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Did you ever rank Albert Finney the best?

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  • Beau S.
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    #153428

    Surprised nobody made this one yet.

    He’s been nominated 5 times without a win.

    Will post my analysis later.

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    Actriz
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    #153430

    Now that Peter O’Toole is sadly gone, is Finney the living male actor with the most nominations without a win?

    Don’t know if he would ever be my personal winner. He was outstanding in Under the Volcano though that was the year that F. Murray Abraham won for Amadeus which is one of my favorite wins.

    Maybe I’ll give him supporting actor for Big Fish because that field was so damn weak.

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    ^ He just might be. 

    I’m not sure that he’s ever been my winner, either. Big Fish probably would’ve made for a satisfying enough opportunity, though my favorite from that year was Peter Sarsgaard in Shattered Glass. As far as career wins go, Erin Brockovich wouldn’t have been the worst thing in the world, but I put him far below Benicio Del Toro.

    What about his performance in The Dresser? It’s not a film I’ve seen nor one that gets a lot of talk these days, but if Duvall had hypothetically won for Apocalypse Now, would he have been a sufficient choice there?  

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    babypook
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    #153432

    Albert Finney? He’s always first in my book.

    1963

     

    Albert Finney Tom Jones

    Paul Newman Hud

    Sidney Poitier Lilies of the Field

    Richard Harris This Sporting Life

    Rex Harrison Cleopatra

    1974

    All worthy nominees

    Al Pacino Godfather 2

    Dustin Hoffman Lenny

    Albert Finney Murder on the Orient Express

    Jack Nicholson Chinatown

    But I’m happy that Carney won. He gives a wonderful, unaffected, touching performance imo. Good for him.

    1983

    Albert Finney The Dresser

    Tom Conti Reuben Reuben

    Michael Caine Educating Rita

    Tom Courtenay The Dresser

    Robert Duvall Tender Mercies

    These are strictly personal favorites. Duvall is a worthy winner, but so (would have been)  the others.

    1984

    Albert Finney Under the Volcano

    F Murray Abraham Amadeus

    Jeff Bridges Starman   I’m so glad the Academy gave him recognition for this, a Sci-fi and a gentle, credible, compassionate performance.

    Tom Hulce Amadeus

    Sam Waterston The Killing Fields

    2000 Supporting

    Albert Finney, Erin Brockovich

    Benicio del Toro Traffic

    Joaquin Phoenix Gladiator

    Jeff Bridges The Contender

     

    Willem Dafoe Shadow of the Vampire

    So it looks as if I’ve placed him first four times.

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    BTN
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    2000. He really deserved the Oscar for Erin Brockovich. “Law school! At this point I’d settle for charm school!”

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    Aunt Peg
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    #153434

    Ranked him first 3 times:

    Tom Jones
    Under the Volcano
    Erin Brockovich

    From my own personal nominations he is a winner twice for Tom Jones and Under the Volcano. 

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    I agree with the comments for Big Fish. He really gives a great performance, and his lack of a nomination for it is bizarre. Robbins is a good winner, don’t get me wrong, but I really would have put Finney in contention. I still have to see Tom Jones, it is one of the few best picture winners I haven’t seen, simply because of availability.

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    #153436

    My current ranking of those years:  All of them really solid years especially 1974 & 1984.  

    1963 lead
    1. Richard Harris, THIS SPORTING LIFE
    2. Paul Newman, HUD
    3. Albert Finney, TOM JONES
    4. Rex Harrison, CLEOPATRA
    5. Sidney Poitier, LILIES OF THE FIELD

    1974 lead
    1. Al Pacino, THE GODFATHER, PART II 
    2. Jack Nicholson, CHINATOWN
    3. Dustin Hoffman, LENNY
    4. Art Carney, HARRY AND TONTO 
    5. Albert Finney, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
     

    1983 lead
    1. Tom Courtenay, THE DRESSER
    2. Michael Caine, EDUCATING RITA
    3. Robert Duvall, TENDER MERCIES 
    4. Tom Conti, REUBEN, REUBEN
    5. Albert Finney, THE DRESSER
     

    1984 lead
    1. Albert Finney, UNDER THE VOLCANO
    2. F. Murray Abraham, AMADEUS 
    3. Sam Waterston, THE KILLING FIELDS
    4. Tom Hulce, AMADEUS
    5. Jeff Bridges, STARMAN
     

    2000 supporting
    1. Benicio Del Toro, TRAFFIC 
    2. Jeff Bridges, THE CONTENDER
    3. Albert Finney, ERIN BROCKOVICH
    4. Willem Dafoe, SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE
    5. Joaquin Phoenix, GLADIATOR
     

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    Pavel Romanov
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    YES! For Erin Brockovich in 2000, a very fiery performance, mixed with the right amounts of humor. And his chemistry with Roberts was great.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Yes, in 2000 for Erin Brockovich. I felt that way in 2000 and I saw Traffic again last year just because, and I still rank him first and over DelToro.

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