Albert Finney

Albert Finney 2Born: 9 May 1936

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday to five time Academy Award and three time BAFTA nominated actor Albert Finney, born on this day in 1936.

He made his screen debut in The Entertainer (1960) but his breakthrough role came later that same year in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, for which he received a BAFTA Best Actor nomination.

Finney then auditioned for the title role for Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and was the first choice of director David Lean for the role. Finney however turned it down as he didn’t want to sign a multi-year contract with producer Sam Spiegel.

He received the Best Actor Academy Award nomination for Tom Jones (1963), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Dresser (1982) and Under the Volcano (1984). His final Academy Award nomination was as Best Supporting Actor for Erin Brockovich (2002).

Finney also received a second BAFTA Best Actor nomination for Shoot the Moon (1982) and a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Big Fish (2003).

He is also known for the films Annie (1982), Miller’s Crossing (1990), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Bourne Legacy (2012) and Skyfall (2012).

Read more at The Internet Movie Database

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