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  • Albert Finney

    Born on May 9, 1936 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England

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Big Fish (2003)

Albert Finney as "Edward Bloom"

When Edward Bloom (Albert Finney) becomes ill, his son, William (Billy Crudup), travels to be with him. William has a strained relationship with Edward because his father has always told exaggerated stories about his life, and William thinks he's never really told the truth. Even on his deathbed, Edward recounts fantastical anecdotes. When William, who is a journalist, starts to investigate his father's tales, he begins to understand the man and his penchant for storytelling.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003) Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2003) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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Early Edition: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack on 'Frozen Ground,' Emma Stone Joins 'Gangster Squad'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Jul 27th 2011, 4:00AM

Jul 27th 2011, 4:00AM

Never Won an Oscar: Oscars' Biggest Losers

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Feb 23rd 2011, 9:00AM

Feb 23rd 2011, 9:00AM

Their Best Role: Albert Finney

Posted by
Mel Valentin on Jul 19th 2010, 4:15PM

Jul 19th 2010, 4:15PM

Summer Scenes We Love: Wolfen

Posted by
Mel Valentin on Jun 15th 2010, 2:03PM

Jun 15th 2010, 2:03PM

Dustin Hoffman, Finally a Director

Posted by
Peter Martin on Mar 16th 2010, 3:50PM

Mar 16th 2010, 3:50PM

Retro Cinema: Wolfen

Posted by
Peter Martin on Oct 24th 2007, 4:02PM

Oct 24th 2007, 4:02PM

Review: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on Oct 24th 2007, 5:02AM

Oct 24th 2007, 5:02AM

NYFF Review: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 25th 2007, 4:02PM

Sep 25th 2007, 4:02PM

From the Editor's Desk: NYFF, Sidney Lumet and Marisa Tomei Naked ... A Lot

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 20th 2007, 10:02AM

Sep 20th 2007, 10:02AM

Amazing, R-Rated Trailer for 'Before the Devil Knows You're Dead'

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Jul 1st 2007, 8:31AM

Jul 1st 2007, 8:31AM

Amazing Grace for Goldwyn

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Aug 31st 2006, 3:05PM

Aug 31st 2006, 3:05PM

Sidney Knows You're Dead

Posted by
Martha Fischer on May 23rd 2006, 4:02PM

May 23rd 2006, 4:02PM

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