Gary Oldman’s Manager Defends Controversial Interview
Douglas Urbanski, Gary Oldman’s manager and business partner, has spoken out in defense of the actor following the release of a controversial interview in Playboy.
In a statement, made public by a Gary Oldman Twitter fan account @GO4Everyone, Urbanski (pictured below) says Oldman’s quotes have been taken out of context.
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“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.”
“In this interview Gary is doing what many intelligent people do: he is illustrating the absurd by being absurd.”
He also refutes that Oldman was defending Mel Gibson’s anti-Semitic rant.
“[Gary] finds any kind of bigotry, homophobia, anti-semitism, racism or sexism unacceptable and disgraceful. Period.”
Urbanski has produced a number of films for Gary Oldman including his directorial debut ‘Nil By Mouth’, the Oscar-nominated ‘The Contender’, and more recently ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’.
The London-born star caused controversy by speaking out in support of Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin, and blasting liberal Hollywood for its “hypocrisy”.
"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*****g hypocrites,” the actor is quoted as saying. Read more from the interview here.