Gary Oldman: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

Celebrity News Feb. 14, 2014 AT 12:30PM
25 Things You Don't Know About Gary Oldman Gary Oldman reveals 25 things about himself to Us Weekly. Credit: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Gary Oldman is no stranger to starring in Hollywood blockbusters, with roles in the Harry Potter and Dark Knight series. Now, you can catch him in RoboCop, a new take on the 1987 original. Here, the 55-year-old actor tells Us Weekly 25 things you might not have known about him.

1. I had a childhood nickname, but it's not fit to print.

2. I once signed a fan's breast.

3. I occasionally bite my nails.

4. Guilty pleasure: Project Runway.

5. Growing up, I had a German shepherd named Judy.

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6. My first car was a secondhand Morris Minor.

7. Clint Eastwood gave me the best advice when I directed: "Get more sleep than your actors."

8. When I first met the legendary Michael Caine, he asked for an autograph for his daughter!

9. I had fun with my Jamaican accent in True Romance.

10. I don't remember doing Sid & Nancy. I've wiped the hard drive.

11. The film Husbands means the most to me.

12. I love [actor and director] John Cassavetes.

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13. I miss England's irony.

14. When I did Friends, Matt LeBlanc made me laugh -- he's hilarious.

15. I wish I could be a race-car driver.

16. I once understudied an actor who fell ill. I did one show, then I fell ill.

17. I'm dyslexic. That's treu.

18. My Paul Smith scarf is my oldest piece of clothing. I just love it.

19. My secret talent is tap-dancing.

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20. But I can't do the RoboCop dance.

21. The last book I read was about the late photographer Sam Shaw.

22. I saw the original RoboCop in a London cinema. Amazing for its time.

23. Best memory from making the Harry Potter movies: my kids meeting Daniel Radcliffe.

24. I support St. Jude Children's Hospital.

25. My recurring dream: I'm on stage in a play I've never rehearsed.

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