Gary Oldman Movies

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Gary Oldman in 1997’s The Fifth Element

Want to know the best Gary Oldman movies?  How about the worst Gary Oldman movies?  Curious about Gary Oldman box office grosses or which Gary Oldman movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Gary Oldman movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Gary Oldman (1958-) is an English Oscar® nominated actor.  Oldman first gained notoriety for playing punk rocker Sid Vicious in 1986’s Sid and Nancy.  Over the last 30 years Oldman has been one of the most productive and successful actors working in Hollywood.  His IMDb page shows over 87 credits from 1982-2017. This page ranks 42 Gary Oldman movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, video games, documentaries and movies not released in North America theaters were not included in the rankings.

Drivel part of the page:  Recently Cogerson Son #2 was over the house for a visit.  We were surprisingly talking about UMR.com (that was sarcasm)….when he noticed that we did not have a UMR page on Gary Oldman.  He said…”Hey Pops….I think you should do something about that.”.  So….since he suggested it and that Cogerson Daughter #1 really likes Gary Oldman (The 5th Element is one of her all-time favorites)…..we finally have taken the time and have written a page on Mr. Oldman.

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Gary Oldman Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Gary Oldman movies by co-stars of his movies.
  • Sort Gary Oldman movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Gary Oldman movies by yearly domestic box office rank
  • Sort Gary Oldman movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations each Gary Oldman movie received and how many Oscar® wins each Gary Oldman movie won.
  • Sort Gary Oldman movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • Use the search and sort button to make this page very interactive.

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Gary Oldman Table

  1. Fifteen Gary Oldman films crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 35.71% of his movies listed. The Dark Knight (2008) is his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Gary Oldman movie grosses  $104.70 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 27 Gary Oldman films are rated as good movies…or 65.85% of his movies.  The Dark Knight (2008) is his highest rated movie while Paranoia (2013) is his lowest rated movie.
  4. Thirteen Gary Oldman films received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 30.95% of his movies.
  5. Three Gary Oldman films won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 7.14% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00.  17 Gary Oldman films scored higher that average….or 40.47% of his movies.  The Dark Knight (2008) got the the highest UMR Score while Paranoia (2013) got the lowest UMR Score.
Gary Oldman in 1993's True Romance...a small role...but one of my favorites

Gary Oldman in 1993’s True Romance…a small role…but one of my favorites

Possibly Interesting Facts About Gary Oldman

1. Gary Leonard Oldman was born in New Cross, London in 958.

2. Gary Oldman studied acting at Citizens Theater in Glasgow.  From there he appeared in some very successful plays in London’s West End (see of these performances Steve?).  Next for Oldman was movies…and the rest is history.

3. Gary Oldman and 1986’s Sid and Nancy. Oldman lived on a diet of steamed fish and melon to lose enough weight to play the emaciated, heroin-addicted Sid, and was hospitalized when he went too far and became malnourished.

4. Gary Oldman is an acting hero in the minds of: Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Shia LaBeouf, ,and Tom Hardy.

5. Gary Oldman has received one Oscar® nomination in his career.  He was nominated for Best Actor in 2011’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

6. Gary Oldman has been married 4 times….he has three children.

7. Gary Oldman has used a different speaking voice (i.e. accent) in practically every movie he’s ever been in.

8. Gary Oldman and The Fifth Element Trivia Part 1:  The hero Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) and the villain Jean Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (Oldman) never meet, nor do they communicate in any way. They are, in fact, unaware of each other’s degree of involvement.  (This has always amazed me!).

9. Gary Oldman and The Fifth Element Trivia Part 2: In most shots of Oldman’s Zorg, there is a circle around his head. In fact, a circle in the middle of the frame is a near-constant motif in this film. Bruce Willis, on the other hand, is more often framed by a rectangle or doorway behind him.  (Pay attention to that the next time you watch the movie).

10. Check out Gary Oldman’s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

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  1. On the current Oracle of Bacon Top 1000 Center of the Hollywood list Gary is ranked all the way up at # 41. In 2000 the first year of the list Gary was #761. He has been in a lot of pictures with ensemble casts even making 3 with Kevin Bacon whom the site is named after. Kevin as far as I know has never been above 370. He was 913 back then and something tells me there be even an earlier version in time because I remember he was not on the list at the time. These are all the current members of the top 1000 who have worked with Gary.

    A Christmas Carol (2009) – 121 Bob Hoskins, 227 Cary Elwes, 545 Robin Wright, 585 Jim Carrey, 709 Colin Firth
    Air Force One (1997) – 54 Harrison Ford, 84 Philip Baker Hall, 94 Xander Berkeley, 177 William H. Macy, 198 Dean Stockwell, 248 Glenn Morshower, 264 Glenn Close, 277 Jurgen Prochnow, 292 Spencer Garrett, 332 Elya Baskin, 407 Robert Peters, 561 Paul Guilfoyle (ii), 755 Ilia Volok, 782 Don McManus, 935 Bill Smitrovich, 970 Tom Everett
    Basquiat (1996) – 7 Willem Dafoe, 27 Dennis Hopper, 28 Christopher Walken, 235 Benecio Del Toro, 375 Michael Wincott, 457 Parker Posey, 498 Sam Rockwell, 516 Jeffrey Wright, 595 Vincent Laresca, 888 Michael Badalucco
    Batman Begins (2005) – 10 Michael Caine, 12 Morgan Freeman, 16 Liam Neeson, 51 Rutger Hauer, 104 Christian Bale, 106 Mark Boone Jr., 110 Tom Wilkinson, 159 Rade Serbedzija, 303 Lasco Atkins, 567 Shane Rimmer, 955 Richard Brake, 980 Cillian Murphy
    Beat the Devil (2002) – 3 Danny Trejo, 845 Clive Owen
    Chattahoochee (1989) – 27 Dennis Hopper, 115 M. Emmet Walsh, 196 Richard Portnow, 225 Ned Beatty, 520 Frances McDormand, 889 Matt Craven
    Child 44 (2015) – 426 Charles Dance, 675 Vincent Cassel, 881 Tom Hardy
    Criminal (2016) – 133 Tommy Lee Jones, 206 Kevin Costner, 695 Lee Nicholas Harris, 880 Paul Blackwell, 893 Ryan Reynolds
    Criminal Law (1988) – 435 Kevin Bacon, 900 Joe Don Baker
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) – 138 Diezel Ramos, 169 Sergio Kato, 221 Cynthia LeBlanc, 327 Helene Cardona, 399 Luke Burnyeat, 480 Judy Greer, 915 J.D. Evermore
    Dead Fish (2004) – 81 Billy Zane, 126 Terence Stamp
    Dracula (1992) – 32 Anthony Hopkins, 227 Cary Elwes, 314 Keanu Reeves, 440 Winona Ryder, 693 Richard E. Grant
    Hannibal (2001) – 32 Anthony Hopkins, 68 Ray Liotta, 135 Mark Margolis, 175 Julianne Moore, 404 Giancarlo Giannini, 465 Frankie Faison, 531 Zeijko Ivanek, 767 Robert Rietty, 782 Don McManus
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) – 202 Jason Isaacs, 303 Lasco Atkins, 372 Ralph Fiennes,388 Michael Gambon, 473 Miranda Richardson, 512 Brendan Gleeson, 588 Timothy Spall, 664 Alan Rickman, 784 Robbie Coltrane
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) – 202 Jason Isaacs, 372 Ralph Fiennes, 388 Michael Gambon, 512 Brendan Gleeson, 551 Emma Thompson, 588 Timothy Spall, 642 David Thewlis, 664 Alan Rickman, 707 Helena Bonham Carter, 784 Robbie Coltrane
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2008) – 388 Michael Gambon, 551 Emma Thompson, 588 Timothy Spall, 642 David Thewlis, 664 Alan Rickman, 784 Robbie Coltrane, 909 Julie Christie
    Henry & June (1990) – 283 Uma Thurman, 297 Fred Ward, 346 Kevin Spacey, 693 Richard E. Grant, 771 Feodor Atkine
    Immortal Beloved (1994) – 346 Miriam Margolyes, 349 Isabella Rossellini, 802 Valeria Golino
    Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002) – 282 Christopher Lloyd, 357 Kurt Russell, 418 Chris Cooper, 660 Ann-Margret, 698 James Marsden
    JFK (1991) – 9 Donald Sutherland, 11 Martin Sheen, 37 Sally Kirkland, 133 Tommy Lee Jones, 137 Vincent D’Onofrio, 206 Kevin Costner, 273 Bob Gunton, 328 Tony Plana, 336 Michael Rooker, 429 Dale Dye, 435 Kevin Bacon, 482 Edward Asner, 521 Pruitt Taylor Vance, 522 Jay O. Sanders, 555 Tomas Milian, 577 Gary Grubbs, 578 Frank Whaley, 872 Joe Pesci
    Leon: The Professional (1994) – 280 Natalie Portman, 298 Jean Reno, 327 Hele Cardona, 417 Danny Aiello, 839 Robert Lasardo, 888 Michael Badalucco
    Lost in Space (1998) – 74 William Hurt, 263 Heather Graham, 363 Jared Harris, 650 Mimi Rogers
    Murder in the First (1995) – 80 Brad Dourif, 153 Stephen Tobolowsky, 158 Christian Slater, 177 William H. Macy, 268 Cabran E. Chamberlain, 376 R. Lee Ermey, 435 Kevin Bacon, 983 James Keane
    Nobody’s Baby (2001) – 182 Matthew Modine, 421 Mary Steenburgen, 647 Caroline Aaron
    Planet 51 (2009) – 201 John Cleese, 810 Justin Long, 852 Dwayne Johnson
    Prick Up Your Ears (1987) – 34 Alfred Molina, 125 Vanessa Redgrave, 339 Wallace Shawn
    Quest for Camelot (1998) – 33 Frank Welker, 118 Gabriel Byrne, 226 Pierce Brosnan, 227 Cary Elwes, 592 John Gielgud, 712 Jane Seymour
    Remembrance (1982) – 588 Timothy Spall
    Romeo is Bleeding (1993) – 47 Ron Perlman, 153 Stephen Tobolowsky, 163 James Cromwell, 375 Michael Wincott, 479 Will Patton, 549 Juliette Lewis, 579 David Proval, 651 Roy Scheider, 911 Tony Sirocco, 964 Lena Olin
    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) – 128 Tim Roth, 447 Richard Dreyfuss
    Sid and Nancy (1986) – 94 Xander Berkeley, 690 Miguel Sandoval
    Sin (2003) – 56 Brian Cox, 164 Ving Rhames, 209 James Lew
    State of Grace (1990) – 31 John Turtorro, 63 Ed Harris, 82 James Russo, 218 John C. Reilly, 228 Sean Penn, 545 Robin Wright, 944 Marco St. John
    The Book of Eli (2010) – 8 Malcolm McDowell, 361 Denzel Washington, 388 Michael Gambon, 929 Jennifer Beals
    The Contender (2000) – 84 Philip Baker Hall, 158 Christian Slater, 305 Jeff Bridges, 360 Robert Harvey, 580 Saul Rubinek, 753 Sam Elliott, 860 Rick Kain, 978 Joan Allen
    The Dark Knight (2008) – 1 Eric Roberts, 10 Michael Caine, 12 Morgan Freeman, 61 Tiny Lister Jr., 104 Christian Bale, 250 William Fichtner, 399 Luke Burnyeat, 529 Chris Wilson, 599 Nicky Katt, 696 Maggie Gyllenhaal, 821 Aaron Eckhart, 866 Michael Jai White, 980 Cillan Murphy
    The Dark Knight Rises (2012) – 10 Michael Caine, 12 Morgan Freeman, 16 Liam Neeson, 59 Michael Pappajohn, 70 Mark Falvo, 104 Christian Bale, 138 Diezel Ramos, 151 Gary Sievers, 176 Tomas Arana, 192 Noel Gugliemi, 278 Simon Rhee, 412 Joseph Gordon Levitt, 459 Brent Briscoe, 461 Marion Cortillard, 481 Thomas Lennon, 625 John W. Iwanonkiw, 654 John Farrer, 691 Joseph Basile, 732 Hrvoje Klecz, 814 Robert Wisdom, 847 Jay Benedict, 858 Maria Zambrana, 881 Tom Hardy, 886 Brett Cullen, 958 Anne Hathaway, 980 Cillan Murphy, 996 Phil Nardozzi
    The Fifth Element (1997) – 18 Bruce Willis, 61 Tiny Lister Jr., 269 Brion James, 436 Ian Holm, 756 Milla Jovovich
    The Scarlet Letter (1995) – 71 Robert Duvall, 833 Demi Moore
    The Unborn (2009) – 152 James Remar, 443 Carla Gugino, 854 Idris Elba, 863 Deep Roy
    Tiptoes (2003) – 477 Matthew McConaughey, 744 David Alan Grier, 843 Patricia Arquette
    Track 29 (1988) – 15 Seymour Cassel, 184 Colleen Camp, 282 Christopher Lloyd, 819 Theresa Russell
    True Romance (1993) – 4 Samuel L. Jackson, 17 Tom Sizemore, 27 Dennis Hopper, 28 Christopher Walken, 79 Brad Pitt, 105 Ed Lauter, 143 Val Kilmer, 158 Christian Slater, 204 Kevin Corrigan, 509 Chris Penn, 532 Paul Ben-Victor, 569 James Gandolfini, 580 Saul Rubinek, 590 Victor Argo, 680 John Cenatiempo, 723 Michael Rapaport, 843 Patricia Arquette

    I don’t know any of those people in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes except for Judy Greer. I could not pick out of a lineup 17 people listed for the Dark Knight Rises.

    These are the few people who have fallen off the 2000 list who worked with Mr. Oldman. Rank is for 2000.

    Basquiat (1996) – 161 Paul Bartel
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) – 602 Maggie Smith
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) – 602 Maggie Smith, 916 Richard Griffiths
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) – 602 Maggie Smith, 916 Richard Griffiths
    JFK (1991) – 58 Jack Lemmon, 133 Walter Matthau, 247 John Candy, 685 Peter Maloney, 796 John Finegan, 802 Brian Doyle-Murray
    Lost in Space (1998) – 610 Edward Fox
    State of Grace (1990) – 41 Burgess Meredith
    The Fifth Element (1997) – 803 John Neville, 900 Kim Chan
    The Scarlet Letter (1995) – 561 Robert Prosky
    True Romance (1993) – 839 Anna Levine
    We Think the World of You (1988) – 684 Alan Bates

    I count 34 Oscar winners for him, there could be more;

    Colin Firth, Christopher Walken, Benicio Del Toro, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Christian Bale, Frances McDormand, Tommy Lee Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Smith, Emma Thompson, Julie Christie, Kevin Spacey, Chris Cooper, Joe Pesci, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Sissy Spacek (JFK), Natalie Portman, William Hurt, Mary Steenburgen, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Richard Dreyfuss, Sean Penn, Denzel Washington, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Anne Hathaway, Robert Duvall, Matthew McConaughey, Patricia Arquette

    1. Hey Dan. 41st? Well that is pretty impressive. Even stranger that Kevin Bacon has never really done well in his own game. His current list is pretty massive. You are right there are many people listed under The Dark Knight Rises that get a big Who? from me. True Romance on the other hand…I know almost all of the 17 people listed.

      Sad to see John Candy falling off the list. Actually even sadder than almost all of these actors are no longer with us. Wow….I would have thought Maggie Smith would have remained….she is a very busy actress…even as she gets close to 90?

      34 Oscar winners is impressive….and that number should go up….as I see some Oscar wins from some of his recent co-stars like Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain and others.

      Thanks for sharing the lists….good to see…my pages picked up a star that is so highly ranked.

  2. Now this is more to my speed. I barely knew any of the movies on your last few pages, but I know Gary Oldman movies. Sadly it seems he is now a supporting actor but in the 1990s he made some fascinating movies as a lead actor. I have seen almost all of these movies. I have not seen all of True Romance but I have seen his small part. Now that is a crazy performance there.

    1. Hey Stein…glad you enjoyed this page more…I try and rotate between classic subjects and current subjects…but I know I had a few classic ones in a row….I blame the fact that I recently discovered lots of old box office numbers….but now I am back to that rotation. I would recommend watching all of True Romance…..it is one of my favorite movies…though it is very violent…thanks for stopping by.

  3. One of Britain’s finest. The first film I saw Gary Oldman in must have been Sid and Nancy a long time ago on video, not a film I revisit. I’ve never seen Prick up your Ears but I did catch State of Grace and he was brilliant in that. He was also memorable as Drexl in True Romance. Looking at the trivia I’m surprised he was only Oscar nominated once!

    I’ve seen 31 of the 42 films listed, favorites include Bram Stoker’s Dracula, JFK, State of Grace, True Romance, Leon – The Professional, The Fifth Element (one of the most enjoyable films of the 90s and a film I still watch regularly), Air Force One, Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and Hairy Putter and the Flying Broomstick.

    Movies I’ve missed include – Immortal Beloved, Prick up your Ears, The Contender and Paranoia.

    Sad to see Fifth Element failed to get into any of the top 10s on the chart. The Dark Knight was the big one here.

    Top job on a great actor Bruce. Voted Up!

    1. Hey Steve…well your 31 tops me…as I am at 28. Sid and Nancy is a movie I still have not seen. I love his part in True Romance…too bad he gets dispatched so quickly. Of the ones you have missed ….I would recommend The Contender….it is filled with many great performances and has a great story. As for The Fifth Element….I did not like that it fell outside of the Top 10…..but statistics never lie…lol.

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