English actor Albert Finney passed away at the age of 82, from chest infections on February 7, 2019. Throughout his career, Finner impressed fan and critics alike with his erratic acting and his ability to wear diversified persona.
Why Albert Finney Never Attended Oscars?
Finney is one of the finest actors of his generation and had appeared in more than 45 movies including Tom Jones, Murder on the Orient Express, and Erin Brockovich. Throughout his six-decade-long career, he won 2 of 10 BAFTA nominations and earned 5 Academy Awards nominations. Despite his several Oscar nominations, he never attended the ceremony. While speaking with moviehol.net, the actor shared why he never attended the event. He said,
“I’ve been nominated five times, I think, and I've never been... I was in London. It's a long way to go for a very long party, sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink.”
He was nominated 4 times for Best Actor for Under the Volcano, The Dresser, Tom Jones and Murder on the Orient Express. His last Oscar nomination was for Best Supporting Actor in 2001 for Erin Brockovich.
Albert Finney is survived by his wife Pene Delmage. The English actor had an estimated net worth of $10 milllion. Many actors paid tribute to the actor after his sad demise, including his Skyfall co-star Daniel Craig, who stated,
“I’m deeply saddened by the news of Albert Finney's passing. The world has lost a giant. Wherever Albert is now, I hope there are horses and good company.”
Luke Evans also paid homage to Finney through his Twitter account.
Rest In Peace Albert!