20/02/2012 08:17 GMT | Updated 20/02/2012 08:26 GMT

Gary Oldman Reads 'Jersey Shore' Synopsis On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

With it being the run-up to the Oscars, many of the nominated stars are doing a lot more press than usual to keep their names in the voters' minds.

We've already seen George Clooney take some journalists on a tour around his home, Jean Dujardin's done the obligatory Funny Or Die skit and now... well, now Gary Oldman's got in on the act with something completely different.

Instead of doing something so vulgar as taking people around his house or goofing off for the internet, Commissioner Gordon himself went thoroughly leftfield: reading out the plot synopsis of a particularly depraved Jersey Shore episode on Jimmy Kimmel's chat show.

The infamous (and wildly popular) reality TV show has gone on to inspire Geordie Shore and The Only Way Is Essex, with its breakout star Snooki publishing a book and attempting to start a Jordan-like business empire.

But never in its history has anything so classy and so refined touched Jersey Shore's shores. Gary Oldman, you are a hero. A hero with a slightly wonky mid-Atlantic accent, but a hero nonetheless.

Other golden Jimmy Kimmel moments include... well, you'll have to click and see, now won't you?