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“Gary has an outrageousness and a weirdness with which he stands alone.” — DIRECTOR TONY SCOTT (TRUE ROMANCE)

When he’s mean, he’s magnificent, arousing audiences with performances as sharp and cool as icicles. But when he wraps his talent around a truly complicated mortal, hold on: As Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved, Oldman, 40, takes us by the hand and sweeps us through a mesmerizing journey of genius and madness.

DON’T MISS: Romeo Is Bleeding (1993), Immortal Beloved (1994), The Professional (1994)

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