Date of birth: March 21, 1958 (Age: 58 years)
Height: 5′ 8″ (174 cm)
Weight: 159 pounds (72 kg)
Gary Oldman body measurements:
Waist: 32″ (81 cm)
Chest: 40″ (102 cm)
Biceps: 12″ (30 cm)
Shoe size: unknown
Hair color: Light brown
Eye color: Blue
Gary Oldman doesn’t have Oscars, and he even received a BAFTA award not for his play, but for direction, but anyone would argue with the fact that this is a great artist. Starting from Sid Vicious to Ludwig Van and from Lee Harvey Oswald to Sirius Black every his role was impressive.
Gary Oldman is one of the actors of our time who has the biggest amount of roles where he is almost unrecognizable. But most significant transformation from him demanded a role in film Sid and Nancy (1986).
Oldman played Sid Vicious, heroine addicted bassist of Sex Pistols band. Sid Vicious was almost a skeleton, so Oldman had to lose 15 kilos for the best embodiment of the rocker on the screen. Oldman coped with this task and was remarkably similar to the depleted Sid Vicious.
Gary Oldman has lost 35 pounds while playing Sid, ignoring the doctors’ warnings about possible heart failure. He went to dinner with real mother of Sid, and also lived for a time in the hotel where Nancy died.
Oldman diet consisted of fish and melon, and yet few products and so it was hard for an actor. It became so thin that he had to be hospitalized briefly. But it was worth it – it was one of the first actor’s roles and later it helped his promotion as one of the most respected actors of our time.
Dracula by Oldman turned out as never intimidating, mysterious and not monotonous. In the film we see two images of the vampire – a decrepit old man and pretty brunette with long hair. One has only to recall the smile and sparkling eyes of Gary as goose bumps start running over the skin. That is to say, make-up artists have tried their best, but Oldman did not disappoint the audience as well.
All in all, the villains are definitely his calling card.
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