There are few greater treats in cinema than watching Gary Oldman, let off the leash.
Gary Oldman is pretty special in nearly everything, but his turn in "Leon" had me reeling!
Fun fact: This infamous take was done on the fly by Oldman, and was never meant to make the final cut. Oldman did the take to make Besson laugh and even prepped the Sound Engineer by asking him to remove his headphones.
Seeing Gary Oldman commit to roles like this and as the villain in The Fifth Element, always makes me happy. Strange that actors disappearing in to roles is such a rarity nowadays. I haven't seen Jupiter Ascending but a lot of the criticism aimed at Eddie Redmayne seems to surround the fact he is campy in the villain role... in a genre film. I don't understand this world.
“Don’t kill if you can wound, don’t wound if you can subdue, don’t subdue if you can pacify, and don’t raise your hand at all until you’ve extended it.”