Gary Oldman goes off on hypocrisy, political correctness, Gibson and Baldwin

Actor Gary Oldman arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012.

Story highlights

  • Gary Oldman sounds off in Playboy interview
  • Oldman says hypocrisy drives him crazy
  • Hypocrisy and political correctness hurt Mel Gibson, Alec Baldwin, he said
  • Oldman has little patience for Hollywood niceties
So, Gary Oldman, tell us what you really think.
In a raw interview with Playboy, the actor, 56, railed against Hollywood "dishonesty" and double standards, said that Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin have been victims of hypocrisy and asserted that not voting for "12 Years a Slave" to win an Oscar meant "you were a racist."
Oh, and he doesn't like the Golden Globes, helicopter parents or reality TV, either.
Indeed, the "Dark Knight" actor, who's starring in the forthcoming "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," pulled no punches when talking about pretty much anything. The conversation will appear in the magazine's July/August issue.
The Gibson and Baldwin affairs really angered him, he said, because he believes their accusers don't exactly have clean hands themselves.
"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***ing hypocrites," Oldman said. "The policeman who arrested him has never used the word 'n*****' or 'that f***ing Jew'? I'm being brutally honest here. It's the hypocrisy of it that drives me crazy.
"Mel Gibson is in a town that's run by Jews and he said the wrong thing because he's actually bitten the hand that I guess has fed him -- and doesn't need to feed him anymore because he's got enough dough," Oldman continued. "But some Jewish guy in his office somewhere hasn't turned and said, 'That f***ing kraut' or 'F*** those Germans,' whatever it is? We all hide and try to be so politically correct. That's what gets me. It's just the sheer hypocrisy of everyone."
Other Oldman tidbits:
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