The things they say

“I think I’m still in shock about it. It is very fitting that one gets a nomination for playing George Smiley in Berlin… It was the centre of the Cold War, and, in the Karla trilogy, in the final book, he (Smiley) gets his man in Berlin… The screenwriter couldn’t put it together as well as this.” Gary Oldman on learning he’s a first-time Best Actor Oscar nominee while promoting Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy in Germany.