Hollywood Remembers Albert Finney as ‘Damn Fine Actor’ and ‘Great Friend’

Five-time Oscar nominee died Friday at age 82

Last Updated: February 8, 2019 @ 8:59 AM

Hollywood is showing their outpouring of support over the loss of Albert Finney, who passed away Friday at the age of 82.

Actors, directors and his co-stars alike are recognizing Finney for his versatility as an actor, his ability to disappear into roles and his handsome charm that helped define a screen persona for generations.

“Remember the great Albert Finney tonight by watching ‘Miller’s Crossing’ and ‘Under the Volcano’ — two vastly different performances that showcase his unique ability to combine power with powerlessness,” “Mission:Impossible – Fallout” director Christopher McQuarrie tweeted.

And those two films don’t even scratch the surface of his career, with others recognizing him for his early achievements in the 1963 Best Picture-winning film “Tom Jones,” his Oscar-nominated work opposite Julia Roberts in 2000’s “Erin Brockovich” and up until his final role in the James Bond thriller “Skyfall.”

“So sad to hear of the passing of Albert Finney. I had the great pleasure of working with him on ‘Annie’ the movie,” actress Bernadette Peters said on Twitter. “Who could forget him in ‘Tom Jones.’ RIP we will miss you!!!”

Finney was a five-time Oscar nominee for “Tom Jones,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “The Dresser,” “Under the Volcano” and “Erin Brockovich,” but he never won. TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz quoted Finney about why he never attended the Oscars ceremony.

“It’s a long way to go just to sit in a non-drinking, non-smoking environment on the off-chance your name is called,” Finney said.

See some of Hollywood’s other reactions via Twitter below: