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    Albert Finney

    Rest in Peace.

    While certainly known for a variety of roles over a multiple decades career, playing the title role in Scrooge was my favorite.

    Skyfall was his last movie, and he was brilliant in that movie as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Rest in Peace.

    While certainly known for a variety of roles over a multiple decades career, playing the title role in Scrooge was my favorite.

    Skyfall was his last movie, and he was brilliant in that movie as well.
    Finney was nominated five times for Oscars and never won.

    My favorite of his movies has to be Murder on the Orient Express. I'm also partial to Tom Jones, which won Best Picture for 1963.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    Rest in Peace.

    While certainly known for a variety of roles over a multiple decades career, playing the title role in Scrooge was my favorite.

    Skyfall was his last movie, and he was brilliant in that movie as well.
    Yep, mine too. The definitive Scrooge for me. Big Fish is probably second, although no doubt I'm influenced by the story line.

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    Grandpa in original Willy Wonka.

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    He was pretty darn good in Erin Brokovich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fidel View Post
    Grandpa in original Willy Wonka.
    You might be mistaking Albert Finney for Jack Albertson?

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    He was great in Miller’s Crossing, a very underrated Coen Brothers entry IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldPhiKap View Post
    He was great in Miller’s Crossing, a very underrated Coen Brothers entry IMHO.
    You beat me to it. I share your HO. Great flick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CameronBlue View Post
    Yep, mine too. The definitive Scrooge for me. Big Fish is probably second, although no doubt I'm influenced by the story line.
    Watched Big Fish again this morning.
    What a great movie.
    Smiled up until the conclusion, and was bawling for the last ten minutes of the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuse View Post
    You might be mistaking Albert Finney for Jack Albertson?
    Ugh. Always verify before posting. Always verify before posting. Always verify before posting.

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    Daddy Warbucks!

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    If you haven't seen it, I think Albert Finney's performance in "The Dresser" is amazing. It's a small film from 1983 about the relationship between an aging Shakesperean actor in England during WW2 (Finney) and his valet/wardrobe man (Tom Courtenay) who helps him be able to get on stage night after night. Finney is perfectly cast and delivers a wonderful, bombastic performance. Courtenay is excellent in a much more understated role. Both men were nominated for Best Actor that year. The film itself is good, not great, but the performances are absolutely worth seeing.
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    what a bummer... sail on, man...sail on...
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