Find the best quotes by Gary Oldman.
What’s fascinating is that when you write a script, it’s almost a stream of consciousness. You have an idea that it means something, but you’re…
People imagine that actors are being offered everything and you are not. So things come in and sometimes there are things that I want and…
On set I keep myself to myself; I’d rather the director speak up. I’m not gonna direct a younger actor. I think the power of…
It’s becoming increasingly harder and harder; there’s no such thing as independent film anymore. There aren’t any, they don’t exist. In the old days you…
I took a bit of a back seat, I had kids and I wanted to focus on them. There’s that period in the late ’90s,…
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,…
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…
At 23 it was all about acting. Today it’s getting my kids to school, making sure that they’ve done their homework. I’m in my fifties,…
That’s what sets apart one actor from another, and that you can’t teach. You can’t give someone that. When you’re working, putting a character together,…
It’s a shame about California, and particularly about L.A., where they’ve demolished so many landmarks. It’s a bit of a disease there, where if anything…
I didn’t do drugs. It wasn’t my thing. But the drink was terrible. Today when I look back, it’s like I was another person. You…
Being an actor is a good way to earn a living. And to meet fabulous people. It’s great to live very comfortably. I’ve been lucky,…
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…
You can play older than yourself. You can play younger than yourself up to a point, and then that just becomes impossible because you carry…
People have an idea that one is in control of a career, a lot more than you really are. You can engineer things to an…
I’m not the best audience for that because I’m not a great science-fiction fan. I just never got off on space ships and space costumes,…
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…
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…
Over the years, I have been asked to play these sort of scary frenetic characters that express their emotions physically.
My big love was the Beatles. I was more into music.
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