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RoboCop 2014 - Gary Oldman said he did it for the money

by Pierce King. Published Thu 13 Feb 2014 17:22, last updated: 18/02/14

British acting legend Gary Oldman has cracked on that the real reason he signed up to star in the new RoboCop movie was for the money.

The Oscar-nominated star said it was the wage packet that motivated him to join the sci-fi reboot as Doctor Dennett Norton.

He made the quip at a press junket for the film alongside Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish and director Jose Padilha.

The 55-year-old joked "Why am I in this movie? Money!

"I'm at the mercy of what the industry is making and what comes through my door.

"But I thought this was an intelligent script and I love Jose's point of view."

The actor, who has starred in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, Nil By Mouth and four of the Harry Potter films, continued: "It's always interesting when you've got someone on the outside coming in to make a movie like this, a part of American pop culture.

"You've got people like Alfonso Cuaron making Harry Potter, Tomas Alfredson makes Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and a Brazilian documentarian (Padilha) making RoboCop.

"It was a hard one to turn down really."


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