Monday, February 20, 2012

Gary Oldman featured for Oscar Week!

Gary Oldman received a much deserved Best Actor Oscar nomination (his first) for his role as George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Oldman’s amazing career still astounds me. He has portrayed several famous/historical people (Lee Harvey Oswald, Albert Milo, Sid Vicious, and Ludwig van Beethoven) and figures/characters including Lt. Jim Gordon, Rosencrantz, Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale, Dr. Zachary Smith, Sirius Black, Bob Cratchit, Marley, Tiny Tim, and the mythical count Dracula, which he won an MTV award for best kiss with Winona Ryder. Here are more facts you might not know about one of my favorite actors.
  •  Frequently collaborated with French filmmaker Luc Besson (Fifth Element, Nil by Mouth, The Professional (a.k.a. Leon)
  •  His first name is Leonard
  •  Directed and wrote the 1997 film Nil by Mouth, which was loosely based upon his own life growing up in London, England
  •  Performed a vocal duet with David Bowie for the song "You've Been Around" on Reeves Gabrels’ 1995 album "The Sacred Squall of Now"
  •  Won a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cast (Dark Knight)
  •  Oldman lives in Los Angeles, California
  •  Has already won a best ensemble award for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy from the Central Ohio Film Critics Association


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