Best Actor Frontrunner Gary Oldman Says Winston Churchill Role In ‘Darkest Hour’ “Was An Exercise In Stamina”

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Gary Oldman, who spent over 200 hours in the make-up chair to become the iconic British politician Winston Churchill and at the film’s end had carried around half of his body weight with the prosthetics that added 10 pounds each day, said it was a physically challenging role. Oldman garnered a Best Actor nomination today and is considered a lock to win the Oscar. Oldman, who has been acting for 36 years, was nominated once before in the category in 2012 Tinker Tailor Soldi…