Spotlight on Gary Oldman as Drexl in #TrueRomance

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With less than six minutes of screen time in Tony Scott’s True Romance (1993), Gary Oldman proves that there truly are no small parts in the acting world. Playing the pimp of the main character, Alabama (Patricia Arquette,) Oldman steals the show. In his performance, he also proves that vocally, there is no place that the human voice cannot go. He is unrecognizable and completely compelling. His monologue, penned by Quentin Tarantino, is one of the best in cinematic history. I am surprised was not nominated for an Oscar for this portrayal. Heck, I’m surprised he doesn’t have a dozen Oscars. He’s amazing. But, like many great character actors, they often are overlooked for the “stars” of projects. But, you can’t silence Gary Oldman. The minute he comes onscreen, whatever he’s in, it’s his scene. He truly owns whatever scene he is in, no matter how large or small.  Take a look at his pivotal scene. From character actor, to leading man, Gary Oldman is truly awesome.

Published by Stephanie Gould

Stephanie holds a B.A. in English from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH and studied at the prestigious Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. She is also a graduate of the improv program at the People's Improv Theater.

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