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The son of a welder and a homemaker, Gary Oldman was born in London on March 21, 1958.

After achieving great success on the stage -- including a London Critics Circle Theatre Award for his performance in "The Pope's Wedding" -- Oldman stunned audiences with his gritty portrayal of the doomed punk rocker Sid Vicious in 1986's biopic Sid and Nancy. Known for slipping seamlessly into a variety of characters -- often borderline psychotics -- and for his amazing ability with accents, Oldman has portrayed a diverse range of characters, including Lee Harvey Oswald, Beethoven and Dracula.

Notable films include Prick Up Your Ears (1987), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990), State of Grace (1990), JFK (1991), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), True Romance (1993), Romeo Is Bleeding (1993), Immortal Beloved (1994), The Scarlet Letter (1995) and two Harry Potter movies.

Gary Oldman in The Space Between Us

The Space Between Us

2017 PG-13

As the first Mars-bred human, 16-year-old Gardner Elliot is now ready to venture toward Earth to pursue an online romance. As he plots his journey, he uncovers more about his mom, who died in childbirth, and his dad, who's never been identified.

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