Get in Touch
Browse our latest quotes
Categorized list of quote topics
Alphabetical list of influential authors
Custom and user added quotes with pictures
Gary Oldman Quotes & Sayings
41 entries tagged including 2 subtopics.
Last updated Jul 2020
Gary Oldman Topics
What other people think of me is none of my business. I don't give a fuck. You just have to be practical. And your responsibilities change. And when you have kids it all changes. I just don't want to be away. So I have been lucky, extremely lucky, to have sort of landed on the franchise thing.
My main focus has been the kids. And I didn't do it in an ideal way with Alfie; I did it as best I could. And I've had a wonderful gift to be able to do it again. Under unusual circumstances.
I'm playing the man with no face. So we just had a bit of fun with it. We thought it would be great. The man with no face and no name, and sort of do it anonymously. It's no secret that I'm in the film. We just had fun with it, really.
I was getting a little tired of it. It was like if someone was famous and did something and died, call Gary.
We're given a code to live our lives by. We don't always follow it but it's still there.
I had a guitar when I was 6 or 7, a plastic guitar with the Beatles' faces on it. It would be a collector's item now. It would fetch a hefty sum, I imagine.
I want my weekends off and I want to put my kids to bed. Those are good reasons to want to be in 'Batman 2.'
I drank for about 25 years getting over the loss of my father and I took the anger out on myself. I did a good job at beating myself up at sometimes. I don't drink anymore but my alcoholic head occasionally says different. 'Nil By Mouth' was a love letter to my father because I needed to resolve some issues in order to be able to forgive him.
I've got kids of my own now, and they love me being in the Harry Potter films. I'm now part of a phenomenon. You become incredibly cool to your kids, and you get a young fan base. So you became the cool dad at school. You're suddenly hip.
I don't go to premieres. I don't go to parties. I don't covet the Oscar. I don't want any of that. I don't go out. I just have dinner at home every night with my kids. Being famous, that's a whole other career. And I haven't got any energy for it.
I didn't do drugs. It wasn't my thing. But the drink was terrible. Today when I look back, it's like I was another person. You could call it a coping mechanism, but that would be an excuse. I just drank too much.
At 23 it was all about acting. Today it's getting my kids to school, making sure that they've done their homework. I'm in my fifties, and I'm turning into a square. I saw a kid walk into a restaurant the other day and his belt was below his backside. I would have turned him away.
I'm still a member of the Empire! Although I sometimes feel like an American with a British accent - you get contaminated after so long.
Your own barometer is all you have to go by, and often what makes a good director is knowing when not to say something. On occasions you can find yourself on a film set where the person who is wearing the director's hat is only trying to justify his position.
What's fascinating is that when you write a script, it's almost a stream of consciousness. You have an idea that it means something, but you're not always sure what. Then when you get on the set, the actors teach you.
Well, I needed the work - that's the honest answer. I haven't worked for a while, a couple of years. So I thought it would be nice to get back to work and earn some money.
Wanting to be a good actor is not good enough. You must want to be a great actor. You just have to have that.
Speaking very generally, I find that women are spiritually, emotionally, and often physically stronger than men.
So Harry Potter came in and it is nice that I have kids of the right age. I took them to London and they walked around the set and met Harry Potter and that is thrilling.
Shakespeare doesn't really write subtext, you play the subtext.
Our goal is to help you by delivering amazing quotes to bring inspiration, personal growth, love and happiness to your everyday life.
© 2020 SearchQuotes™