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Best Roles Gary Oldman Has Ever Played

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Gary Oldman is an amazing actor, and I truly believe that he can play anyone. He is a versatile chameleon super force of acting. Here is a list of his absolute best roles, although one could argue that every role he plays is his best.

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Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved Report Abuse
In this film Oldman captures the tortured genius of the musical maestro Beethoven. In order to be able to look and feel ike Beethoven did when he played, Oldman actually chained himself to a piano for several hours a day to practice, although in the end the music was played by Murray Perahia.
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Jackie Flannery in State of Grace Report Abuse
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Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula Report Abuse
Oldman brings a new creep-factor into this classic vampire story. He shines in this role, making it his own. While many people favor the more classic suave ladies-man Dracula, you can't deny that this is a stunning performance by Oldman.
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Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy Report Abuse
Oldman had to lose a ton of weight in order to transform himself into grungy punk icon Sid Vicious. Incredible.
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Stansfield in Leon: the Professional Report Abuse
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Drexl Spivey in True Romance Report Abuse
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Shelly Runyon in The Contender Report Abuse
In this political drama, Oldman plays Republican Congressman Shelly Runyon who digs up dirt on a senator who has just been picked by the President to be the new Vice President. Oldman's metamorphosis into the Congressman is astounding.
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George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Report Abuse
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Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Report Abuse
In this film Oldman plays one of the more minor characters from Shakespeare's Hamlet who stumbles around aimlessly, unaware that his life is scripted.
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Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK Report Abuse
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Jim Gordon in The Dark Knight Report Abuse
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Romeo is Bleeding Report Abuse
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Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears Report Abuse
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Emmett Foley in Chattahoochee Report Abuse
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Though I don't think that Chattahoochee is a particularly great film, Gary's performance in it was MIND BLASTING! The pain and suffering that he emits alongside is strength and advocacy was just unbelievably believable. At times he made me feel like my heart was in knots just with a slight facial twitch or grunt.
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Ivan Korshunov - Air Force One Report Abuse
While the film itself is little more than Die Hard on an airplane.. Gary Oldman's performance as a cold blooded soviet extremist was horrifying and the realism of it may be the sole purpose for the movie's R rating.
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Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg in The Fifth Element Report Abuse
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Sirius Black in The Harry Potter film series Report Abuse
If there's one thing that Gary Oldman plays well, it's crazy people. His portrayal of Sirius Black, convicted murderer and Azkaban escapee, is no different. He walks a fine line of showing someone who has obviously become a bit unhinged from prison life, but without letting the character go too far over the edge. Brilliant. It's too bad Sirius Black was so short-lived.
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Mason Verger in Hannibal Report Abuse
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