5 Of The Craziest Quotes From Gary Oldman's Playboy Interview

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Jun. 24, 2014

Gary Oldman's Playboy interview was a real doozy. In the July/August 2014 issue of Playboy, the actor formerly known as Commissioner Gordon let's it all hang loose when it comes to his honest opinion about several topics.  Never has an actor been more honest knowing that they were on the record, especially for a publication as popular as Playboy.  But hey, I loved him in The Professional!

#5 TOPIC: MEL GIBSON & ALEC BALDWIN

“I just think political correctness is crap. That’s what I think about it. I think it’s like, take a f–king joke. Get over it .?.?.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–king hypocrites. That’s what I think about it. The policeman who arrested him has never used the word ‘n—–’ or that ‘f–king Jew’?  Alec calling someone an F-A-G in the street while he's pissed off coming out of his building because they won't leave him alone. I don't blame him."

#4 TOPIC: AWARD SHOWS

"At the Oscars, if you didn't vote for 12 Years A Slave you were a racist. You have to be very careful about what you say. I do have particular views and opinions that most of this town doesn't share, but it's not like I'm a fascist or a racist. There's nothing like that in my history....  [The Golden Globes is] a meaningless event. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is kidding you that something's happening. They're f**king ridiculous. There's nothing going on at all. It's 90 nobodies having a w**k. Everybody's getting drunk, and everybody's sucking up to everybody. Boycott the f**king thing."

#3 TOPIC: The Dark Knight / Harry Potter Films

“It was work,” he said dryly of the $2 billion series. He added that when people tell you they loved a movie you were in, it’s best not to say something rude about it because “That’s the sort of thing Sean Penn would say. So I now tell people, ‘Thank you, that’s great,’ and move on.”

#2 TOPIC: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

"If I called Nancy Pelosi a c**t - and I'll go one better, a f**king useless c**t - I can't really say that. But Bill Maher and Jon Stewart can, and nobody's going to stop them from working because of it. Bill Maher could call someone a f*g 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 f*g'? I don't get it."

#1 TOPIC: LEGALIZING MARIJUANA

Oldman may have been an alcoholic, but drugs were never his "bag," and he thinks legalizing pot is "silly.  To me, the problem is driving. People in Colorado are driving high and getting DUIs. That’s what I worry about," he said. "Listen, if you want to do cocaine, heroin, smoke marijuana, that’s fine by me. It’s just that I worry about kids behind the wheel of a car more than anything."

Needless to say, some of his comments had his fans lashing out, specially the ones regarding Gibson and Baldwin, so his manager and business part published this letter to extinguish anything Oldman's remarks may have started. 

How do you feel about about Oldman's comments that he so honestly mentioned in his Playboy interview?  Let us know in the comments section!

@Todd_Spence

 
99 comments
lordtoad
lordtoad User

The people at Break must be very disappointed no one ever agrees with them.

Christopher Coyle
Christopher Coyle

Garbage journalism Break.com...although I'm not really sure why I would expect anything credible from you anyway.

Matt Halpin
Matt Halpin

what did gary oldman's long time manager say in defense of this jew hater, he was misquoted and just flamboyant, want to let douglas urbanski, his manager know what you think email him: se8group@msn.com

Paullegory Quails
Paullegory Quails

What if Marilyn Manson put out an album call Anti-Jew superstar? Hmm I wonder...

Robert Kabakoff
Robert Kabakoff

Yes Gary, this is why we, "the Jews" "control Hollywood", Kinda'. We invented it, one of the most successfully creative, peaceful and profitable enterprises in the history of human civilization, along with such other big-titted hits as monotheism, relativity and the Decalogue. "The Jews control Hollywood" - a comment, an observation often made in the style of an accusation. Who controls the defense industries, tobacco, aggro-farming or energy? This is why "the Jews" need a state with lots of massive guns to defend it with which we have and will continue use as long as is necessary, we control that too.

Jan Stevens
Jan Stevens

Good for Gary. Political correctness doesn't work except for the politicians/actors who enforce it in public, and then behind the scenes, spread their own brand of venom while pretending to be righteous.

Toby John Hugh Karlin
Toby John Hugh Karlin

Honestly, I'm amazed and starstruck to get a reply from you Break.com! All hot and bothered and forgetting myself right now. holy shit...ok Toby John Hugh Karlin, breathe...compose yourself. Yep.

Paul D Smith
Paul D Smith

Excuse me? I've read a transcript of Oldman's interview and, colorful language aside, I don't see ANY instances when he says he agrees with what Mel Gibson said or that he "thinks Mel Gibson was right". I see Oldman expressing frustration that some in Hollywood can get away with these kind of remarks and others cannot. It seems clear that Oldman is in the "you cannot make these kind of remarks" category. But the best summary of this whole 'controversy' was in the response of Oldman's manager: "If you read the Playboy piece correctly and entirely, and in context, it is the hypocrisy of political correctness that Gary is addressing, nothing else. It simply cannot be read any other way, and to put it any other way is simply cherry picking something, stating it inaccurately, and creating news where there is none." Hmm... sounds a lot like what Break.com has just done with it. Next time try actually reading the articles and not just looking at the pictures!

whatinitheworld
whatinitheworld UserTop Commenter

Remember: you are free to say what you want as long as it follows what the media tells you is correct. 

Break.com
Break.com

We did. His quotes are crazy. Not saying we agree or disagree. Also your name is really long!

Jeremy Hughes
Jeremy Hughes

Everything he said was spot on. Everyone has a red ass and the media is not helping one bit.

Fred Cheung
Fred Cheung

If anybody actually cared to read the article you would see that he didn't actually say that Mel Gibson was right. In fact he said that he thought that what Mel Gibson said was stupid. He was just pointing out the hypocrisy of political correctness and how it is all right for some people (comedians) to say whatever they want but people like Alec Baldwin and others get their careers ended for saying one stupid thing.

Martin-Lykkegaard-551
Martin-Lykkegaard-551 User

yeah gays should have so equals rights they can get in position where they can decide all boys and girls should be seperated so not to encourage any straight behavior! cos that would be offensive! and being gay is not a mental problem at all.

LooseTrigger
LooseTrigger User

I think Oldman helps no one if tries to relativize disgusting abusive language. He and his colleges are in the spotlight. So, they have to behave responsible, because they are also someone's hero.
He has to try to convince people, that you are able to explain yourself using words, without insulting minorities or groups like the gay community.
Instead he tries to explain that he and his Hollywood colleges has the same right to insult people like an uneducated, bigoted racist.

Mark Hamilton
Mark Hamilton

I completely agree with #5 and #3. No lower life form on Earth than politically correct idiots and you (we) are all hypocrites if you're going to claim you never said ni**er.

Sara Dombrosky
Sara Dombrosky

I don't see this as being something about promoting a certain political agenda, it's more about the hypocrisy in the media in the case of hiding behind humor in order to say what you want. Comedians can get away with a lot because they are comedians and it was said in humor despite how insulting it is, but if someone makes a mistake and shouts something stupid and they aren't comedians, then it follows them forever. He didn't defend Mel Gibson or Alec Baldwin persay, more like he is using them as an example for how hypocritical being politically correct is.

Mark Assar
Mark Assar

The left are idiots! The right are idiots! I really think issues should be painted in more colors than red or blue, left or right.

Mark Assar
Mark Assar

Well, racist opinions don't really need to be heard, IMO, but this wasn't racist, this was a comment on society as a whole. He pretty much says that everybody says dumb shit, to a degree, but if you say it on camera or in public your done. For a similar example that has nothing to do with racism, check out PeeWee Herman. Not my cup of tea, but he was doing what probably everyone there was.

Natalija-Milojevi--401
Natalija-Milojevi--401 User

I agree with everything this man says. He's obviously not afraid to speak his mind and if Kim Kardashian and such people can talk their opinion, so can this man!
BREAK, give us a break, you're annoying with your stupid posts.

Nick-Sabatella-241
Nick-Sabatella-241 User

Surprised to see an actor willingly put himself on the line and not care about being politically correct. Too bad more people aren't just more honest

Ian Duff
Ian Duff

I hope people don't go nuts over this. I like Gary Oldman,,,,, I also miss Mel Gibson. I mean... I despise Tom Cruise as a person, but like his films

Jacob Schneble
Jacob Schneble

no he did not defend them he more or less used them to point out a hypocrisy in Hollywood . That is all

Destiny Emery
Destiny Emery

yeah, that's true. @Britnee and Judi: i apologize for my ignorant comment above. i didn't know what i was thinking.

Judi Spiro Weislo
Judi Spiro Weislo

No, they just need to shut up, and keep their nasty opinions to themselves. You can't stop people from thinking things, but you sure as h*ll don't have to be subjected to listening to it either.

offcamber2609
offcamber2609 User

Hats off to Gary Oldman. I think Mel got a bad rap too. The guy was drunk and spoke a bunch of crap that everyone who knows the guy said there is no way he actually feels that way. There is a reason why I torrent every movie I watch and Hollywood gets none of my money.

Judi Spiro Weislo
Judi Spiro Weislo

Why do people think, that everything on their mind that is mean spirited, prejudicial, or nasty has to be publicly expressed? Think what you want, but you don't have to express it out loud to hurt or harass others. Mel Gibson is an bigoted a**, not to mention hot tempered too. He is definitely a talented actor, loved most of his movies, but he needs to keep his remarks to himself. Most actors are too egocentric, and think, that they have to be heard about all that's in their minds...NO....Which has nothing to do with thinking like a liberal, it's just plain annoying & unnecessary.

Nicholas Ratay
Nicholas Ratay

Typical, someone speaks their mind and they happen to go against the precious Hollywood system, so now facts are being twisted and lies are being spread just like the title of this article. He never once said he thought Mel Gibson was right. He said political correctness is not right. Break.com, if you disagree with what he said, just say so instead of lying and distorting facts. That 100% proves that Gary is right. I completely agree with Gary.

LaRue Thompson
LaRue Thompson

Keep talking men and don't stop you have more followers than you know

LaRue Thompson
LaRue Thompson

everything that Mel Gibson and Gary are saying is true and there is nothing wrong with stating your beliefs. Are we still in America?

Muhammad Bilal Islam
Muhammad Bilal Islam

Holy crap my respect level for him shot through the roof EDIT: Okay except for point 1 & 3.

Destiny Emery
Destiny Emery

ok, ok racist don't deserve to be beaten to death. but how do we punish them without involving violence?

Cheryl L'Esperance
Cheryl L'Esperance

On the homosexuality comment, let me clarify before these people get all butt-hurt(no pun intended) I mean alot of the hollywood crowd act like and say they're gay, because they are doing what they think will get them more attention in the media and so-forth!

Cheryl L'Esperance
Cheryl L'Esperance

Sorry, guys...in the statement"I don't believe his opinion is sincere," I made a mistake. I meant I don't believe his Apology was sincere.

Cheryl L'Esperance
Cheryl L'Esperance

I'm thinking the ONLY reason he is sorry is because he got to thinking," Wow! Did I just diss Hollywood?! Oh crap!!!"This might seal his fate as far as people(liberal Hollywood) wanting to use him in films or anything of the like!! He was SO spot on about how Hollywood and the liberal media act towards people with a "different" opinion. I don't believe his opinion was sincere. Maybe he could have done without all the F-bombs!!! But that's ok! Bill Maher and all the sans-testical media need to freaking lighten up and quit being so [Effin] hypocrytical!!! I am not really surprised that he feels this way. He is a Brit (like the conservative) and as patriotic as I am,(I LOVE my country) I hate what America has become!!! We are going to HELL in a handbasket, my fellow Americans, and guess what?! We have ourselves to blame(mainly the liberal voters) because guess who put O-bummer into office?? We did. He just put the nail in the coffin if you will!!! Gary Oldman called out the liberal, nutless over-sensitive Hollywood, and they don't like it!!! The truth hurts bitches. Gary Oldman is an intelligent and talented actor.(he possesses something most of Hollywood doesn't... INTEGRITY) There are a few of the Hollywood crowd out there who also have a mind of their own, and don't follow lame -ass trends(including homosexuality).Those are the actors who stand alone, and get chastised for thier beliefs!!!

Scott Ian
Scott Ian

well break u dont see anything wrong w redskins name so u should probably stfu

Guy Scott
Guy Scott

I wish you Lib's could step away from the discussion and listen to yourself . this is the united States of America, we have the right to say what we like and you Lib's have the right not to agree or not listen. Gary just hit the nail on the head , this guy over here calls someone a lesbian and it's cute funny and no one cares but this guy over here gets drunk and says some things that probably doesn't even remember saying. Now you want to get your pantys twisted. Gary wasn't defending what Mel said , he basically said Mel did something out of frustration and got caught doing it. So let me ask you Lib's something who is going to come to your house and arrest you for posting threats on Facebook ??

Brandon Moore
Brandon Moore

I don't see why he's apologizing. He said what many people were already thinking. He's right about the extreme hypocrisy of it all.

Jake Stephey
Jake Stephey

@Ryan. Political Correctness was created to foster a reactionary dichotomy; otherwise it wouldn't be acceptable by elites to be politically incorrect now. When they depict all homosexuals as flaming and annoying they do not really expect people to be politically correct in their reaction. When they depict Muslims as synonymous with violent primitive looking terrorists they do not really expect people to be politically correct in their reaction. When they depict so called 'liberal parenting' in a terrible light, they know full in well this will evoke parents to be more paranoid and authoritarian. As far as "Zionist Correctness" goes, however, one can be as politically incorrect as they want in all areas above, but to question the Jews is off limits and if you do you're a horrible racist, homophobic, bigot, etc, whereas before you questioned the rulers you were merely 'politically incorrect', which as stated, is actually (as intended by Jews) acceptable.

J-Noose
J-Noose User

Still love ya, Gary. Keep up the good work, and I hope to share the screen with you

Mausy Fingerpin
Mausy Fingerpin

i agree. the sooner bigots out themselves the better then we know who is holding our society back.