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'Tinker Tailor': Gary Oldman reins it in [video]

December 9, 2011 |  5:30 pm

Gary Oldman gives a very restrained performance as George Smiley, the master British spy at the center of "Tinker Tailor Solider Spy." Sometimes, Oldman says in this interview from the Envelope Screening Series, director Tomas Alfredson found Oldman's acting just a bit too subtle. Doing a scene in a movie, Oldman says, is a bit like climbing a mountain a step at a time, and in "Tinker Tailor" he wasn't always sure he could reach the summit.


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