Gary Oldman one of the best actors of our time?

Posted: February 7, 2012 in Celebrities
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Gary Oldman one of the best actors of our time?

Recently the Oscar nominations list came out and Gary Oldman was nominated for best actor, this, came as no surprise, the surprise was that it was his first nomination.  He has been nominated for his role as George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Gary Oldman is one of those actors whose name may not bring an immediate recognition but is someone whose work you absolutely know.  Here’s a picture of him in one of his most iconic roles in Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula.  Most recently he has been playing Commissioner Gordon in the latest Batman series, The Dark Knight.

 

Oldman has always fascinated me, it seemed during the 1990’s that he was the bad guy in every film worth seeing.  He was iconic as Dracula, Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, Mason Verger in Hannibal, and one of the most over the top wild-ass bad guys in The 5th Element.  I have great admiration for his acting talent and much like the great Michael Caine, as much of a star as he is; he still seems to have retained an aura of being an ordinary guy.  He’s one of those people I would love to have a beer with sometime.

This past weekend Oldman was a guest for one of the games, not my job, on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and as always they do a quick minute or two with the star and it’s usually fairly interesting, but the back and forth with Goldman was unbelievable funny, give it a listen and if by some miracle he reads this, good luck Mr. Oldman, I hope you bring home the Oscar.  Below is a link to where you can find the clip, it’s definitely worth the time, enjoy.

http://www.npr.org/2012/02/04/146320715/actor-gary-oldman-plays-not-my-job

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