Gary Oldman has long been one of Hollywood's most talented -- if underappreciated -- actors. Go ahead, see for yourself.
Sid and Nancy (1986)
One of Oldman's earliest roles, his performance here as Sid Vicious, notorious member of the punk-rock group The Sex Pistols, was hailed by critics and audiences alike.
Criminal Law (1988)
One degree of Kevin Bacon here, as Oldman plays a young defense attorney who gets Bacon acquitted of murder charges, only to find out Bacon is, in fact, the killer.
State of Grace (1990)
Oldman plays Jackie, a trigger-happy Irish mobster, who, along with his his brother (Ed Harris) and his childhood buddy (Sean Penn), run the streets of New York's Hell's Kitchen.
Oldman joins a star-studded cast as Lee Harvey Oswald, everyone's favorite lone (maybe not lone)-gunman-JFK-assassin-unwitting-pawn-in-a-huge-conspiracy-maybe-Communist-and-soon-to-be-murdered-himself guy.
In this movie, Gary Oldman totally sucks...blood. He's the terrifying Count Dracula, who maintains his undead status by drinking the blood of the attractive female women he seduces.
True Romance (1993)
Gary Oldman will scare the liver out of you -- as he did Christian Slater (though not literally) -- as the violent quasi-Rastafarian drug lord, Drexl.
Immortal Beloved (1994)
Beethoven the composer, NOT the dog...Oldman portrays the famed composer, who upon his death leaves behind a mysterious love letter. His life is then retraced in order to decipher the letter's intended recipient.
Air Force One (1997)
In one of his baddest villain roles, Oldman stars as a terrorist leader who hijacks Air Force One, with the President (Harrison Ford) and his family onboard. "Get off my plane!"
Lost in Space (1998)
They can't all be hits. The movie was near-unanimously panned, but Gary Oldman was still good, as Dr. Zachary Smith, whose sabotage of a mission results in the crew being, well, lost in space.
In this notoriously uncredited role, Oldman portrays Mason Verger, a wealthy pedophile who was horribly disfigured by Hannibal Lecter many years ago, who's now out for revenge.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Oldman strikes the perfect balance of mystery and humanity as Sirius Black, trusted confidante to Harry -- though he's at first mistaken as a creepy villain. Oldman reprised the role in three subsequent HP films.
Batman Begins (2005)
Oldman is all good in his role as the righteous, brave (and perpetually outgunned) Gotham police commisioner Jim Gordon.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
At his understated best in this Cold-War spy thriller, Oldman stars as ex-spy George Smiley, who, a year after being forced out of British Intelligence, returns to try to find a mole within the agency.
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Gary Oldman: He's not just for live action anymore! Here he voices the evil Lord Shen, who has spent years developing huge weapons, in hopes of soon ruling the entire land.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Oldman has a starring role in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, where the delicate balance between humans and apes is shattered by the threat of all-out war.