Gary Oldman to Be Honored by the Palm Springs International Film Festival

Gary Oldman - "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" Premiere - 68th Venice Film Festival - P - 2011
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Gary Oldman will be honored with the International Star Award at the 23rd annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Awards Gala on Jan. 7 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

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“Gary Oldman is a performer whose ability to portray the most extreme of characters is a testament to the enormity of his talent,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said. “In Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as the embodiment of John le Carré's classic spymaster George Smiley, he combines cunning, pathos and cold determination when he is brought out of retirement to ferret out a double agent during the Cold War.”

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Oldman, who burst on the international film scene with 1986’s Sid and Nancy, has had ongoing roles in two of the biggest franchises of all time, playing Sirius Black in the Harry Potter movies and Captain Jim Gordon in the Dark Knight series.

The festival itself runs Jan. 5-16.