Monday, 21 March 2011

My 5 favourite... Gary Oldman bad guys

He's best known for the evil characters he has played. Gary Oldman sure is the master of portraying crazy and memorable villains. Here are my 5 favourites;
Norman Stansfield (Leon) Loves classical music and hates it when his suit gets ruined. Pill-popping Stan is quiet and calculating one minute and exploding with rage the next. Unpredictable and unstable, he may be an evil, murdering, corrupt cop but he is a joy to watch.

Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg (The Fifth Element) A ruthless businessman who loves destruction. Zorg's mission is to retrieve the 4 elemental stones for the Great Evil, affectionately referred to as 'Mr. Shadow'. His interesting and colourful outfit, weird hairstyle and Southern accent make him an unforgettable character.

Drexl Spivey (True Romance) A crazy pimp and drug-dealer with dreadlocks and a scarred face who talks like he wants to be a gangster. Although it's only a cameo in the movie, Oldman really makes the most of his part and delivers some hilarious lines.

  Ivan Korshunov (Air Force One) A Russian hi-jacker who bites off more than he can chew when he tries to mess with the President of the United States (action hero Harrison Ford). He believes in the cause he is fighting for and is willing to give up everything, a dangerous man to be up against.

Dracula/ Vlad (Bram Stoker's Dracula) I prefer to think of him as the hero of the film, although being a bloodthirsty undead monster does place him in the bad guy category. Gary's brilliant performance as the doomed vampire makes this film worth watching and makes up for Keanu Reeves' awful English accent.

 So those are my favourites, who are yours? Drop me a comment.


  1. Best Dracula ever, that Oldman.

  2. We almost matched up in Oldman picks (I only picked 5 compared to your 10 overall). If I were to do 6 picks, though, I'd include Ivan from AFO. Good choices, though.

    Great blog, just discovered it and now RSS'ing it! :-)

  3. Ivan, as of late, in my opinion.. is slowly rising to the level of Dracula. I like both characters very much, he portrays them very well.


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