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Remembering Albert Finney and the Roles That Meant the World to Us


Today, we lost one of the greats. Albert Finney was a versatile actor who always brought life to his characters like no other, and though many of us believe he should have been nominated for an Academy Award many times over, he was sadly never awarded one.

That doesn’t mean that there aren’t roles of Finney’s that we don’t instantly think of when we hear his name. In fact, today proved that he played a part in a lot of our favorite movies. From Daddy Warbucks to Edward Bloom and everything in between, Finney and his work is just as wild as the journey that his characters would take, and we will miss his brilliance.

So many took to Twitter to share their favorite Albert Finney roles to honor him. Of course, Daddy Warbucks was a big one.

But Albert Finney also brought older Edward Bloom to life in Tim Burton’s Big Fish, a role that was completely understated and simply heartbreaking to watch.

Erin Brockovich is another of Finney’s performances that shows his ability and range as an actor, changing the way many viewed masculinity and more.

He was one of the greats, someone we could always count on to break our hearts and make us think and he will be missed. Rest In Peace, Albert Finney.

(image: Columbia Pictures/screengrab)

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