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

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Sirius Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Sirius Black 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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Dracula is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Dracula Bram Stoker's Dracula

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George Smiley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
George Smiley Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Drexl Spivey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Drexl Spivey True Romance

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Sid Vicious is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Sid Vicious Sid and Nancy

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Jim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Jim Gordon The Dark Knight

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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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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

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Ivan Korshunov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Ivan Korshunov Air Force One

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Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg The Fifth Element

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

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

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

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Mason Verger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Mason Verger Hannibal, Hannibal

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Dr. Zachary Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Characters Played by Gary Oldman, Ranked
Dr. Zachary Smith Lost in Space

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

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