CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS OF RESERVED SEATS FOR A SPECIAL SCREENING OF
“TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY” FOLLOWED BY MY Q&A WITH GARY OLDMAN.
STAY TUNED! WE’LL POST VIDEO OF THE EVENING AFTER THE EVENT.
Gary Oldman is one of the most versatile actors today, though he’s known best for villainous roles where he chews the scenery like so many Baked Pringles. My favorite Oldman line ever:
Which makes his performance in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” that much more remarkable. And not only has he created a powerful George Smiley out of nothing more than quiet looks, he’s made the role his own – another remarkable accomplishment given Alec Guinness’ icon portrayal of the inscrutable English spy in the much-loved TV mini-series of the late ’80′s (if you haven’t seen it – buy it here right now!).
I’m pleased that I’m going to be a small part of a six-film Oldman retrospective at the Arclight in Hollywood. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis for the screenings…though I’m holding five pairs of reserved seats for my Q&A with Oldman after an 8:00PM screening of “Tinker, Tailor” on January 11th. To win, just leave a comment about your favorite Gary Oldman character and your e-mail address. I’ll pick my favorite five responses.
The other films being screened in the series are “Sid and Nancy” (1986), which starred Mr. Oldman as punk-rock legend Sid Vicious, on Monday, January 9th at 6:30 PM; JFK (1991), in which Mr. Oldman played the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald, on Monday, January 9th at 9:00 PM; “The Contender” (2000), with Mr. Oldman as U.S. Congressman Shelly Runyon, on Tuesday, January 10th at 6:00 PM; “Dracula” (1992), starring Mr. Oldman as the title character, on Tuesday, January 10th at 9:00 PM; and “Prick Up Your Ears” (1987), with Mr. Oldman as celebrated playwright Joe Orton, on Wednesday, January 11th at 5:30 PM.
For more info and reservations, check out www.oldmanrsvp.com. See you there!