Well, we’ll now leave you to gorge yourselves on massive plates of food, naps, football, more plates of food, more naps, etc. But first, it’s only fair that we share Gary Oldman‘s Thanksgiving message. You see, the British don’t like this holiday – it really hurts their feelings, so think about that as you help yourself to more stuffing.
November 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
David Bowie‘s new album, The Next Day, has gotten great acclaim and given him a huge career boost. Everyone seems to love it and he’s been cranking out the music videos. One starred Tilda Swinton. This latest one, for the track “The Next Day”, features Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman and lots of Jesus imagery that is pissing off some Catholics. The video was apparently so intense and offense that it was briefly taken off of YouTube. It’s back up now with this warning:
This video has been age-restricted based on our Community Guidelines
LOL seriously? It’s like Madonna‘s “Like A Prayer” music video scandal all over again, except that was in 1989 and on MTV. I mean really, come on, YouTube.
Anyway. The Catholic League is mad at David Bowie. Lord Carey, Archbishop, thinks he’s immature for making this video. From The Telegraph:
The former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey poured scorn on an attempts by David Bowie to attract controversy by posing as Jesus in his new video – questioning whether he would have been so willing to offend Muslims.
He urged Christians to “rise above” the “juvenile” promotion for the single The Next Day, adding: “I doubt that Bowie would have the courage to use Islamic imagery – I very much doubt it.”
Other Christian commentators dismissed the move as “desperate” adding that, rather than leaving them shocked, it confirmed that Christianity is still important.
The video was temporarily pulled from YouTube, seemingly because of its controversial content.
But the website quickly moved to reinstate it, insisting it had been taken down in error – although adding an adult only rating.
There’s nothing in this video that you haven’t seen in The Da Vinci Code. There’s a pale priest flogging himself. Okay and also Gary Oldman plays a priest and punches a guy in the face. That definitely wasn’t in The Da Vinci Code.
I think Marion Cotillard is playing a prostitue and Bowie is some sort of Jesus. Other images include dismembered eyeballs being served on a plate, bishops appearing to pay for sex, a topless spooky woman with gold nipples, Cotillard + Stigmata, and David Bowie being whipped by a group of people. It’s really just another Thursday night at Iggy Pop’s house.
At the end of the video Bowie breaks the 4th wall when he says pleasantly, “Thank you, Gary, Thank you, Marion. Thank you everybody.”
See more stills from the video in the gallery.
May 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
A couple of others did, too, like Emile Hirsch and Tim Roth, but that doesn’t really matter all that much to me, truth be told. Also, it wasn’t just any old fashion show – it was a fancy-schmancy fashion show for Prada. Yup. Prada. And in case you couldn’t guess it from the, ahem, get-up that my boy Adrien‘s wearing in the photo above, it was “English Gent”-themed.
Finally, guess who led the final walk? Nope, it wasn’t Gary Oldman, much as I love him. It was Adrien. God. This guy’s just so multi-faceted and talented and … I don’t know, DAPPER, right? He goes from hip-hopping from basketball game to basketball game with Lil Wayne to reciting the Best of the Notorious B.I.G.’s Poetry to scholars (without skipping a vulgar word, indeed), to hobnobbing it with some of the UK’s finest male actors on a runway for Prada. Could there be a hotter, more refined-yet-down-to-earth dude ALIVE?
Who looked the hottest?
January 17, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
I don’t know whether you guys already know this about screen legend Gary Oldman, so I’ll just tell you: the man supplies his voice to a lot of video games. Like, a lot of video games.
Like, Medal of Honor and a couple Call of Duty games, for instance. Like, Gary Oldman has participated in almost as many video games as Tim Curry has. Which, like, OK, that’s a lot of video games.
OK, FOR REAL: If you didn’t finally crack and break out into either giggles or guffaws right around 1:16, there might be something wrong with you. I think the real humor maybe has to do with the way Gary Oldman breathes from the diaphragm.
January 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Jenn
New, stunning portraits of Gary Oldman! (I know that wasn’t a complete sentence; I just wanted to cut straight to the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.)
Was there ever an actor more capable, more willing, or more splendid than Gary Oldman?
Here are some facts about your very favorite actor (after Alan Rickman, I mean):
Ahem. Gary Oldman, accomplished actor of stage and screen, was a prodigy pianist (and singer!) as a child. As a teenager, he applied for admission to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but was denied. His seminal portrayal of Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986) marked the fledgling film actor’s first starring screen role. Younger generations, damn them, might know Oldman best as Commissioner Gordon in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, or else they might recognize him as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter movies. Also! Oldman was once married, albeit briefly, to Uma Thurman.
And now, the photos!