Gary Oldman

Found 18 thoughts of Gary Oldman

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

But you see, I have played more good guys than I have played villains.

Gary Oldman

I got obsessed with classical music, I got obsessed with Chopin, with playing the piano.

Gary Oldman

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, things like that.

Gary Oldman

Your own barometer is all you have to go by, and often what makes a good director is knowing when not to say something. On occasions you can find yourself on a film set where the person who is wearing the director's hat is only trying to justify his position.

Gary Oldman

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 can't get a meeting on, or go to a different actors.

Gary Oldman

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 could go and get a certain amount of the budget with foreign sales, now everybody wants a marketable angle.

Gary Oldman

I never told my father I loved him before he died, and I have a lot of issues about that. They're all swimming around in my head, in my heart, unresolved, and in a way it felt fitting to dedicate the film to him.

Gary Oldman

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

My passion and energy get mistaken for anger.

Gary Oldman

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

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

Shakespeare doesn't really write subtext, you play the subtext.

Gary Oldman

It's always hard when you're playing someone for a lot of people out there who are going to see the movie after reading the books. There's a communion between a reader and the writer, so people will have an idea who Sirius Black is and I might not be everyone's idea of that.

Gary Oldman

I applaud anything that can take a kid away from a PlayStation or a Gameboy - that is a miracle in itself.

Gary Oldman

I wasn't ever a huge fan of comics. Just not one of those kids, you know?

Gary Oldman

If one could have a wish, or an alternative life, I would've liked to have been John Lennon.

Gary Oldman

My big love was the Beatles. I was more into music.

Gary Oldman