Gary Oldman's pantheon of film performances include some deliciously over-the-top characters, like his bad, Beethoven-loving cop in 'The Professional,' hideously scarred pimp in 'True Romance' and the maniacal Zorg in 'The Fifth Element.' But it's his quiet, understated role as retired spy George Smiley in his new film 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' that might get the criminally under-appreciated-by-the-Academy actor his first Oscar nomination. Oldman sat down with Moviefone to discuss the challenge of taking on a role made famous by Alec Guinness and why he needed a dialect coach to play Smiley.
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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In 1970s England the head of MI6, Control (John Hurt), dispatches an agent (Mark Strong) to meet with... Read More

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