Gary Oldman Quotes

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Born: March 21, 1958, New Cross, London, England, UK
Birth Country: UK
Occupation: Actor

1.
'Nil By Mouth' was a bit autobiographical, but as I always pointed out at the time, that's not my dad.
- Gary Oldman

2.
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.
- Gary Oldman

3.
Change is vital to any actor. If you keep playing lead after lead, you're really gonna dry up. Because all those vehicles wean you away from the truths of human behaviour.
- Gary Oldman

4.
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.
- Gary Oldman

5.
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.
- Gary Oldman

6.
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.
- Gary Oldman

7.
I don't think Hollywood knows what to do with me. I would imagine that when it comes to romantic comedies, my name would be pretty low down on the list.
- Gary Oldman

8.
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.
- Gary Oldman

9.
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.
- Gary Oldman

10.
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.
- Gary Oldman

11.
It's funny: I'm a lifelong musician, but because I principally play the piano it's been a solitary thing.
- Gary Oldman

12.
My favorite meal would have to be good old-fashioned eggs, over easy, with bacon. Many others, but you can't beat that on a Sunday morning, especially with a cup of tea.
- Gary Oldman

13.
My passion and energy get mistaken for anger.
- Gary Oldman

14.
People who know me , they know I have a sense of humor, I'm a bit of a joker, a bit of a clown really, and I would love someone to exploit that side of me and send me a romantic comedy.
- Gary Oldman

15.
Rather like Batman, I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice.
- Gary Oldman

16.
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.
- Gary Oldman

17.
Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men.
- Gary Oldman

18.
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.
- Gary Oldman

19.
What other people think of me is none of my business.
- Gary Oldman

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