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    Born on March 21, 1958 in New Cross, London, England

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

Gary Oldman as "George Smiley"

In 1970s England the head of MI6, Control (John Hurt), dispatches an agent (Mark Strong) to meet with a Hungarian general who knows the identity of a Soviet spy in the organization's ranks. However, the mission goes wrong, and the general dies before he can reveal the information. Undersecretary Oliver Lacon (Simon McBurney) calls veteran agent George Smiley (Gary Oldman) back from forced retirement to ferret out the mole and stop the flow of vital British secrets to the Russians.

Academy Award (2011) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011) Nominated Leading Actor

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Gary Oldman's 10 Most Transformative Roles (PHOTOS)

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Jonny Black on Jul 12th 2014, 7:00AM

Jul 12th 2014, 7:00AM

Gary Oldman Facts: 27 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the British Actor

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Jonny Black on Jul 11th 2014, 7:45AM

Jul 11th 2014, 7:45AM

Apes and Humans Just Can't Get Along in This Exclusive 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' (VIDEO)

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Kelly Woo on Jul 9th 2014, 1:30PM

Jul 9th 2014, 1:30PM

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Simian Sequel

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Drew Taylor on Jul 9th 2014, 1:00PM

Jul 9th 2014, 1:00PM

Here's a Rare, Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 8th 2014, 9:30AM

Jul 8th 2014, 9:30AM

Gary Oldman Apologizes, Andy Serkis Channels Gollum & Caesar in Our Late Night Roundup (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jun 26th 2014, 3:57AM

Jun 26th 2014, 3:57AM

The Final 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer Will Exceed Your Expectations (VIDEO)

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Drew Taylor on Jun 19th 2014, 7:40AM

Jun 19th 2014, 7:40AM

The New 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Trailer Is All About the Apes (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 8th 2014, 11:00AM

May 8th 2014, 11:00AM

Gary Oldman Candidly Reveals 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Spoilers

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Feb 11th 2014, 3:00PM

Feb 11th 2014, 3:00PM

'RoboCop' 2014 Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the PG-13 Reboot

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Feb 11th 2014, 7:00AM

Feb 11th 2014, 7:00AM

Star Wars: Episode VII' Casting: Gary Oldman Says 'They've Called'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Feb 6th 2014, 11:30AM

Feb 6th 2014, 11:30AM

'RoboCop' Preview: Meet the Future of Law Enforcement (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 23rd 2014, 8:00AM

Jan 23rd 2014, 8:00AM

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Director Matt Reeves Signs on for Third 'Apes' Movie

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 8th 2014, 8:30AM

Jan 8th 2014, 8:30AM

'True Romance' Cast: Where Are They Now?

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Gary Susman on Sep 11th 2013, 4:00PM

Sep 11th 2013, 4:00PM

'RoboCop' Trailer: Joel Kinnaman Is the Crime-Fighting Cyborg (VIDEO)

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Laura Larson on Sep 6th 2013, 7:30AM

Sep 6th 2013, 7:30AM

'Paranoia' Exclusive Preview: Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford Play Ultimate Enemies (VIDEO)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Jul 24th 2013, 8:00AM

Jul 24th 2013, 8:00AM

What Is 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'? Oscar Nominees Guide 2012

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Moviefone Staff on Feb 16th 2012, 10:40AM

Feb 16th 2012, 10:40AM

BAFTA Awards 2012 Red Carpet: Michelle Williams, Viola Davis Meryl Streep And More (PHOTOS)

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Jaimie Etkin on Feb 12th 2012, 10:37AM

Feb 12th 2012, 10:37AM

Gary Oldman, Finally An Oscar Nominee, Reflects On His Long Career

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Jordan Zakarin on Feb 7th 2012, 3:10AM

Feb 7th 2012, 3:10AM

Jessica Chastain: Gary Oldman Made Me Cry (But In A Good Way)

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Christopher Rosen on Jan 19th 2012, 2:22AM

Jan 19th 2012, 2:22AM

Why The Cold War Is Back at the Movies in The Iron Lady, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy&Mission Impossible

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Jason Apuzzo on Jan 13th 2012, 1:04PM

Jan 13th 2012, 1:04PM

Gary Oldman's Life Lessons

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Moviefone Staff on Dec 16th 2011, 7:30AM

Dec 16th 2011, 7:30AM

Gary Oldman on 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' Its Lack of Action and Playing Jim Gordon

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Dec 9th 2011, 6:40AM

Dec 9th 2011, 6:40AM

Gary Oldman on 'The Dark Knight Rises' and How He Feels About Steve Buscemi Impersonating Him

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Sharon Knolle on Dec 6th 2011, 3:30AM

Dec 6th 2011, 3:30AM

Morning Grind: Jennifer Lopez May Play 'Carmen Sandiego'

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Christopher Rosen on Nov 4th 2011, 4:00AM

Nov 4th 2011, 4:00AM

Gary Oldman Knows the Ending to 'The Dark Knight Rises'

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Moviefone Staff on Sep 19th 2011, 7:50AM

Sep 19th 2011, 7:50AM

Get to Know George Smiley in 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Featurette (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 7th 2011, 12:10PM

Sep 7th 2011, 12:10PM

Gary Oldman Wants to Direct Colin Firth in His Next Film

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Sep 6th 2011, 12:15PM

Sep 6th 2011, 12:15PM

'Dark Knight Rises' Conspiracy Theory: Christopher Nolan Is Fooling Us All

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Aug 15th 2011, 6:00AM

Aug 15th 2011, 6:00AM

Watch the Latest Trailer for 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy'

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Harley W. Lond on Aug 4th 2011, 8:30PM

Aug 4th 2011, 8:30PM

Check Out the Dark New 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Poster

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Moviefone Staff on Jul 20th 2011, 6:30AM

Jul 20th 2011, 6:30AM

Oldman, Firth and Hardy As '70s Spies in First 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' Pics

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on May 31st 2011, 9:00AM

May 31st 2011, 9:00AM

Bootlegging Drama 'Wettest County in the World' Ignites Bidding War

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on May 14th 2011, 9:00AM

May 14th 2011, 9:00AM

'Red Riding Hood' Review: A Flailing Fairy Tale

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Jenni Miller on Mar 11th 2011, 5:30AM

Mar 11th 2011, 5:30AM

'Red Riding Hood' and Other Unlikely Fairy-Tale Castings

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Annette Bourdeau on Mar 10th 2011, 12:00PM

Mar 10th 2011, 12:00PM

Gary Oldman on 'Red Riding Hood,' Torture and Working With Catherine Hardwicke

Posted by
Jenna Busch on Mar 10th 2011, 5:00AM

Mar 10th 2011, 5:00AM

Their Best Role: Gary Oldman in 'Immortal Beloved'

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Monika Bartyzel on Mar 9th 2011, 2:00PM

Mar 9th 2011, 2:00PM

Actors Who've Never Been Nominated for Oscars

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Moviefone Staff on Feb 24th 2011, 5:00AM

Feb 24th 2011, 5:00AM

Adrian Holmes on 'Frankie and Alice,' Loving Halle Berry and 'Red Riding Hood'

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Feb 3rd 2011, 6:11AM

Feb 3rd 2011, 6:11AM

Which Actors Have Died the Most in Movies?

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Dec 27th 2010, 8:45AM

Dec 27th 2010, 8:45AM

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