With 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' heading to theaters, we look at the actor's best work
5. "JFK" (1991)
When you think back on Oliver Stone's "JFK," more prevalent actors like Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones might stand out. But the glue of the film is Oldman's pitch-perfect performance as Lee Harvey Oswald, his scenes scattered meticulously throughout. Oldman gets the most out of a sweaty, tightly wound glance here, the reproduction of a unique and awkward syntax there. It's one of the great character actor performances of all time.