Gary Oldman celebrates his 62nd birthday on March 21, 2020. The Oscar-winning actor has starred in several popular titles over the last three decades, but how many of his movies remain classics? In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.
Despite his long and very successful film career, Oldman wasn’t recognized with an Oscar nomination until his 2011 Best Actor nomination for “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.” He finally won that prize in 2017 for his transformative performance as Winston Churchill in the film “Darkest Hour.” The role also brought him victories at the Golden Globes, BAFTA, SAG and Critics Choice Awards.
Aside from that, Oldman hasn’t been recognized very often by awards groups. He received one Emmy nomination (for a guest appearance on “Friends” of all things). Back in his native country of England, the BAFTAs have nominated him twice before this year as an actor (for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “Prick up Your Ears”) and awarded him two trophies for a film he directed called “Nil by Mouth” (he won for the screenplay he wrote and a Best British Film award for producing he movie).
Let’s take a tour in the photo gallery above of the 15 best films, ranked from worst to best, in Oldman’s career. Our choices include “Sid and Nancy,” “JFK,” “The Contender,” “Dracula,” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.”