The entertainment world has suffered another irreplaceable loss, British actor Albert Finney has died at the age of 82 following a brief illness. The character actor was best known for his versatility and range, a skill set that earned him four Academy Award nominations for Best Actor (for the films Tom Jones, Murder on the Orient Express, The Dresser, and Under the Volcano), as well as one nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as lawyer Ed Masry in Erin Brockovich. From understated performances in so-called “kitchen sink” dramas to the bombast of 1982’s film adaptation of the Broadway musical Annie, Finney brought a multi-layered humanism to each and every role he undertook. Although best known for his film work, he was equally acclaimed for his stagecraft — he was a staple at London’s legendary Old Vic Theatre — and his infrequent sojourns into television resulted in acclaimed productions like The Gathering Storm (in which he portrayed Winston Churchill). The twilight of his career had Finney taking roles in higher-profile films such as Tim Burton‘s underrated fantasy-drama Big Fish, two of the Jason Bourne films, and in the James Bond effort Skyfall.
We celebrate Finney’s career and legacy by asking you to pick your favorite of his films below, and by sharing your thoughts on his work in the comments.