Gary Oldman: Character Actor Extraordinaire

Film Society Lincoln Center recently released a great interview with actor Gary Oldman. In the Film Society Lincoln Center interview, Richard Peña and Oldman discuss the actor’s beginnings in theater, his rise to Hollywood fame as a character actor extraordinaire, and his strong focus on acting technique.

Oldman upholds many of the greatest principles of the acting craft, while he creates some of the most interesting characters in modern film. Gary Oldman’s filmography includes marvelous takes on historical figures, infamous villains, franchise characters and much more. As the interview states, the seasoned actor’s amazing prowess is due to a background in theater and his extensive learning of the craft, often through his own observations of other standout actors like Anthony Hopkins. Gary Oldman continues to bring great discipline to every role he chooses, and he is a prime example of how any actor should approach his or her craft.


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