15 Amazing Roles That Prove Gary Oldman Is A Chameleon
1. Sid Vicious in “Sid and Nancy” (1986)
Oldman played the role of Sid Vicious, who was an English bassist and vocalist, most famous as a member of the influential punk band the Sex Pistols.
2. Lee Harvey Oswald in “JFK” (1991)
Starring as Lee Harvey Oswald, the American former Marine and Marxist who assassinated United States President John F.Kennedy.
3. Count Dracula in “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)
Oldman played the character of Count Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The movie won that year’s Oscar for Best Costume and Best Makeup.
4. Drexl Spivey in “True Romance” (1993)
In this film, Oladman played the role of a drug dealer called Drexl.
5. Norman Stansfield in “Léon: The Professional” (1994)
Norman Stansfield could one of the most iconic roles in Oldman’s career life. This character has been named as one of cinema’s greatest villains.
6. Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg in “The Fifth Element” (1997)
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg is the central antagonist of the Fifth Element. Oldman played this eccentric bad guy with an even more peculiar hairdo.
7. Egor Korshunov in “Air Force One” (1997)
In the same year, Oldman played the role of a Soviet terrorist, who takes the president of the United States hostage.
8. Rep. Sheldon Runyon in “The Contender” (2000)
Starring as a middle-aged American politician, oldman shaved his hair from the front of his head and imbued his part with a faultless American accent.
9. Buford Hill in “Nobody’s Baby” (2001)
He played a cowboy with bushy moustache and hat add to the look.
10. Mason Verger in “Hannibal” (2001)
Mason Verger is a surviving victim of Hannibal Lecter. This character’s face is half-eaten.
11. Sirius Black in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004)
One of the most iconic roles in his career, Oldman played the godfather to Harry Potter.
12. Commissioner Jim Gordon in “The Dark Knight” trilogy (2005, 2008, 2012)
Oldman played the good cop of Gotham as he collectively aided Batman in taking down criminal syndicates and maniacal super-villians.
13. Elvis Presley in “Guns, Girls and Gambling” (2011)
This neo-noir movie features the veteran British actor impersonating American icon Elvis Presley.
14. George Smiley in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (2011)
Oldman played the role of a super-spy from John Le Carre’s.
15. Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” (2017)
Starring as the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the film “Darkest Hour”.