Thursday, 28 July 2022 09:42

It's Gary Oldman's day at #Giffoni2022: he will meet giffoners and receive the Truffaut award

It's Gary Oldman's day at #Giffoni2022. The renowned actor will receive the François Truffaut award 2022, the Festival’s most prestigious recognition. The international guest of the 52nd edition of the Festival, star of undisputed prestige, will meet jurors on the 28th of July: over 5000 jurors are eager to welcome him.

Mr. Oldman is the recipient of the 2011 Empire Icon Award which he received for outstanding achievements accomplished over the course of his extraordinary career. In 2018, his remarkable performance as Winston Churchill in the movie Darkest Hour earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor, as well the BAFTAGolden GlobeSAG and the Palm Springs Awards.  Mr. Oldman has been nominated for 3 Academy Awards4 British BAFTA Awards, the Emmy Award4 Empire Awards6 London Film Critics Awards, and countless additional awards and accolades as an actor, screenwriter and acclaimed director. 

During his meeting with the Giffoners, Mr. Oldman will reflect on his eclectic career.  Jurors will be fascinated as he relates stories and anecdotes about the varied roles he has portrayed, including Commissioner Jim Gordon (Batman’s crime-fighting partner), Dracula, Beethoven, George Smiley, Sid Vicious, Herman Mankiewicz, and the terrorist who hijacked Harrison Ford’s Air Force One. 

His portrayal of Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films highlights the theme for this year’s festival, that “we’ve all got both light and dark inside of us,” and the power to choose which path to follow.

Highly regarded as one of the foremost actors of his generation, the multi-talented Mr. Oldman has the distinction of appearing in more successful projects than any other artist spanning the past twenty years.  He has appeared in a staggering 14 films that have opened in the Number One box office position in the U.S. and worldwide. Films in which he has appeared have grossed billions, making him, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the highest-grossing film actor in the history of motion pictures.