Watch: 20 Accents from Chameleon Actor Gary Oldman in 60 Seconds
by Ethan Anderton
August 16, 2013
Most cinephiles are well aware that Gary Oldman is a tour de force on the big screen, and even casual moviegoers get excited by his presence in a film. But just in case you've forgotten, or maybe you're not familiar with, the pure acting prowess that Oldman brings to each and every role that the British inhabits, the folks at Vulture have put together a short supercut of 20 different performances from Oldman, each showcasing the unique accents and dialects that he has crafted for his characters. Some are inspired by real-life figures, others just come from the genius of Oldman's talent as an actor. It's more than impressive.
Here's the 20 Gary Oldman Accents in 60 Seconds video, courtesy of Vulture:
From the wacky, inexplicably Southern nature of Zorg in The Fifth Element to his muddled British in Sid and Nancy, all the way to his perfectly American Commissioner Gordon in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy, Oldman is a chameleon, and it appears there's no accent he can't conquer. One of my personal favorites is his turn in True Romance, as it's unlike anything Oldman has done before. And with roles in the remake of RoboCop, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Child 44 on the way, not to mention facing off with Harrison Ford again in Paranoia (in theaters now), there's more accents to come.
No Sirius Black?
Guest on Aug 16, 2013
Have Hope on Aug 16, 2013
Huh, I was really expecting to see his bizarre performance in Hannibal, he was totally unrecognizable there
Vladimir Zorkic on Aug 16, 2013
He wasn't even credited formally for that film.
Linkfx on Aug 17, 2013
The clock ticking was annoying, but another than that, great compilation.
Terry Craig on Aug 16, 2013
Wow, I totally didn't realize he played Sid in "Sid and Nancy" That's great.
IamSlave on Aug 17, 2013
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