Gary Oldman went on a tirade about what he calls “liberal hollywood,” and in the process, defends actors Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin. The interview, which was done with Playboy, became a verbal assault on Hollywood.
“I don’t know about Mel. He got drunk and said a few things, but we’ve all said those things. We’re all f—ing hypocrites,” Oldman later went on to claim. “The policeman who arrested him has never used the word n—— or that f—ing Jew?” he asked.
“political correctness is crap.” “Take a f—ing joke. Get over it,” he went on to say.”Take a f—ing joke. Get over it,” he went on to say.
Gibson was arrested in 2006 for DUI and verbally assaulted the officers in the process. He later was recorded on a cell phone verbally assaulting his wife a short time later. Oldman also went on to defend Alec Baldwin, who called a photographer a gay slur.
“Bill Maher could call someone a fag and get away with it. He said to Seth MacFarlane this year, ‘I thought you were going to do the Oscars again. Instead they got a lesbian.’ He can say something like that. Is that more or less offensive than Alec Baldwin saying to someone in the street, ‘You fag’? I don’t get it.”Oldman is set to appear in the upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes and played Detective and Commissioner Gordon in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy.
A British actor, Oldman has appeared in 76 films including the role of Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy. In 2012 Oldman was nominated for his first Academy Award for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. He lost to The Artist’s Jean Dujardin.