Favorite Gary Oldman film

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  1. Jason Co

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    I really enjoy almost any movie Gary Oldman is in. So far my favorite is the character he played in the Professional. Not many other actors have made me actually believe they are as psychotic as he did with that character. Anyone have any other suggestions of films in which Gary Oldman shines?

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    "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and "Hannibal."
     
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    JFK

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    I may have to revisit this one. I have seen it once but I don't recall being too impressed by it. I do remember reading a thread where someone mentioned that Dracula's hairdo made it look like he had a butt on his head.
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    While Lena Olin's flashy performance gets the attention, I really like "Romeo is Bleeding".
     
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    Leon, The Professional.
     
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    TRUE ROMANCE (THE PIMP WHO THOUGHT HE WAS BLACK) DREXEL
     
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    Drexel was sweet....he didn't last much longer than Sam Jackson did though.
     
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    I think Drexel did real good for the fact there was alot of good characters with small parts in the whole movie. (dennis hopper, chris walker, brad pitt and so on)
     
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    Check out "State of Grace" (1990), a really good mob flick. Ed Harris and Sean Penn round up the cast as well.

    Gary Oldman is intense and charismatic in his role as he immerses in as a drinking Irishman role.
     
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    Sid & Nancy
     
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    JFK and The Professional
     
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    5th Element (looked & sounded like a 23rd century dodgy used car salesman) [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    He rocked in Fifth Element.

    "Look at my fingers, four stones, four crates. Zero stones? Zero crates!"
     
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    Gary Oldman did an extremely convincing job as Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK. Very utterly perfect.
     
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    I thought he was fantastic as Beethoven in Immortal Beloved.
     
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    Chuck and Kevin have tagged my two favorites: Dracula and Beethoven.

    The weird "butt on his head" hairstyle at the beginning in Dracula was not his idea, so I will forgive him for that. [​IMG]

    He gave Dracula gravity, dignity and pathos absent in most other vampire films. In fact, IMHO, he comes second ONLY to Bela Lugosi as Dracula, and that is high praise indeed! [​IMG]

    Shortly after Dracula came out, it was announced that he was going to play Beethoven in Immortal Beloved. Was he actually saying this "tongue in cheek?" He said he was glad that he was finally going to make a movie where he didn't have to do something stupid with his hair, and his agent told him to read the script again.

    Then again, it is hard to choose, since I have never seen "Gary Oldman" up on screen, I have seen only the characters he plays.

    What is the secret the Brits have for producing so many great actors? Gary Oldman, Sean Bean, Anthony Hopkins... too many greats to list here!
     
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    another vote for drexel....[​IMG]
     
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    My theory...their love of theatre and stage acting. Most of the "greats" come from a theatre background where performing in front of a live discriminating audience night after night really forces one to be convincing.
     
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    Leon EEEEVVVVRRYYYYYYONNNEEEEE!!!!
     

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