With 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' heading to theaters, we look at the actor's best work
4. "Léon" (1994)
This is one of the films that likely sparked a number of viewers to Oldman's capacity to deliver an electrifying performance in a limited amount of time. The actor blows into Luc Besson's "Léon" with ferocious focus and delirious aggression. As the most corrupt of nitrate pill-popping detectives, his big moment features his character delighting in the surgical shotgun snuffing of an entire family, the (ironic) notes of Beethoven bouncing in his head. "Bring me everyone… EVVEERRYYOONNEE!"