JFK" (1991), which built his path for the big screen in the Hollywood film industry. "JFK" was based on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and starred Kevin Costner, Kavin Bacon, and Laurie Metcalf along with Oldman. In the early 1990s, he starred in several movies, including "The Scarlet Letter" (1995), "Bram Stroker’s Dracula" (1992), and "Air Force One" (1997). In 2004, Oldman was casted as Sirius Black in the "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban." He would reprise this role in the subsequent films "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." For DC fans, Oldman is remembered as sergeant-turned-commissioner James Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. He has made appearances in films such as 2014's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." Most recently, Oldman has starred in "The Hitman's Bodyguard," and he will portray Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour," which is set to release Nov. 22, 2017.
Gary Oldman enacted the character of James Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy. The movie titled Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), which made a box office collection of $205.34 million, $533.34 million, and $448.14 million respectively.
Along with acting in major films, he has made appearances in several TV shows. In 1984, he played the role of Ben in "Dramarama" in the Episode ‘On Your Tod.’ His TV credits also include "Morgan's Boy" (1984), "The Firm" (1989), "Fallen Angels" (1993), "Friends" (2001) and "Greg the Bunny" (2002).
Gary Oldman's net worth
Gary Oldman's net worth is estimated at around $40 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. His film credits, including The Batman trilogy, Harry Potter and Dawn of The Planet of the Apes, made him some extraordinary bucks. He purchased his Studio City, California, home, which cost $1,645,500. In 2011, he purchased a home in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles, California, which bore a price of $2,869,000.
Facts You Need To Know About Gary Oldman
Gary Oldman received B.A. in theater arts from Rose Bruford Drama College in Britain and attended on scholarship. While he's well-known for his fan-favorite characters, Oldman actually starred as a villain in many films, including the titular character in "Bram Stoker's Dracula," throughout the 1990s. At the Cannes Film Festival, Kathy Burke the best actress award for her character in the movie “Nil by Mouth,” which was written and directed by Oldman. "Nil by Mouth," which won two BAFTAs, was based on Oldman's life while growing up in London, England. Gary Oldman has received the nickname of “Gaz”, however, the origin is still under wraps. In 1997, Luc Besson who directed “The Fifth Element,” asked Oldman to play the film's villain, Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, which Oldman accepted to repay the director for producing "Nil by Mouth."
Gary Oldman will be seen in the movie Darkest Hour which will release on January 12, 2018. The story is based on Prime Minister Winston Churchill who has to negotiate deals with Adolf Hitler in the World War II era. Kristin Scott James and Lily James will be seen in this movie.
Gary Oldman and Awards
Impressed with his exhilarating performance in “Prick Up Your Ears” as Joe Orlan, he was nominated for the Best Actor at BAFTA. In 1992, the Saturn Awards presented Oldman with the Best Actor Award for his role as Dracula in "Bram Stoker's Dracula." He appeared in two episodes of "Friends" for which he was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series at the Emmy Awards. The movie “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” resulted in his first and only nomination at the Academy Awards.
Oldman married his first wife, actress Lesley Manville, in 1987 and divorced in 1989. In 1990, Oldman married actress Uma Thurman; this marriage would last two years. In 1997, Oldman married Donya Fiorentino, with whom he has two children. They separated in 2001. Oldman then married singer and actress Alexandra Edenborough in 2008 and filed for divorce in January 2015. In September 2017, at age 59, he married art curator Gisele Schmidt. The news of a secret wedding caused a lot of buzz on the Internet.