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20 Roles That Prove Gary Oldman Is Actually A Chameleon

In honor of his 55th birthday, we look back at his impressive ability of being barely recognizable from role to role. posted on

1. “Sid and Nancy” (1986)

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Role: Sid Vicious

2. “JFK” (1991)

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Role: Lee Harvey Oswald

3. “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)

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Mary Evans/Ronald Grant/Everett Collection

Role: Count Dracula

4. “True Romance” (1993)

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Role: Drexl Spivey

5. “Romeo Is Bleeding” (1993)

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Role: Jack Grimaldi

6. “Léon: The Professional” (1994)

Role: Norman Stansfield

7. “Immortal Beloved” (1994)

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Role: Ludwig van Beethoven

8. “The Scarlet Letter” (1995)

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Role: Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale

9. “The Fifth Element” (1997)

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Role: Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg

10. “Air Force One” (1997)

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Role: Egor Korshunov

11. “The Contender” (2000)

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Role: Rep. Sheldon Runyon

12. “Nobody’s Baby” (2001)

Role: Buford Hill

13. “Hannibal” (2001)

Role: Mason Verger

14. “Friends” (2001)

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Role: Richard Crosby
Guest starred on “The One with Monica and Chandler’s Wedding” episode.

15. “Interstate 60” (2002)

Role: O. W. Grant

16. “Dead Fish” (2004)

Role: Lynch

17. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004)

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Role: Sirius Black

18. “The Dark Knight” trilogy (2005, 2008, 2012)

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Role: Commissioner Jim Gordon

19. “Guns, Girls and Gambling” (2011)

Role: “Elvis”

20. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (2011)

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Role: George Smiley

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