Oldman is nominated for Best Actor at the 84th Academy Awards for portraying George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
I thought it may elude me. I’ve always wondered what it was like. I’ve always peered through the curtain to the front cabin. I feel like I’ve been invited up. It’s a great thing.
Oldman chats with O’Brien about working with Francis Ford Coppola and preparing for his role in Dracula. They also watch a montage of Oldman’s death scenes in the films he has made.
We rehearsed for four weeks in Napa Valley with Coppola. And they went off and did various things for research, but I said, “Well, what do I do? Because I’m 300 years old and I’m dead.” But when I got back to California, when I got back to Los Angeles, he sent me over a coffin… I think he wanted me to have sex in it.