Oldman is tipped by awards watchers as a front-runner for what could be his first Oscar.
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Oldman slays dragons to play ChurchillIn his 35-year acting career Gary Oldman has played Beethoven, Lee Harvey Oswald, Sid Vicious, Pontius Pilate and Rosenkrantz. Months of research, four hours for makeup and costumes every day, and capturing the famous voice of Britain's wartime prime minister were just some of the challenges facing Oldman in the film "Darkest Hour".Getting there took six months of research, watching and listening to documentary footage of Churchill, and a total face prosthetic for Oldman, who bears little resemblance to the stooping, bow-tied British leader.The plethora of recorded Churchill speeches made the task of capturing his voice harder rather than easier, Oldman said.
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