Albert Finney has died after a short illness, his family said. He was 82.
The Academy Award-nominated British actor "passed away peacefully ... with those closest to him by his side," his family said in a statement Friday.
Finney starred as Tom Jones in the 1963 movie, earning him the first of his four best actor Oscar nominations. He was also nominated for his roles in "Erin Brockovich," "Murder on the Orient Express," ''The Dresser" and ''Under the Volcano," and starred as Daddy Warbucks in the 1982 film "Annie."
He was nominated for five Oscars in total, including one for best supporting actor, but never won.
He also had roles in the 2012 James Bond movie, "Skyfall," and two of the Jason Bourne movies.
Twice he turned down top British honors — a CBE in 1980 and a knighthood in 2000 — accusing the system of perpetuating "snobbery."
On Friday, after news of his death, those who had worked with him and those who admired him shared tributes online.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Albert Finney. The recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship in 2001, Finney will be warmly remembered for his powerful performances in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Tom Jones, Big Fish and many more. pic.twitter.com/SwuaV84cGE— BAFTA (@BAFTA) February 8, 2019
We are very sad to hear of the loss of Albert Finney.— The Old Vic (@oldvictheatre) February 8, 2019
His performances in plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov and other iconic playwrights throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s stand apart as some of the greatest in our 200 year history. pic.twitter.com/6UmFOjLjx1
The beautiful Albert Finney. pic.twitter.com/pNkq7tZhEi— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) February 8, 2019
Rest in peace dear Albert Finney 😇🙏🏿— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) February 8, 2019
Very sad to hear about Albert Finney. I had the enormous privilege of working with him early on. Apart from being effortlessly great he was also a great all round example of how to behave. https://t.co/mZXeqmWrqJ— Rufus Sewell (@FredrikSewell) February 8, 2019
"I don't think that we necessarily lie. I mean, we make our living by pretending that we're someone else. I don't tell tall tales. I always tell the truth." #RIP Albert Finney, a creative, honest, and always compelling actor who made his every film worth watching. pic.twitter.com/aq03hEZJMy— Tribeca (@Tribeca) February 8, 2019
Finney, who was born in Salford, England, in 1936, was married three times. In 2006, he married Pene Delmage and they lived in London until he passed away.
He is also survived by a son, Simon, from his first marriage.