Gary L Oldman is a known actor and film director. He is among top-class versatile actors who are known for putting too much intensity into his performance. He was awarded at several top awards platforms including the Golden Globe Award, Academy Award, and B A Film Awards to name a few. His movies have gained huge at the box office gaining 11 billion USD all across the world. This has made him count among the highest-earning actors in the industry to date.
Besides being active in filmmaking and acting, he has also played the role of an executive producer for several movies in his career. He also has written a few films and given scripts and stories for a few making him a multipurpose in the film industry. Besides, he has given voices to many characters in a few films including video games, and appearing in different albums and music videos with top actors. He is a man with different hats on his head and in every part, he has moved things around him.
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Gary was born on 21st March 1958 in New Cross, London. His father has worked in different fields like a sailor, Kathleen, and welder. According to him, his father left him when he was barely seven years of age. It was his elder sister Maureen (also an actor) who helped her grow. She even worked for her brother’s debut film Nil By Mouth in the late nineties. He did his schooling from Deptford-based school known as West Greenwich School while he also worked in a sports store at the age of 16.
In his earlier days, he used to play piano and later gave up his interest to continue his school and later got a job for his sustenance. In his school days, he used to support his local club Millwall in football and later Manchester United as he was a fan of George Best. Later he got a scholarship in his college that led him to complete his graduation in acting from Rose Bruford College. He describes his early days as a shy and hard worker doing different roles in life.
After his drama school, with great struggle, he got the chance to act in Thark with Annette Kere and this gave him different plays and he soon turned popular with the theatre audience not only in his place but throughout Europe as he kept traveling for different plays with his theatre group. His debut in acting came with the film Remembrance by Colin Gregg. Some of his early movies include
Meantime, Sid and Nancy and Prick Up Your Ears to name a few. While his recent movies as an actor include Tau, Hunter Killer, Killers Anonymous, Marym, The Laundromat, The Courier, Mank, and Crisis to name a few.
As a filmmaker, his debut film includes Nil by Mouth, for he also gave the story. It bagged a few awards as well. His other films include Chang &Eng, Donut, N93, Juliet Landau, and Kiss Me Like the Woman You Loved. As a voice artist, he gave his voice to video games like The Legend of Spyro, and Call of Duty games. He is also involved in TV and has acted in several TV shows and series.
His life has been a roller coaster ride with failed marriages. He got married five times. The first was Lesley Manville in 1987, then married American actress Uma Thurman in 1992 followed by Isabella Rossellini and Gisele Schmidt. He has several kids.
As per an estimate, the actor, filmmaker, and writer are worth $40 Million.