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 Posted:   Oct 23, 2010 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Mine:

1) State of Grace



2) Leon (The Professional)



3) Bram Stoker's Dracula



4) The Contender



5) Air Force One



HONORABLE MENTION:

Lost in Space



Friends (watch a drunk Gary Oldman try to cut a steak with a plastic sword big grin)



I also loved his performances in True Romance, the Batman films, Basquiat and Immortal Beloved.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 26, 2010 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

He's actually my fourth favourite actor of all time!

1. DRACULA
2. IMMORTAL BELOVED
3. TRUE ROMANCE
4. THE FIFTH ELEMENT
5. THE DARK KNIGHT

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I don't know, but Tinker Tailor Solder Spy and Léon are on the list.

To round it out, let's say . . . Immortal Beloved, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and . . . well, I don't really like The Fifth Element but I do like Oldman in it, so that, maybe. Or Bram Stoker's Dracula.

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

well, I don't really like The Fifth Element but I do like Oldman in it, so that, maybe.

I was just going to say "are we talking about his roles we like or his films we like?"

I always like Gary Oldman, he always brings something new but sometimes he's in a stinker like The Fifth Element (which isn't a bad movie per se but nothing great either).

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

1 Meantime (thats him, bottom left of the picture, skinhead)
2 The Firm (not the Cruise one)
3 State of Grace
4 Leon (bring me everyone!)
5 Fifth element (overracted, put too much into it, but still stole the show nevertheless!)

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

4 Leon (bring everyone!)

 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

I will literally see a movie just because Gary Oldman is in it. He has a subtle intensity... as displayed in many roles, not the least of which was the unscrupulous congressman in The Contender. His line about how you destroy a political career is classic.

Was glad to see him in the Potter series as Sirius Black. Haven't seen Tinker/Tailer yet, but definitely on my 'must see' list.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2012 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Lehah, I thank you. (Post corrected with the additional "me").

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 5:29 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'm pleased that Gary Oldman won the Best Actor Oscar. He's produced decades of superb work.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

I haven't seen "Darkest Hour" yet (I plan to), but of the ones I've seen so far...

1) JFK
2) The Dark Knight
3) Batman Begins
4) Air Force One
5) Bram Stoker's Dracula

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I haven't seen "Darkest Hour" yet (I plan to), but of the ones I've seen so far...

1) JFK
2) The Dark Knight
3) Batman Begins
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We both share top three!

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2018 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

To be honest, Gary Oldman has been a true mixed bag for me. He's been in some great films with a great performance, he's given some subtle and solid performances, and he's chewed many a scenery and overacted to the point of distraction. But here are the 5 I really liked him in:

1. Prick Up Your Ears
2. Immortal Beloved
3. The Dark Knight
4. The Darkest Hour
5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2018 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

To be honest, Gary Oldman has been a true mixed bag for me. He's been in some great films with a great performance, he's given some subtle and solid performances, and he's chewed many a scenery and overacted to the point of distraction. But here are the 5 I really liked him in:

1. Prick Up Your Ears
2. Immortal Beloved
3. The Dark Knight
4. The Darkest Hour
5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


I agree on some of his films, Leon, for all the love people give it I don't rate it, the bit-part Oldman did star it was ruined, screaming, over cooked, & True Romance the screen time playing a rastafari made Oldman look an idiot, why didn't the director just hire a legit rasta, so weird, never liked that film much.

Sid & Nancy
Meantime
Murder in the First
Dracula
JFK

Oldman did direct a self portrait of his self played by Ray Winstone, its a dark film with violence drugs, booze, paranoia, "Nil By Mouth" watch it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2018 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   David Sones (Allardyce)   (Member)

Deputy Riley’s list matches mine other than number 5, which I would replace with True Romance.

He was awfully good in Paranoia. His scenes with Harrison Ford were the highlight!

 
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