We’re always keeping track of what our favorite authors, artists, and pop culture heroes are obsessed with at the moment. After exploring the favorite films of famous filmmakers, we wanted to dig into the cerebral movie files of famous actors. Some of these picks are extremely personal for our list of screen stars — and who can explain why better than someone with a camera constantly pointed at them? Skip past the break to check out a few favorites, and then let us know if any surprise you in the comments below.
Gary Oldman will be reprising his role as Commissioner Jim Gordon in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, which opens in theaters next weekend. His favorite films, however, have nothing to do with the world of comics — though some of them are graphic in their violence. Francis Ford Coppola directed Oldman’s core trio of choices. The actor finds the “grandeur” of Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, and The Godfather: Part II enthralling, calling each work “masterful.” For Oldman, Terrence Malick’s Badlands has “exquisite” storytelling, while Lynne Ramsay’s debut feature Ratcatcher — set in a housing tenement in 1970’s Glasgow — is “a masterful piece of filmmaking.”