The great British character actor Albert Finney passed away peacefully "after a short illness" last Friday February 8, a statement from a family spokesperson said. He was 82.

Finney's first really big break came as the archetypal (and original) "angry young man" Arthur Seaton in 1960's Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

Finney’s first Academy Award nomination came 3 years later with his role as the eponymous character in Tom Jones. He would go on to get four more Oscar noms with roles in the 1974 Murder on the Orient Express, 1983's The Dresser, 1984's Under the Volcano and 2000's Erin Brockovich. Finney also held 3 Golden Globes, an Emmy and 2 BAFTA Awards, including numerous other nominations in each.   

No less celebrated (just in different ways) were his roles in Skyfall, The Bourne Legacy, Steven Soderbergh's Traffic and Tim Burton's Big Fish – just to name a few.

Enjoy a few of these classic trailers below.

TOM JONES (1963).

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974).

THE DRESSER (1983).

ERIN BROCKOVICH (2000).

BIG FISH (2004).