In honor of Gary Oldman’s Oscar nomination for Best Actor, I am turning my attention to his only Oregon film. Courtney Love’s first film role was a small part in Sid and Nancy. Alex Cox created the role of Gretchen for her, after seeing her audition for the role of Nancy.
That’s not her in the above photo – that’s Choe Webb and Gary Oldman.
When Oldman and Love next appeared in a film together, it was Basquiat (1996). In the intervening decade, both had become stars.
I hereby claim Sid and Nancy as an Oregon film, on the basis of the contribution by Oregonian Courtney Love.