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A powerhouse of an actor'
A life-long fan of Manchester United, he declined a CBE in 1980 and a knighthood in 2000.

"I think the Sir thing slightly perpetuates one of our diseases in England, which is snobbery," he said at the time.

He was also reluctant to discuss his craft. "My job is acting, and that is why I hate interviews or lectures, explaining myself to an audience," he once said.


he was mostly a 'powerful' actor, but my favorite role of his was in a movie called A Man of No Importance:
Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar Wilde, his hobby is putting on amateur theatre productions in the local church hall. We follow him as he struggles with temptation, friendship, disapproval, and the conservative yet oddly lyrical world of Ireland in the early 1960s.

it's hard to find, but well worth it
 
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And Tom Jones was just on TMC morning as part of its 30 days of Oscar programming!

Always one of my favorite actors. Very versatile.
 

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When I was a kid I thought the Annie flick was awesome.

Also dude was awesome in Erin Brokovich
 

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When I was a kid I thought the Annie flick was awesome.

Also dude was awesome in Erin Brokovich
Agreed. He was hilarious in Erin Brokovich with Julie Roberts.
 

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