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NFT: Albert Finney, RIP

Greg from LI : 2/8/2019 9:41 am
One of the greats
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I thought he'd already died  
NoPeanutz : 2/8/2019 9:43 am : link
within the last 2-3 years. Anyway, he was great.
Loved him, even in a smaller role,  
Beezer : 2/8/2019 10:02 am : link
in Big Fish.
RIP to an all time great  
Jints in Carolina : 2/8/2019 10:29 am : link
.
Indeed  
Jay in Toronto : 2/8/2019 10:33 am : link
a great actor. RIP
Great actor  
Anakim : 2/8/2019 10:38 am : link
One of the pioneers of the kitchen sink drama. Also loved him in Big Fish.
definitely one of the greats -  
Del Shofner : 2/8/2019 10:51 am : link
when I was 11 years old I wanted to be him in "Tom Jones." It was the raciest thing I could imagine at that age (and in that era).
RE: Loved him, even in a smaller role,  
FranknWeezer : 2/8/2019 11:00 am : link
In comment 14290670 Beezer said:
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in Big Fish.


Just wanted to say I really love that movie. Especially the end scene. Gets me every time.
He was great  
Matt in SGS : 2/8/2019 11:13 am : link
I remember him when I was a kid and watched Annie and he was Daddy Warbucks.

"Did I just do a commercial?!"
RE: definitely one of the greats -  
jdf : 2/8/2019 11:47 am : link
In comment 14290759 Del Shofner said:
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when I was 11 years old I wanted to be him in "Tom Jones." It was the raciest thing I could imagine at that age (and in that era).


Agreed, he was brilliant in "Tom Jones". One of my favorites. Also, he was good in "Wolfen", an under-rated flick, IMO.
Miller's Crossing  
PEEJ : 2/8/2019 12:07 pm : link
and Murder on the Orient Express
RE: definitely one of the greats -  
ColHowPepper : 2/8/2019 12:49 pm : link
In comment 14290759 Del Shofner said:
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when I was 11 years old I wanted to be him in "Tom Jones." It was the raciest thing I could imagine at that age (and in that era).
yep, we were same age, I suspect. Great, bawdy flic and Susannah York, if i remember correctly, what a cute coquette, romping in the hay
Interesting thing about Finney, for me anyway  
GeofromNJ : 2/8/2019 6:00 pm : link
His face was eminently familiar, but I could never remember his name. Now that I know it, the guy ups and dies.
Barry Lyndon as a young man. Beautifully shot....  
Crispino : 2/8/2019 11:24 pm : link
Kubrick film was a great Finney performance. As an older man, he was incredible in The Dresser. RIP to a great actor.
Awww, a great one  
jpkmets : 2/9/2019 11:04 am : link
Loved him in a bunch of things -- thought he was a great Poirot (second only to Peter Ustinov) in Murder on the Orient Express

My favorite film of his though was an 80's sci-fi film called "Looker" . -- it was one of the first HBO films I remember as a little kid. Really a fun movie.
Good actor  
holmancomedown : 2/11/2019 9:26 pm : link
Shoot the moon good flick .
Naming ALL of Finney's best films or excellent  
BlueLou'sBack : 2/11/2019 10:15 pm : link
roles would be a very long list. Tons of supporting actor roles at the highest level. The reluctant, but ultimately supportive, plaintiff's counsel in Erin Brockovitch is another example.
RE: Miller's Crossing  
Mike in Marin : 2/11/2019 10:52 pm : link
In comment 14290867 PEEJ said:
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and Murder on the Orient Express


He was fantastic in MC. Forgot about that one.
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