• Gary  Oldman

    Gary Oldman

    Born on March 21st, 1958

    From New Cross, London, England

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Poster

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

In 1970s England the head of MI6, Control (John Hurt), dispatches an agent (Mark Strong) to meet with a Hungarian general who knows the identity of a Soviet spy in the organization's ranks. However, the mission goes wrong, and the general dies before he can reveal the information. Undersecretary Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney) calls veteran agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) back from forced retirement to ferret out the mole and stop the flow of vital British secrets to the Russians.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated
Leading Actor
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role
The Contender Poster

The Contender

When the sitting Vice President dies, Senator Laine Hanson is chosen by the President to be the first woman to hold the office. The selection meets with opposition from members of both parties, in particular a powerful political adversary who will seemingly stop at nothing to discredit her. Her confirmation hearings set off a firestorm of controversy as shocking secrets from Hanson's past are revealed, threatening her personal life as well as her political future.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
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Prick Up Your Ears

The life and tragic death of British playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman) is chronicled in this biographical film. When the young, attractive Orton meets the older, more introverted Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina) at drama school, he befriends the kindred spirit and they start an affair. As Orton becomes more comfortable with his sexuality and starts to find success with his writing, Halliwell becomes increasingly alienated and jealous, ultimately tapping into a dangerous rage.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1987)
Nominated
Actor in a Leading Role