Fictional Characters The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked  

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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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49 8
Norman Stansfield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Léon: The Professional

2
52 14
Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
43 11
Dracula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Bram Stoker's Dracula

4
25 3
Lee Harvey Oswald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked

5
33 7
Sid Vicious is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Sid and Nancy

6
37 11
Jim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
The Dark Knight

7
30 10
George Smiley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

8
27 8
Drexl Spivey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
True Romance

9
19 4
Rosencrantz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Trevor Klassen added Rosencrantz Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

10
21 8
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
The Fifth Element

11
16 5
Ivan Korshunov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Air Force One

12
10 4
Lord Shen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Kung Fu Panda 2

13
11 6
Jack Grimaldi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Romeo Is Bleeding

14
9 5
Carnegie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
The Book of Eli

15
6 5
Dr. Zachary Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Lost in Space

16
8 8
Mason Verger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Hannibal, Hannibal

17
3 8
Floyd Banner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Floyd Banner Lawless

18
3 8
Dr. Dennett Norton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked