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The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked 

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Updated March 20, 2020 1.1k votes 233 voters 2.2k views 27 items

This list contains information on the best characters played by Gary Oldman ranked from best to worst by user votes. The top Gary Oldman characters come in many forms. Some compelling Oldman roles personify intensity while other iconic Oldman characters are cool, calm, and collected. A few great Gary Oldman characters are downright evil.

Which Gary Oldman roles are the best? Sirius Black has to be near the top of the list. As the godfather of Harry Potter, Black will stop at nothing to make sure that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named does not return to power. Throughout the Harry Potter series, Oldman's Black serves as a source of knowledge and understanding for Potter and his friends. Oldman portrayed another iconic character, Jim Gordon, in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight series.

Oldman's take on the murderous pimp, Drexl Spivey, in True Romance is at once captivating and terrifying. Other great characters played by Gary Oldman include Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy and Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK.

Which Gary Oldman character do you think is the best? Vote your favorites up to the top of this list and please add any great roles we may have missed.

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Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
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Norman Stansfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Léon: The Professional
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Jim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
The Dark Knight
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Count Dracula is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Bram Stoker's Dracula
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Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
The Fifth Element
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Drexl Spivey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
True Romance
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George Smiley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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Lee Harvey Oswald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
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Sid Vicious is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Sid and Nancy
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Ivan Korshunov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Air Force One
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Rosencrantz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Trevor Klassen added Rosencrantz Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
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Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
The Book of Eli
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Lord Shen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Kung Fu Panda 2
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Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Dreyfus Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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Vladislav Dukhovich is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Vladislav Dukhovich Hitman's Bodyguard
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Mason Verger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Hannibal, Hannibal
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Jürgen Mossack is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Jürgen Mossack The Laundromat
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Quaker Wells is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Quaker Wells Criminal
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Ezekiel Manning is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Ezekiel Manning The Courier
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Dr. Zachary Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Lost in Space
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Ludwig von Beethoven&nbs... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
ladystyx1969 added Ludwig von Beethoven  Immortal Beloved
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CJCS Charles Donnegan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
CJCS Charles Donnegan Hunter Killer
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Jack Grimaldi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Romeo Is Bleeding
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Winston Churchill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Winston Churchill Shaheed Uddham Singh
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Dr. Dennett Norton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked