I would have to make an altar to Sirius Black and James Gordon
If you have seen J.F.K. (1991), Dracula by Bram Stoker (1992) or The fifth element (1997), You will know Gary Oldman very well. Although few would realize it was him, given his enormous characterization, we could also see him playing President Truman in the highly nominated Oppenheimer (2023), although the politician who would lead him to win the Oscar for Best Actor would be Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (2017).
If after all this, you still don’t understand who Gary Oldman is, we’ll give you two infallible clues: it appears in Harry Potter and Batman. In the latter, Oldman played the role of James GordonCommissioner of the Gotham City Police Department during the trilogy The dark knight by Christopher Nolancomposed of the films Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
In JK Rowling’s magical creation, the British appears for the first time in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) giving life to the character of Sirius Black, pureblood wizard and godfather of the protagonist. And, although he would later reprise his role in the fourth, fifth and eighth installments of the saga, Gary Oldman believes that his work on Harry Potter was “mediocre.”
Gary Oldman confesses that he made a lot of money for very little work
Nevertheless, The actor is tremendously grateful for his participation in both franchisesas explained last December in the program The Drew Barrymore Show, hosted by the famous American actress. Below, we leave you a short clip of the talk, which you can read in Spanish if you activate the subtitles at the bottom:
Gary Oldman explains that there was a time when many industry productions began to be based in Budapest, Prague, Vancouver and Australia for tax reasons, forcing actors to travel constantly. A complicated situation for a single father with four children in his care, but he He was free to turn down many roles thanks to Harry Potter and Batman, as he earned a lot of money for very little work..
As an anecdote, he says that for the first Batman movie, Batman Begins (2005), had to make 27 round trips from London to Los Angeles, where he lived with his children. Normally, she would spend at most a couple of days in the capital of England and then return to the United States, and so on, sometimes flying simply to do a photo shoot.
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