Facts about Gary Oldman

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Gary Oldman is a famous Actor from England, he is 61 years old and still alive, born March 21, 1958.

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He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 39 quotes who is written / told by Gary.

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Famous quotes by Gary Oldman (39)


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"So Harry Potter came in and it is nice that I have kids of the right age. I took them to London and they walked around the set and met Harry Potter and that is thrilling"
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"People imagine that actors are being offered everything and you are not. So things come in and sometimes there are things that I want and can't get a meeting on, or go to a different actors"
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"There will always be spies. We have to have them. Without them we wouldn't have got Osama bin Laden - it took us years, but it happened"
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"We lived in a flat that you could pretty much fit in my current kitchen. No wonder people drink! I can't understand why they don't throw themselves off the balconies"
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"Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men"
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"Wanting to be a good actor is not good enough. You must want to be a great actor. You just have to have that"
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"I was quiet, a loner. I was one of those children where, if you put me in a room and gave me some crayons and a pencils, you wouldn't hear from me for nine straight hours. And I was always drawing racing cars and rockets and spaceships and planes, things that were very fast that would take me away"
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"I was brought up by my mother and my two sisters, although they're older than me and fled the nest very young, so I was technically raised as an only child, but I was very much loved"
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"I want my weekends off and I want to put my kids to bed. Those are good reasons to want to be in 'Batman 2'"
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"I never told my father I loved him before he died, and I have a lot of issues about that. They're all swimming around in my head, in my heart, unresolved, and in a way it felt fitting to dedicate the film to him"
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"I have three kids who like Harry Potter so I was sort of aware of it. You can't really move from it: it's on buses, in stores, it's everywhere. One of my kids has read the books; the other two are too small but they like the movies"
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"I hadn't worked for a couple of years so I thought it would be nice to earn some money and pay the bills"
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"I had what AA calls 'a convincer' - which made me realize that I couldn't do it any more. I went out drinking for about 70 hours here in London. At the end I knew I was done"
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"I had a guitar when I was 6 or 7, a plastic guitar with the Beatles' faces on it. It would be a collector's item now. It would fetch a hefty sum, I imagine"
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"I got obsessed with classical music, I got obsessed with Chopin, with playing the piano"
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"I drank for about 25 years getting over the loss of my father and I took the anger out on myself. I did a good job at beating myself up at sometimes. I don't drink anymore but my alcoholic head occasionally says different. 'Nil By Mouth' was a love letter to my father because I needed to resolve some issues in order to be able to forgive him"
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"I don't go to premieres. I don't go to parties. I don't covet the Oscar. I don't want any of that. I don't go out. I just have dinner at home every night with my kids. Being famous, that's a whole other career. And I haven't got any energy for it"
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"I didn't do drugs. It wasn't my thing. But the drink was terrible. Today when I look back, it's like I was another person. You could call it a coping mechanism, but that would be an excuse. I just drank too much"
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"I did have a knack for playing weirdos. There's still sort of this perception of me out there as being this crazy guy"
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"I applaud anything that can take a kid away from a PlayStation or a Gameboy - that is a miracle in itself"
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"How many movies do you see when you can say this director really knew what film he wanted to make? I can count them on the fingers of one hand"
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"Growing up in a particular neighborhood, growing up in a working-class family, not having much money, all of those things fire you and can give you an edge, can give you an anger"
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"Getting sober was one of the three pivotal events in my life, along with becoming an actor and having a child. Of the three, finding my sobriety was the hardest thing"
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"But you see, I have played more good guys than I have played villains"
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"At 23 it was all about acting. Today it's getting my kids to school, making sure that they've done their homework. I'm in my fifties, and I'm turning into a square. I saw a kid walk into a restaurant the other day and his belt was below his backside. I would have turned him away"
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"Your own barometer is all you have to go by, and often what makes a good director is knowing when not to say something. On occasions you can find yourself on a film set where the person who is wearing the director's hat is only trying to justify his position"
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"What's fascinating is that when you write a script, it's almost a stream of consciousness. You have an idea that it means something, but you're not always sure what. Then when you get on the set, the actors teach you"
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"Well, I needed the work - that's the honest answer. I haven't worked for a while, a couple of years. So I thought it would be nice to get back to work and earn some money"
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"'Nil By Mouth' was a bit autobiographical, but as I always pointed out at the time, that's not my dad"
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"My passion and energy get mistaken for anger"
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"My big love was the Beatles. I was more into music"
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"It's becoming increasingly harder and harder; there's no such thing as independent film anymore. There aren't any, they don't exist. In the old days you could go and get a certain amount of the budget with foreign sales, now everybody wants a marketable angle"
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"It's always hard when you're playing someone for a lot of people out there who are going to see the movie after reading the books. There's a communion between a reader and the writer, so people will have an idea who Sirius Black is and I might not be everyone's idea of that"
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"Interesting things come your way but as you get older, your lifestyle changes. I don't want to travel; I don't want to be in a hotel room away from my family"
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"If one could have a wish, or an alternative life, I would've liked to have been John Lennon"
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"I'm still a member of the Empire! Although I sometimes feel like an American with a British accent - you get contaminated after so long"
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"I'm not the best audience for that because I'm not a great science-fiction fan. I just never got off on space ships and space costumes, things like that"
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"I wasn't ever a huge fan of comics. Just not one of those kids, you know?"
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"And of course I've got kids of my own now, and they love me being in the Harry Potter films. I'm now part of a phenomenon. You become incredibly cool to your kids, and you get a young fan base. So you became the cool dad at school. You're suddenly hip"


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