Birthday:March 21, 1958
Gary Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, and musician from London. In his youth Oldman used to play the piano and sing; however, it was after seeing the 1971 film The Raging Moon that he was inspired to pursue acting. He went to college, appeared in a number of plays, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Acting. Oldman made his screen debut in the 1982 film Remembrance and later broke through with his roles in JFK and Bram Stokers’ Dracula. A string of major films in the 90s in which he played the antagonist, which included True Romance and The Fifth Element, brought him to international fame. He also gained widespread acclaim for his turn as Commissioner Gordon in The Dark Knight Trilogy. He earned his first Oscar nomination for the role of George Smiley in the 2011 film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.