Gary Oldman is one of my absolute favorite actors. He has played such a diverse cast of characters: Sid Vicious, Joe Orton, Lee Harvey Oswald, Dracula, Drexl Spivey, Beethoven, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg, Sirius Black, Jim Gordon and George Smiley, to name a few. My favorite performance of his, however, is as Norman Stansfield in Luc Besson’s 1994 masterpiece The Professional. The bathroom scene with Mathilda (12-year-old Natalie Portman in her film debut) is brilliant.
“Death is… whimsical today.”
Happy 54th, Gary!