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  • I second this.

    Strangely I could see an argument for Jim Carrey (mostly comedy, by his level of immersion is insane).
    However I support Gary Oldman, as too many other actors are known for their stage personality rather than their different characters (Jack Nicholson as a the Joker for example, was mainly just Jack Nicholson).

  • Say what you will about Marlon Brando & Jack Nicholson.

    Although those two actors are also amazing actors, they do not compare. They're roles are too type-cast. Marlon Brando often plays a smarter character, and Jack Nicholson often plays a wise guy. Gary Oldman, however, can tackle any role. Look at this diversity:

    - Drug addicted mob leader (who's also a corrupt cop)
    - Hysterical CEO of Zorg enterprises
    - Friggin Elvis
    - Horribly disfigured pedophile
    - Dracula
    - An MI6 agent
    - A wizard
    - Police commisioner of Gotham city
    - Sid Viscous
    - Pimp
    - A midget
    - Beethoven

    No actor can amount to that length of diverse roles. Except Gary Oldman, and that's why he's the best actor of all-time.

    Oh and one more thing. Acting isn't just about being great at a role. It's the ability to take on a role and portray it on screen. The fact that he can take any role given to him and do it with immense talent, that is why he's incredible.

  • He is the greatest

    His performances are completely believable he effortlessly or without apparent effort gives the most natural performance devoid of the tension that accompanies many other forced performances. Even when he overacts it's an amplification of the correct light and shade, accentuation and emotion that forms the backbone of the master execution of his craft.
    He is truly without peer and quite rightly known as the actor's actor.

  • He is the greatest

    His performances are completely believable he effortlessly or without apparent effort gives the most natural performance devoid of the tension that accompanies many other forced performances. Even when he overacts it's an amplification of the correct light and shade, accentuation and emotion that forms the backbone of the master execution of his craft.
    He is truly without peer and quite rightly known as the actor's actor.

  • Gary Oldman is a true master at his craft.

    Never do you at any time watching him, think "that's an actor acting really well," which I do with some of the previously mentioned "greats." Gary IS the person he is playing. Never does he let his own personality overshadow the character he is playing. Even other great actors acknowledge his brilliance!

  • Gary Oldman is a true master at his craft.

    Never do you at any time watching him, think "that's an actor acting really well," which I do with some of the previously mentioned "greats." Gary IS the person he is playing. Never does he let his own personality overshadow the character he is playing. Even other great actors acknowledge his brilliance!

  • Johnny Depp? Seriously?

    Depp's one of the GOODS of all-time (along with Pitt, Clooney etc), while Oldman is one of the GREATS (along with McKellen, Day-Lewis etc). Depp cites Oldman as an influence, by the way. The Depp proponent talking about Oscars made me laugh (actually, all three Depp votes were obviously by the same person), given that Cher - yes, the singer CHER - has an Academy Award, while Kevin Bacon, Alan Rickman ad John Cusack have never even been NOMINATED. The Oscars are a political joke.

    Nobody touches Oldman's diversity. There's a reason why people like Anthony Hopkins and Ralph Fiennes call him a "genius".

  • Dracula....Shows you why

    Oldman played Dracula like no other actor could. It thought that performance by an actor was the best I'd ever seen - and not even a word about it that year at the Academy Awards or others. That is just insane. They say he never gets nominated because you can't nominate an actor for playing a part if he or she becomes the character like Gary does. Sad

  • Johnny Depp can suck it

    Oldman makes Depp his bitch. He is the best and Depp can suck it. Oldman is so good that the people who give out Oscars and have yet to recognize him should be on his dick just like johnny. All hail the best that ever was and realize Gary is the fucking man!

  • Oldkan is a one off in terms sof his flexi ility and the range of roles he can play.

    What makes Oldkan so unique is that he is the only actor who can utterly lose his own personality and morph totally in to the character being played. If you haven't seen the cast you often don't know its oldkan. I watched tinker tailor and had no idea it was oldkan playing smiley.

  • Not even close to being the best actor of all time.

    Johnny Depp better then Gary Oldman. Johnny can play any person and make it look believable as well. For those people saying that Johnny wears a 'mask of makeup' to make his character live here's what I say the DIRECTOR chooses what the actor looks like for the film. And the only reason he wears a lot of makeup for movies is because he plays FUN and INTERESTING roles it's just Johnny's style of roles he does. I mean you have to admit seeing what the actors look like on the big screen is interesting right?

  • Not even close to being the best actor of all time.

    Johnny Depp better then Gary Oldman. Johnny can play any person and make it look believable as well. For those people saying that Johnny wears a 'mask of makeup' to make his character live here's what I say the DIRECTOR chooses what the actor looks like for the film. And the only reason he wears a lot of makeup for movies is because he plays FUN and INTERESTING roles it's just Johnny's style of roles he does. I mean you have to admit seeing what the actors look like on the big screen is interesting right?

  • No, The Best Actor of All Time is Johnny Depp


    Johnny Depp is the best actor of all time, and he out-acts Gary Oldham by a mile.
    Depp portrays the sensitive artist magnificently in Edward Scissorhands. Oldham’s
    Beethoven was relatively impenetrable. All he did was frown, look agonized, and
    compose music. Depp wins in the role of radical outcast too. Compare his work
    in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to Oldham’s whiny turn in Sid and Nancy.
    Neither actor has a Best Actor Oscar yet, but Depp has three nominations to
    Oldhams’s one. It’s no contest.






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