Gary Leonard Oldman is an English screen and stage actor, voice actor, filmmaker, and musician, who is best known for his roles as Sid Vicious in the 1986 biographical drama film, Sid and Nancy, Joe Orton in the 1987 drama film, Prick Up Your Ears, Lee Harvey Oswald in Oliver Stone's 1991 epic political thriller film, JFK, Count Dracula in Francis Ford Coppola's 1992 Gothic Horror film, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Norman Stansfield in Luc Besson's 1994 action thriller film, Léon: The Professional, Ludwig van Beethoven in the 1994 biographical film, Immortal Beloved, Sir Ruber, the main villain of 1998's Warner Bros. animation's Quest for Camelot, Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, Lord Shen, the main antagonist of 2011's Dreamworks' Kung Fu Panda 2, James Gordon in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy, and George Smiley in the 2011 Cold War spy thriller film, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, for which he received an nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actor and later won in the same category for his portrayal as Winston Churchill in Joe Wright's 2017 critically acclaimed war drama film, Darkest Hour, as well as received an additional Academy Award nomination in the same category for his performance as Herman J. Mankiewicz in David Fincher's 2020 black-and-white biographical drama film, Mank.
His Disney roles include Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, and Tiny Tim in Robert Zemeckis' 2009 animated film, A Christmas Carol and Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter. He also portrayed Russian Radek loyalist Ivan Korshunov in Air Force One, and Alistair Russell in The Woman in the Window. He was mentioned in Geek Charming.
- He was considered for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. However, Ewan McGregor was cast at the end.
- He was originally considered for the role of Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, but in the end, Kurt Russell was cast instead.
- He was considered for the role of Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, but in the end, Michael Keaton was cast instead.