I'm not sure which is more inconceivable: that Gary Oldman has never been nominated for an Oscar before 2012, or that Oldman finally has been nominated for his first Oscar.
Being nominated for acting awards is nothing new for Gary Oldman, but his starring role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has netted him even more nominations, with Oldman already being awarded the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor.
You don't tug on Superman's cape. You don't spit into the wind. You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger. And if you're an actor, you definitely don't show up late to a meeting with Steven Spielberg.
"I just got tired of being the villain, or the go-to guy when you wanted someone who was an extrovert or an eccentric. There’s a villain role that came in for me recently, and I just said, 'This is how much I want.' [Laugh] You have to pay me this much to even get me at the table, because I’m more expensive if I play a villain!"
Here are a couple featurettes from Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
The movie stars a handful of the best British actor's working today; Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Toby Jones and Benedict Cumberbatch.