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Jack White Gary Oldman 'American Express Unstaged' Promo Draws Blood (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 04/27/2012 6:06 pm Updated: 04/27/2012 6:06 pm

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Jack White tackles Gary Oldman to the floor in new Unstaged promo.

Jack White and Gary Oldman may sound like an unusual creative pairing for some, but after watching this inside look at White's "American Express Unstaged" performance, directed by Oldman, it looks like the two got along quite well. That is, until White tackled Oldman to the ground and busted his lip.

For White, that's what you call a friendly introduction.

Swollen lip aside, the two act like old friends, even though they had never met before. White revealed that he chose Oldman to direct his "Unstaged" performance because he liked the idea of having a director who is also an accomplished actor. "I'm always interested when actors direct because they're going to have a different take on it," White tells Oldman. "In music, if you had the drummer produce the track ... it would be totally different."

Oldman reveals in the promo that he immediately signed on to the project. "It fell from the sky," says Oldman. "It was a wild call, but it was a no brainer for me. I love music." Check it out above.

LISTEN: Jack White Songs

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  • Jack White - Sixteen Saltines

    Music video for Jack White's new single "Sixteen Saltines" directed by AG Rojas. Pre-order his debut album BLUNDERBUSS smarturl.it and visit www.jackwhiteIII.com (C) 2012 Third Man Records under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  • The White Stripes - 'Seven Nation Army'

    Directed by Alex & Martin whitestripess.com xlrecordings.com

  • The White Stripes - Icky Thump

    Directed by The Malloys Get the album Icky Thump at iTunes. Includes the exclusive bonus track Baby Brother. Click the link below to go to iTunes now www.warnerbrosrecords.com The White Stripes Icky Thump Icky Thump Third Man/Warner Bros. Records Dir: The Malloys and Jack White

  • Jack White - Love Interruption

    Music video by Jack White performing Love Interruption. (C) 2012 Third Man Records under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

  • Jack White Plays A Surprise Parking Lot Show At SXSW 2011

    Watch White and Seasick Steve play an impromptu concert in front of the mobile record store/studio.

  • Another Way to Die

    Another Way to Die www.blacktree.tv A couple months ago, Alicia Keys talked about her desire to collaborate with the White Stripes. Shell have to settle for the next best thing, as Keys and Jack White are teaming up for the theme song of the next James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Another Way to Die was written by White, who will also play drums and produce the track. The song marks the first time in Bond history that the films theme will be a duet. When we reported that Keys wanted to collaborate with White, we assumed it was just wishful thinking. We didnt think itd come to fruition so quickly, or that theyd make a Bond theme out of it. The soundtrack for Quantum isnt due out until October 28th. The White combination beat out rumored candidates Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and Duffy for the right to try to join Duran Duran, Shirley Bassey and Carly Simon in the Bond theme hall of fame. Genres: Action Adventure Release Date: November 14, 2008 MPAA Rating: This film has been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for intense sequences of violence and action, and some sexual content. Starring: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo Giannini, Jesper Christensen, Anatole Taubman, Rory Kinnear Directed By: Marc Forster Produced By: Anthony Waye, Barbara Broccoli www.blacktree.tv

  • Jack White - Love is Blindness

    Jack White - Love is Blindness. Mel Borz, Catherine Malikova. Director of Photography — Danny Salkhov. SeNsUaL DeSTiNaTiON.

  • Jack White - I Fought Piranhas

    Deleted scene from the brilliant "It Might Get Loud" documetary Property of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment www.sonypictures.com

  • Ball and Biscuit by The White Stripes

    The White Stripes live at VH1.

  • The White Stripes - The Hardest Button To Button

    The White Stripes - Music Video - The Hardest Button to Button

  • White Stripes - Blue Orchid

    Videoclip de los White Stripes - Blue Orchid

  • The White Stripes - Jolene

    The White Stripes live with the song Jolene

  • The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl

    The White Stripes - Music Video - Fell In Love With A Girl Director: Michel Gondrys Production company: Partizan

  • The White Stripes-The Denial Twist

    This is awesome its the best Stripes vid ever

  • The White Stripes - 'Conquest'

    Directed by Diane Martel whitestripes.com xlrecordings.com

  • The White Stripes - In The Cold, Cold Night

    I saw you standing in the corner On the edge of a burning light I saw you standing in the corner Come to me again in the cold, cold night You make me feel a little older Like a full grown woman might But when youre gone I grow colder In the cold, cold, night I saw you standing in the corner [Lyrics from www.EasyLyrics.org] On the edge of a burning light I saw you standing in the corner Come to me again in the cold, cold night You make me feel a little older Like a full grown woman might But when youre gone I grow colder Come to me again in the cold, cold night I see you walking by my front door I hear the creaking of the kitchen floor I dont care what other people say Im going to love you, anyway Come to me again in the cold, cold night I cant stand it any longer I need the fuel to make my fire burn bright So dont fight it any longer Come to me again in the cold, cold night And I know that you feel it too When my skin turns into glue You will know that its warm inside And youll come run to me, in the cold, cold night [Lyrics from www.EasyLyrics.org] Im going to love you, anyway Come to me again in the cold, cold night I cant stand it any longer I need the fuel to make my fire burn bright So dont fight it any longer Come to me again in the cold, cold night And I know that you feel it too When my skin turns into glue You will know that its warm inside And youll come run to me, in the cold, cold night

  • Death Letter - The White Stripes

    #6 song from their second album "De Stijl" released in 2000 from Sympathy for the Records Industry. Wikipedia link for album info: en.wikipedia.org I got a letter this mornin', what do you reckon it read? It said the gal you love is dead. I got a letter this mornin', what do you reckon it read? It said 'Hurry, hurry, because the gal you love is dead'. Well I packed up my suitcase, took off down the road. When I got there she was laying on the cooling board. I packed up my suitcase, and I took off down the road. When I got there she was laying on the cooling board. Well, hell... It looked like ten thousand people standin' around the burying ground, Didn't know I loved her 'til they began to let her down. Looked like ten thousand people standing on the burying ground. Well, didn't know that I loved her 'til they began to let her down. You know it's so hard to love someone that don't love you. Won't get satisfaction, don't care what you do. So hard to love, well, someone that don't love you. Don't look like satisfaction, well, I don't care what you do. Yeah... Hush! Thought I heard her call my name... Well, I got up this morning, the break of day, Just hugging the pillows, she used to lay. Got up this morning, believe the break of day, Just hugging the pillows where my baby used to lay.

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