Gary Oldman initially turned down the lead in Sid and Nancy, the punk movement having passed him by without making much of a mark. “I just thought it was a lot of noise, so I was concerned who would see Sid and Nancy? Who cares?” he says of the role that put him on the map. “But I rolled up my sleeves, studied the way I’ve always done. You immerse yourself. I lost a ton of weight and made myself very ill.” To this day, it is not one of his favorites. “I don’t think I’m very good in it,” he says.