Oldman joins a list of 2012 honorees that includes George Clooney, Glenn Close, Michel Hazanavicius, Brad Pitt, Octavia Spencer, Michelle Williams, and the film Young Adult.
“Gary Oldman is a performer whose ability to portray the most extreme of characters is a testament to the enormity of his talent,” stated Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “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. To this consummate talent who consistently challenges audiences to anticipate the unexpected when he performs, the Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present the 2012 International Star Award to Gary Oldman.”
Oldman’s other film credits include the Harry Potter series, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Sid and Nancy, Prick Up Your Ears, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, State of Grace, JFK, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Romeo is Bleeding, True Romance, Immortal Beloved, The Professional, The Fifth Element, Air Force One, Murder in the First, Jesus, The Contender, Hannibal, The Book of Eli, and The Wettest County.
Source: Palm Springs International Film Festival