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That its artistic success meant a lot to Oldman was evident at Cannes when, hearing of the Guardian's first admiring review of the film, he is said to have shed tears. But don't bank on that.EastEnders star Laila Morse in RARE snap with Oscar-winning brother Gary Oldman - by CelebsNow
The Mail reporter, who also liked the film, said the actor cried on his shoulder - which Oldman says is 'utter balls'. One thing is certain. The film clearly meant a lot to Oldman, and much more than the rather silly villains he has, of late, played in such films as The Fifth Element and Air Force One. Those films, though, paid for Nil By Mouth, which cost about Dollars 4. The film - its title echoing the notice beside the hospital bed of the insensate drunk at the centre of the story - ends as a kind of wary tribute to Oldman's father.
Oldman senior left Gary's mother at the age of six and drank - like his son - eventually dying of alcoholism.
It isn't true, as the tabloids said to Oldman's disgust, that Nil By Mouth entirely mirrors his father's life or that he was really so violent towards his wife. But there is no question that the feeling of redemption at the end of this very tough film, littered with swear words, has something to do with father and son. As Oldman puts it: I drank for 25 years over my father, but in the end you have to resolve that or go under.
You have to find some way to forgive. Wherever you are, dad, here it is on screen. That was taken from an event that actually happened in my family. Only, in reality, the man hit the woman with a steel-capped boot and tried to drown her.
Some things were so horrendous that I couldn't possibly put them in. It was a risky business, but his family have seen the film and he thinks 'they were very moved by its honesty'. He says he set out to make a sort of love letter, something from the heart.
The last thing he wanted to do was patronise or disgrace them. That is what's so champion about my family. We had some tough times. When my dad left, we didn't have two halfpennies to rub together. So mum went out and worked at two jobs. And she wasn't the only heroic woman in the family.
They don't do so well on self-esteem, these amazing women.
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But they ought to, because there's an extraordinary stoicism and resilience about them. That has its bad side as it makes them keep coming back for more, no matter what. But they never, ever give up, and that's good. The voice is that of Oldman's year-old mother whom he brought over to New York for the recording. He also cast his sister who, at that time, had never acted before - she's listed as Laila Morse, which is an anagram for mia sorella.
Burke sums up her performance: She knew exactly what it was all about. Despite the fact that he's made big money in the United States, Oldman insists he made the film for these people and resisted any attempt to water down either the accents or the language.
They'll have to lump it. I've done enough for a general audience. This is for one particular one. Particularly because that audience, or the people who want to attract it, want him to do roughly the same thing again and again, he believes. He says he knows he hasn't got Andy Garcia's face or a gym-honed body, but he doesn't see why he should play villains all the time.
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After enrolling at the Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama where he's now an honorary fellow and rather prouder of that than of some of his other accoladeshe made his name at the Royal Court in plays such as Serious Money and Women Beware Women. There weren't too many British films about at that time, and there were people like Daniel Day Lewis and Tim Roth competing for the few decent parts going.
Once on the other side of the Atlantic, he landed the part of the lawyer in Criminal Law, who discovers his client is a murderer and rapist; he also played the role of a violent gangster in State Of Grace, and portrayed Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK. Then, Coppola beckoned with Bram Stoker's Dracula and that seemed to set some sort of pattern for the rest of his American career.
True Romance followed, a film in which he played a foul-mouthed and drug dealing pimp. I thought it would lubricate my tool. Laila borrowed thousands from friends to stay off the streets and is now living in the hands of the receivers.
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I thought I could pay back the people I owed but it went straight to the receivers. They pay the rent and bills. Everything I earn they get. The bank reckons that will go on for three years. I had to sell my car. You feel people are looking at you. Laila in the jungle Image: She berates her beloved eight-year-old Jack Russell Eric for running in, exercising her own bark in the process.
It certainly left her in a financial hole. Even when I never earned a lot I was never good with it. I was going out to dinner, buying what I wanted. I like shoes and handbags.
Twice a year sometimes. I was in a job where you could. They were all on finance. I would put it from my mind. Especially at my age.
You might as well knock it out and have a good time. I have always lived for the moment — anything can happen.
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