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Sean Connery
Born Thomas Sean Connery
25 August 1930 (1930-08-25) (age 79)[1]
Edinburgh, Scotland
Occupation Actor/Producer
Years active 1954–2006
Spouse(s) Diane Cilento (1962–1973)
Micheline Roquebrune (1975–present)
Official website
.Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930), more commonly known as Sean Connery, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award winning Scottish actor and producer.^ Sean Connery is 79 years old and was born on August 25th, 1930.
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^ Name: Sean Connery Born: 25 August 1930 (Age: 79) Where: Edinburgh, Scotland Height: 6' 2" Awards: Won 1 Oscar, 2 BAFTAs, 3 Golden Globes All about this star .
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.He is best known for portraying the character James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983.[2] In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables.^ Connery previously played James Bond in seven films.

^ Connery, best known to audiences around the world for his role as James Bond, has appeared as Bond in seven films, beginning with Dr. No in 1962, and concluding with Never Say Never Again in 1983.
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^ In 1967, during the unsatisfying experience of filming You Only Live Twice, Connery quit the role of Bond, having grown tired of the repetitive plots, lack of character development, and the general public's growing demands on him and his privacy (as well as fear of typecasting).
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[3] .His film career also includes such films as Marnie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Dragonheart, and The Rock.^ So Connery's last film is The League Of Extraordinary by Osmosis Jones .
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^ The Hunt for Red October .
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^ I'M the biggest fan of Hunt for Red October...
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.Connery has been polled as the "greatest living Scot"[4] and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2000.[5] In 1989, he was proclaimed the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, and in 1999, at the age of 69, he was voted the Sexiest Man of the Century.^ He was voted People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1989.

^ Formally knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in an hour-long ceremony at Edinburgh's Holyrood Palace.

^ Despite this revolutionary behaviour, he would be knighted by the Queen in 2000.
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Early life

.Thomas Sean Connery was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh to Euphemia "Effie" (born Maclean), a cleaning woman, and Joseph Connery, a factory worker and lorry driver.^ Man and boy August 25, 1930 – Born Thomas Sean Connery in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, to Euphamia and Joseph Connery.

^ He was born Thomas Connery in Fountainbridge, in the south-west of Edinburgh, on the 25th of August, 1930.
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^ Fountainbridge is an area of Edinburgh where he was born.

[6] .His father was a Roman Catholic of Irish descent with roots in County Wexford, while his mother was a Protestant.^ His father, Joseph Connery, was a Catholic of Irish descent with roots in County Wexford, Ireland and his mother, Euphamia "Effie" Maclean, was Protestant.
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He has a brother, Neil. .Connery claims he was called Sean, his middle name, long before becoming an actor, explaining that when he was young he had an Irish friend named Séamus and that those who knew them both had decided to call Connery by his middle name whenever both were present.^ He claims he was called by his middle name Sean long before he became an actor, explaining that he had an Irish friend named Seamus and those who knew them both decided to call him by his middle name whenever he was with Seamus, and it stuck.
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^ Jun/09 Sean was taller than Gert Frobe who claimed 186cm which is 6-1 and a quarter.
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^ If so, Bradbury has casting suggestions: Sean Connery as Fire Captain Beatty, who was once an avid reader, and Nicolas Cage as Guy Montag, a conflicted fireman: The actors ?are friends,...
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His first job was as a milkman in Edinburgh with St. Cuthbert's Co-operative Society.[7] He then joined the Royal Navy during which time he opted for two tattoos that are described on his official website as:
.'unlike many tattoos, his were not frivolous - his tattoos reflect two of his lifelong commitments: his family and Scotland.^ Gets two tattoos: "Mum and Dad" and "Scotland Forever".

.After six decades, his tattoos still reflect those two ideas: One tattoo is a tribute to his parents and reads "Mum and Dad," and the other is self explanatory, "Scotland Forever."^ He has a tattoo that says "Scotland Forever" on his forearm.
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^ Dissatisfied with his austere surroundings, Connery quit school at 15 to join the navy (he still bears his requisite tattoos, one reading "Scotland Forever" and the other "Mum and Dad").
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^ Reportedly, the huge salary offered Connery was but one consideration that brought him back to the 007 fold; the other  Read More .
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[8]
Connery was later discharged from the navy on medical grounds because of a duodenal ulcer. .Afterwards, he returned to the co-op, then worked as, among other things, a lorry driver, a labourer, an artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art,[9] and a coffin polisher.^ Formerly worked as a coffin polisher.

^ In his whole life, he worked as Sailor in Royal Navy, bodybuilder, bricklayer, lifeguard, coffin polisher, model for art classes and actor.
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^ Holding down several minor jobs, not the least of which was as a coffin polisher, Connery became interested in bodybuilding, which led to several advertising modeling jobs and a bid at Scotland's "Mr.
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Acting career

.Looking to pick up some extra money, he helped out backstage at the King's Theatre in late 1951.[10] He became interested in the proceedings, and a career was launched.^ When John Hogg, an experienced cabinet maker, mentioned there was extra money to be made that Christmas by helping out backstage at the Kings Theatre, Tam showed an interest.
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^ The extra money would come in helpful as Joe would break his wrist and nose in an industrial accident, and Effie would have to go out charring.
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^ It really wasn't looking good, particularly now Pierce Brosnan had picked up the Bond mantle and scored a smash with GoldenEye.
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He also took up bodybuilding as a hobby. While his official website claims he was third in the 1950 Mr. Universe contest, most sources place him in the 1953 competition, either third in the Junior class[10] or failing to place in the Tall Man classification.[11] .One of the other competitors mentioned that auditions were being held for a production of South Pacific;[10] Connery landed a small part.^ Disappointingly, he came only third in the Junior class but, as luck would have it, one of his rivals mentioned some auditions being held for South Pacific at the Theatre Royal.
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^ Let them their dreams:-) Milosss says on 2/Jan/10 Miles O'Keeffe was one inch taller than Connery in "Sword of the Valiant" .
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^ Connery is known for his trademark Scottish accent and saturnine good looks, repeatedly mentioned as one of the most attractive men alive by magazines, even though he is considerably older than most other sex symbols.
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.Connery was a keen footballer, having played for Bonnyrigg Rose in his younger days.^ By the way are you having a laugh...there is no way Connery is 6'2" these days.
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He was offered a trial with East Fife. .While on tour with South Pacific, Connery played in a football match against a local team that Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United, happened to be scouting.^ While playing for the show's football team, Sean was spotted by Matt Busby's scouts and offered a trial with Manchester United (how close Roy Keane came to following in his footsteps!
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^ Synopsis: This is a 100-minute soccer film of World Cup teams playing at different locations on the Iberian peninsula in 1982, ending with the play-off matches.
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According to reports, Busby offered Connery a contract worth £25 a week immediately after the game. .Connery admits that he was tempted to accept, but he recalls, "I realised that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves."^ Maybe 190-191cm out of bed why in the sam hill do you have these actor's 1 inch higher than what rob has them listed at?
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^ Reportedly, the huge salary offered Connery was but one consideration that brought him back to the 007 fold; the other  Read More .
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^ And Sean Connery at age 30 would be great.
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[12]
.One of his major early film parts was in Another Time, Another Place (1958).^ Another Time, Another Place (1958) 4.

^ While filming "Another Time, Another Place" with Lana Turner, her lover, a hoodlum named Johnny Stompanato, arrived at the studio in response to rumors that she was having an affair with Connery.
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^ Unable to offer him anything, Fox now loaned Connery out for Another Time, Another Place, which brought him his first taste of real Hollywood glamour.
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.During filming, star Lana Turner's possessive gangster boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato, who was visiting from Los Angeles, believed she was having an affair with Connery at work.^ During the shoot, Turner's then-boyfriend, the gangster-type Johnny Stompanato, arrived on the set and pulled a gun on Connery, demanding he leave Turner alone (the pair were reportedly dating).
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^ While filming "Another Time, Another Place" with Lana Turner, her lover, a hoodlum named Johnny Stompanato, arrived at the studio in response to rumors that she was having an affair with Connery.
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^ This was a vehicle for the fast-fading sex goddess Lana Turner, who here played a newspaperwoman seduced by Sean's war correspondent in London during the Blitz.
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.He stormed onto the set and pointed a gun at Connery, only to have Connery disarm Stompanato and knock him flat on his back, causing Stompanato to be banned from the set.^ During the shoot, Turner's then-boyfriend, the gangster-type Johnny Stompanato, arrived on the set and pulled a gun on Connery, demanding he leave Turner alone (the pair were reportedly dating).
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^ Johnny Stompanato Wikipedia - Recent changes [en], May 9, 2009 ...On one occasion, Stompanato stormed onto a movie set in the UK and pointed a gun at actor Sean Connery , her costar in Another Time, Another Place , only to have Connery take the gun from him, beat him, and force him from the movie set.
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^ Though a box office flop it was a huge video hit, setting Connery back on the road to greater things.
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[13] .Connery later recounted that he had to lie low for a while after receiving threats from men linked to Stompanato's boss Mickey Cohen.^ Later, a jury would decide Turner's 14-year old daughter had acted in self-defense when she stabbed the abusive Stompanato to death; according to a forthcoming biography by Robert Sellers, the gangster Mickey Cohen thought Connery was in some way responsible for the death, and Connery spent some time in hiding.
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^ Stompanato's ex boss, Mickey Cohen, it seemed, did not buy the murder story and was after revenge.
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.Connery landed a leading role in the famed Disney film Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959).^ Synopsis: In its promotional material for the 1959 theatrical feature Darby O'Gill and the Little People , the Disney studio went into whimsical overdrive, hoping to convince the younger viewers that the leprechauns appearing in the film were not merely normal-sized actors made small via special effects, but  Read More .
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^ After a two-year sabbatical from films, Connery was advised to do a Michael Caine and keep his profile high by taking as many roles as possible.
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^ Comic Book Resources, September 8, 2009 ...At September 8, 2009 , Gavin wrote: @ knivesinwest11 Yeah, Darby O'Gill is a really good flick and Sean Connery sings.
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.He also had a prominent television role in Rudolph Cartier's 1961 production of Anna Karenina for BBC Television, in which he co-starred with Claire Bloom.^ Auditions were held, Sean (who'd just had a small role in The Longest Day) being seen on the strength of good reviews for Anna Karenina.
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^ With nothing else on the horizon, he played in Macbeth on TV, and Anna Karenina, acting as Vronsky to Claire Bloom's titular heroine.
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^ In late 1952 a touring production of The Glorious Years, starring Anna Neagle, was to play the Empire for 5 weeks.
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[14]

James Bond (1962-1967;1971;1983)

.Connery's breakthrough came in the role of secret agent James Bond.^ Sir Thomas Sean Connery is an Oscar-winning Scottish film actor who is best known as the original cinematic James Bond.
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^ With Roger Moore now proving a success as Bond, Connery could perhaps leave the role behind at last.
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^ In November, 1961, Connery signed up as James Bond in a deal that would hold him for six years.
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He played the character in seven Bond films: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and Never Say Never Again (1983). All seven films were commercially successful.
.James Bond's creator, Ian Fleming, originally doubted the casting, saying, "He's not what I envisioned of James Bond looks" and "I’m looking for Commander Bond and not an overgrown stunt-man," adding that Connery (muscular, 6' 2", and a Scot) was unrefined.^ Connery did look a legit 6'2" as Bond.
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^ Sir Thomas Sean Connery is an Oscar-winning Scottish film actor who is best known as the original cinematic James Bond.
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^ The movie was made in 1975, putting Connery at 45 years old, and to be honest he didn't look to have shrunk at all from his Bond days.
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However, Fleming's girlfriend told him Connery had the requisite sexual charisma. Fleming changed his mind after the successful Dr. No premiere; he was so impressed, he created a half-Scottish, half-Swiss heritage for the literary James Bond in the later novels.
.Connery's portrayal of Bond owes much to stylistic tutelage from director Terence Young, polishing the actor while using his physical grace and presence for the action.^ Sir Thomas Sean Connery is an Oscar-winning Scottish film actor who is best known as the original cinematic James Bond.
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^ Connery could be a cool actor (the Bond films), a great actor (ROBIN & MARIAN, THE UNTOUCHABLES), or a gimme-the-paycheck actor (everything AFTER THE UNTOUCHABLES).
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^ But it did bring Connery back to the attention of Terence Young.
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.Robert Cotton wrote in one Connery biography that Lois Maxwell (the first Miss Moneypenny) noticed, "Terence took Sean under his wing.^ James Bond was the main character of a series of novels by Ian Fleming before Sean Connery and several other actors took to quipping, Bond.
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^ And reading on camera was an eye-opener because I realised I've got that Sean Connery range of one voice, just at different sound levels.
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^ From a somewhat earlier period of film, one can think of Outland, with Sean Connery , representing the brutalized life on a mining colony near Saturn.
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He took him to dinner, showed him how to walk, how to talk, even how to eat." .Cotton wrote, "Some cast members remarked that Connery was simply doing a Terence Young impression, but Young and Connery knew they were on the right track."^ But it did bring Connery back to the attention of Terence Young.
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^ When Amiel replaced that other dude from the REPLACEMENT KILLERS, I knew Connery had gotten his hands on the script and changed it (much like all so-called Megastars do - they seem to think its their god given right to meddle with the movie).
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^ But Terence Young saw something else and, repaying his earlier debt, gave Connery a crash course in cultured behaviour.
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[15]
.In 2005, From Russia with Love was adapted by Electronic Arts into a video game, titled James Bond 007: From Russia with Love, which featured all-new voice work by Connery as well as his likeness, and those of several of the film's supporting cast.^ James Bond 007: Coming Attractions .
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^ From Russia with Love 007 (International: English title: video box title) ...
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^ Connery too was hoping to step out of the limelight, hoping to produce an all-Scottish Macbeth as well as write poetry.
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Beyond Bond

Connery in 1988
.While making the Bond films, Connery also starred in other acclaimed films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie (1964) and Murder on the Orient Express (1974).^ Sir Thomas Sean Connery is an Oscar-winning Scottish film actor who is best known as the original cinematic James Bond.
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^ Connery could be a cool actor (the Bond films), a great actor (ROBIN & MARIAN, THE UNTOUCHABLES), or a gimme-the-paycheck actor (everything AFTER THE UNTOUCHABLES).
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^ The Bond Brand Lives On Bangladesh Daily Star, February 6, 2009 ...Bond is hardly the same Bond portrayed over a generation ago by the likes of Roger Moore and Sean Connery .
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.Apart from The Man Who Would Be King and The Wind and the Lion, both released in 1975, most of Connery's successes in the next decade were as part of ensemble casts in films such as Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and A Bridge Too Far (1977).^ Harold Sakata who played Oddjob in Goldfinger was 5ft 8 and did a good job of looking tall next to Connery.
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^ Synopsis: This breathlessly paced high-tech thriller stars Sean Connery as Anderson, a career criminal who's just been released from his latest prison term.
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^ His next effort would be the arty The Next Man where he played an Arab politician trying to work out a deal with Israel and feed the Third World.
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.In 1981, Sean Connery appeared in the film Time Bandits as Agamemnon.^ Sir Thomas Sean Connery is an Oscar-winning Scottish film actor who is best known as the original cinematic James Bond.
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^ Sean Connery plays Zed, the central rebel, who begins the film as a member of the Exterminators, a band of skilled assassins who  Read More .
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^ Sean Connery had franchised himself as the "cool Connery character" so many times it's starting to border on parody.
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.The casting choice derives from a joke Michael Palin included in the script, in which he describes the character as being "Sean Connery — or someone of equal but cheaper stature".[16] When shown the script, Connery was happy to play the supporting role.^ Sean Connery plays Zed, the central rebel, who begins the film as a member of the Exterminators, a band of skilled assassins who  Read More .
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^ Synopsis: Sean Connery plays one of his early roughneck types in the British gangster picture Frightened City.
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^ Star Sean Connery plays  Read More .
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.After his experience with Never Say Never Again in 1983 and the following court case, Connery became unhappy with the major studios and for two years did not make any films.^ After a two-year sabbatical from films, Connery was advised to do a Michael Caine and keep his profile high by taking as many roles as possible.
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^ Ed(1) says on 22/Jun/09 It's tough to pinpoint either of these two, but Connery has always maintained an edge on Ford, with what looks like at least 2" back in Last Crusade(1989), and close to it in recent years.
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^ Why did Connery not do the new Indy film?
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.Following the successful European production The Name of the Rose (1986), for which he won a BAFTA award, Connery's interest in more commercial material was revived.^ Himself Die Abtei des Verbrechens: Umberto Ecos 'Der Name der Rose' wird verfilmt (1986) (TV) ....
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^ And greater things came his way immediately when he won a BAFTA for his performance as Brother William of Baskerville, solving monastery murders in a film adaptation of Umberto Eco's The Name Of The Rose.
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^ Recycled Alien's MySpace Blog, June 9, 2009 ...s The Name of the Rose was a huge international bestseller, and the basis for a film starring Sean Connery .
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.That same year, a supporting role in Highlander showcased his ability to play older mentors to younger leads, which would become a recurring role in many of his later films.^ After a two-year sabbatical from films, Connery was advised to do a Michael Caine and keep his profile high by taking as many roles as possible.
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^ Worse, his mother Effie suffered a stroke during filming (she'd die a couple of years later).
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^ Back in 1991, Connery was extremely proud to be made a Freeman of Edinburgh, that same year taking a much more active role in Scottish politics.
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.The following year, his acclaimed performance as a hard-nosed cop in The Untouchables (1987) earned him the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, his sole nomination throughout his career.^ When he took the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor (the year after his mate Caine took it for Hannah And Her Sisters), he received two standing ovations.
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^ Himself - Co-presenter: Best Supporting Actor Premiere: Inside the Summer Blockbusters (1989) (TV) ....
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^ Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role & Presenter: Best Visual Effects "Aspel & Company" ....
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.Subsequent box-office hits included Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), in which he played the title character's father, The Hunt for Red October (1990) (where he was reportedly called in at two weeks' notice), The Russia House (1990), The Rock (1996), and Entrapment (1999).^ Though a box office flop it was a huge video hit, setting Connery back on the road to greater things.
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^ Though Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits, wherein Connery played a Minotaur-battling Agamemnon, was superb, it was a box office dud.
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^ Hugh 190cm says on 23/May/09 And 6ft2 tops in Hunt for Red October.
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.Both Last Crusade and The Rock alluded to his James Bond days.^ Seger stories rock at the Baldwin library Birmingham Eccentric, November 15, 2009 ...Bond of vocalists: James Bond is always 40 in the movies.
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^ James Bond 007 - Sag niemals nie (West Germany) Five Days One Summer (1982) ....
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^ He was towering everyone in his James Bond days.
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.Steven Spielberg and George Lucas wanted "the father of Indiana Jones" to be Connery since Bond directly inspired the Indiana Jones series, while his character in The Rock, John Patrick Mason, was a British secret service agent imprisoned since the 1960s.^ According to this article at IrelandOn-Line , an unnamed source states that Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are exploring the idea of adopting a script for Indy 5 that would feature the return of Indy's dad.
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^ In the feature-length version, secret agent John Steed ( Ralph Fiennes )  Read More .
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^ Producer George Lucas was unsure but Spielberg was adamant and Connery, having had Tom Stoppard step in to beef up his part, signed on.
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.In recent years, Connery's films have included several box office and critical disappointments such as First Knight (1995), The Avengers (1998), and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), but he also received positive reviews, including his performance in Finding Forrester (2000).^ Title Deed: How the Book Got its Name Books: Fiction and nonfiction reviews the latest n, May 21, 2009 ...Flower, etc), making it into the 21st century as the star of the Alan Moore comic and later Sean Connery film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
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^ League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie doesn't quite do the comic book justice Examiner.com, June 30, 2009 ...if you will).
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^ After a two-year sabbatical from films, Connery was advised to do a Michael Caine and keep his profile high by taking as many roles as possible.
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He also later received a Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema.

Retirement

Connery stated in interviews for the film (included on the DVD release) that he was offered a role in The Lord of the Rings series, declining it due to "not understanding the script." CNN reported that the actor was offered up to 15% of the worldwide box office receipts to play Gandalf, which had he accepted, could have earned him as much as $400 million for the trilogy.[17] .After the series went on to become a huge hit, Connery decided to accept the lead role in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, despite not "understanding" it either.^ The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) 31.

^ The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003 PG-13 , 110 min.

^ Though a box office flop it was a huge video hit, setting Connery back on the road to greater things.
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In July 2005, it was reported that he had decided to retire from film-making, following disillusionment with the "idiots now in Hollywood" and the turmoil making the 2003 film.[18]
.In September 2004, media reports indicated that Connery intended to retire after pulling out of Josiah's Canon, which was set for a 2005 release.^ New release dates for Sean Connery Visual Biography CommanderBond.net, August 12, 2009 ...Literary 007 New release dates for Sean Connery Visual Biography Book now due out on 25 August (UK) and 1 September (US) Written by Devin Zydel on 12 Aug, 2009 As first reported on CommanderBond.net in...
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^ As the relationship continued, Connery agreed to appear in John Boorman's Zardoz, stepping in when Burt Reynolds (the star of Boorman's Deliverance) pulled out with a hernia problem.
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However, in a December 2004 interview with The Scotsman newspaper from his home in the Bahamas, Connery explained he had taken a break from acting in order to concentrate on writing his autobiography. .At the Tartan Day celebrations in New York in March 2006, Connery again confirmed his retirement from acting, and stated that he is now writing a history book.^ As Cilento was off to the US to film Hombre with Paul Newman , Connery decided to film A Fine Madness in New York, coincidentally with Newman's wife, Joanne Woodward.
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^ Book Trail The not-so artful dodger, March 9, 2009 ...saw the film immediately after- since he directed the film it was pretty true to the book and Sean Connery was very apt.
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^ "Dressed To Kilt" And Friends Of Scotland Charity Fashion Show NEW YORK - MARCH 30: Sir Sean Connery and Lady Connery attend the "Dressed To Kilt" charity fashion show benefiting Friends of Scotland at M2 Lounge on March 30, 2009 in New York City.
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.On 25 August 2008, his 78th birthday, Connery unveiled his autobiography Being a Scot, co-written with Murray Grigor.^ Originally released last August to mark the James Bond actor?s 78th birthday, Being A Scot mixes a ?frank account...
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^ Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh...
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^ Sir Sean Connery's 'Being A Scot' Paperback Cover Artwork Revealed Commander Bond, February 12, 2009 ...Cover artwork for the forthcoming paperback edition of Sir Sean Connery ?s book, Being A Scot, has been revealed online.
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.He was planning to star in an $80 million movie about Saladin and the Crusades that would be filmed in Jordan before the producer Moustapha Akkad was killed in the 2005 Amman bombings.^ Find movie reviews, theater listings, and detailed information about new and upcoming films.
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^ This was a poor film, but it would stand him in better stead than many of his great movies, as a guilty Young felt he owed Connery a favour.
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.When Connery received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award on 8 June 2006, he again confirmed his retirement from acting.^ LOL. Doug says on 28/Jun/09 Today Connery is only a little taller than Harrison Ford, I've seen a video of them during a 2006 lifetime achievement presentation side by side and Connery today is clearly not 6'2.
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^ Recycled Alien's MySpace Blog, June 9, 2009 ...s The Name of the Rose was a huge international bestseller, and the basis for a film starring Sean Connery .
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^ No - what hit me is that the reason Connery isn't doing it, is that he's retiring from film, altogether.
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On 7 June 2007, he denied rumours that he would appear in the fourth Indiana Jones film, stating that "retirement is just too much damned fun".[19]
.Connery returned to voice acting, playing the title character in the animated short, Sir Billi the Vet,[20] and in 2005 he recorded voiceovers for a new video game version of his Bond film, From Russia with Love.^ From Russia with Love 007 (International: English title: video box title) ...
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^ Jun/09 In his Bond films Connery was around 6-2 and 180lbs.
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^ Connery could be a cool actor (the Bond films), a great actor (ROBIN & MARIAN, THE UNTOUCHABLES), or a gimme-the-paycheck actor (everything AFTER THE UNTOUCHABLES).
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.In an interview, which is on the game disc, Connery stated that he was very happy that the producers of the game (EA Games) had approached him to voice Bond, and stated that he hoped to do another one sometime in the near future.^ In November, 1961, Connery signed up as James Bond in a deal that would hold him for six years.
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^ Unfortunately, scheduling would ruin this as Connery had to be back at Pinewood for another Bond.
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^ Connery received another '150,000 for The Hill, with '200,000 plus a percentage for the next Bond flick, Thunderball.
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[citation needed]

Personal life

.Connery was married to actress Diane Cilento from 1962 to 1973. They had a son, actor Jason Connery.^ By now they'd worked out a solution to their career problems, Cilento becoming an author and publishing her first novel, The Manipulator (sleeve design by Connery) in 1967.
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^ Actors: Sean Connery , Diane Cilento .
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^ Actors: Tippi Hedren , Sean Connery , Diane Baker , Martin Gabel , Louise Latham .
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Connery has been married to French painter Micheline Roquebrune (born 1929) since 1975.
Connery, a keen golfer, owned the Domaine de Terre Blanche[21] in the South of France for twenty years (from 1979) where he planned to build his dream golf course on the 300 hectares of land but the dream[22] was not realised until he sold it to German billionaire Dietmar Hopp in 1999.
Connery was knighted in July 2000.[23]

Scottish National Party

.Connery is a member of the Scottish National Party,[24][25] a centre-left political party campaigning for Scottish independence, and has supported the party financially and through personal appearances.^ Back in 1991, Connery was extremely proud to be made a Freeman of Edinburgh, that same year taking a much more active role in Scottish politics.
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.In 2008, Connery said in the Scottish Sunday Express he believed that Scotland will become an independent country within his lifetime and praised the work of the SNP in a minority government after having won the 2007 Scottish Parliamentary elections.^ Having been knighted, won an Oscar and taken in over $1.5 billion at the box office, Big Tam Connery had every right to feel satisfied with his efforts.
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Connery has been frequently criticized for remaining outspoken on UK politics while living as a tax exile[citation needed] in the Bahamas. He has donated thousands of pounds to the SNP and has sworn not to return to Scotland until it is independent.[26] He was also accused of hypocrisy for accepting a knighthood in 1999 from the Labour government.[citation needed]
His support for the SNP is illustrated by a comment from his official website:
While it is generally accepted that his support of Scotland's independence and the Scottish National Party delayed his knighthood for many years, his commitment to Scotland has never wavered. .Politics in the United Kingdom often has more intrigue than a James Bond plot.^ James Bond more .
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While Scotland is not yet independent, she does have a new parliament. Sir Sean campaigned hard for the yes vote during the Scottish Referendum that created the new Scottish Parliament. He believes firmly that the Scottish Parliament will grow in power and that Scotland will be independent within his lifetime.[27]

Accusations of abuse

.In her 2006 autobiography My Nine Lives, as well as in subsequent interviews on radio and in print, Diane Cilento claimed that Connery had beaten her on several occasions.^ Doug says on 22/Jun/09 Well the best evidence is the 6'1.5 barefoot tailor measurement, the exact height that Connery also claims.
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^ In real-life romance, Connery, on several occasions jilted by Cilento, would be connected with actresses Sue Lloyd and Shelley Winters, as well as model Joyce Webber.
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Connery vehemently denied the accusations.[28] In a December 1987 interview with Barbara Walters, he stated that it would be acceptable for a man to hit a woman with an open hand, if she continues to provoke the man after he concedes an argument to her.[29] .Connery had made similar remarks in a November 1965 interview with Playboy magazine on the set of Thunderball: "I don't think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman ...^ He particularly recall being sent to "the think tank", a zinc-lined sentry box the Connerys kept in their study.
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^ The Connerys, though, were made of sterner stuff, particularly young Thomas, who thrived in this dirty, crowded place.
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If a woman is a bitch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I'd do it." In 1993, Vanity Fair quoted him saying there are confrontational women who "want a smack".[30]

Health

In 1993, news that Connery was undergoing radiation treatment for an undisclosed throat ailment sparked media reports that the actor was suffering from throat cancer following years of heavy smoking, and he was falsely declared dead by the Japanese and South African news agencies. .Connery immediately appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to deny all of this.^ The Making of 'Goldfinger' (USA: DVD title) "Late Show with David Letterman" ....
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In a February 1995 interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said that the radiation treatment was to remove nodules from his vocal cords. .His father, a heavy smoker, died from throat cancer in 1972. In 2003, he had surgery to remove cataracts from both eyes.^ In the back of his mind was the fate of his Shalako co-star Jack Hawkins, who'd died of cancer, and also that of his own father.
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On 12 March 2006, he announced he was recovering from surgery to remove a kidney tumour in January. In 2008 he chipped a bone in his shoulder after falling while playing golf.

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1954 Lilacs in the Spring Undetermined role (uncredited)
1957 No Road Back Spike
Hell Drivers Johnny Kates
Action of the Tiger Mike
Time Lock Welder #2
1958 Another Time, Another Place Mark Trevor
A Night to Remember Titanic deck hand uncredited
1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little People Michael McBride
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure O'Bannion
1961 On the Fiddle Pedlar Pascoe
The Frightened City Paddy Damion
1962 The Longest Day Pte. Flanagan
Dr. No James Bond
1963 From Russia with Love James Bond
1964 Marnie Mark Rutland
Woman of Straw Anthony Richmond
Goldfinger James Bond
1965 The Hill Trooper Joe Roberts
Thunderball James Bond
1966 Un monde nouveau Himself (cameo)
A Fine Madness Samson Shillitoe
1967 You Only Live Twice James Bond
1968 Shalako Moses Zebulon 'Shalako' Carlin
1969 The Bowler and the Bonnet Himself (Director; documentary)
1970 The Molly Maguires Jack Kehoe
1971 The Red Tent Roald Amundsen
The Anderson Tapes John Anderson
Diamonds Are Forever James Bond
1972 España campo de golf Himself (short subject)
1973 The Offence Detective Sergeant Johnson
1974 Zardoz Zed
Murder on the Orient Express Colonel Arbuthnot
1975 Ransom Nils Tahlvik
The Dream Factory Himself (documentary)
The Wind and the Lion Mulay Achmed Mohammed el-Raisuli the Magnificent
The Man Who Would Be King Daniel Dravot
1976 Robin and Marian Robin Hood
1976 The Next Man Khalil Abdul-Muhsen
1977 A Bridge Too Far Maj. Gen. Roy Urquhart
1979 The First Great Train Robbery Edward Pierce/John Simms/Geoffrey
Meteor Dr. Paul Bradley
Cuba Maj. Robert Dapes
1981 Outland Marshal William T. O'Niel Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor
Time Bandits King Agamemnon/Fireman
1982 G'ole! Narrator (documentary)
Five Days One Summer Douglas Meredith
Wrong Is Right Patrick Hale
1983 Sean Connery's Edinburgh Himself (short subject)
Never Say Never Again James Bond
1984 Sword of the Valiant The Green Knight
1986 Highlander Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez
The Name of the Rose William of Baskerville BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
1987 The Untouchables Jim Malone Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
NBR Award for Best Supporting Actor
KCFCC Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1988 The Presidio Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell
1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Professor Henry Jones Senior Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Family Business Jessie McMullen
1990 The Hunt for Red October Captain Marko Ramius Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Russia House Bartholomew 'Barley' Scott Blair
1991 Highlander II: The Quickening Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves King Richard I (uncredited cameo)
1992 Medicine Man Dr. Robert Campbell
1993 Rising Sun Capt. John Connor (also executive producer)
1994 A Good Man in Africa Dr. Alex Murray
1995 The Thief and the Cobbler Tack the Cobbler (voice; original version; unconfirmed)
Just Cause Paul Armstrong (also executive producer)
First Knight King Arthur
1996 Dragonheart Draco (voice)
The Rock Capt. John Patrick Mason (Ret.) (also executive producer)
1998 The Avengers Sir August de Wynter
Playing by Heart Paul
1999 Entrapment Robert MacDougal (also producer)
2000 Finding Forrester William Forrester
2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Allan Quatermain (also co-producer)
2006 Sir Billi the Vet Sir Billi (voice) animated 2008 release

Video games

Sean Connery has provided voice-over work and his likeness for the video game From Russia with Love. His likeness was used as the model for the character Big Boss in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake.

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Sean Connery at a Tartan Day celebration in Washington D.C. shown wearing the Clan Maclean hunting tartan
.Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Scottish actor and film producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films.^ Connery and Moore have starred in more bond films than any of the other actors.
  • Sean Connery - Reviews on RateItAll 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Born Thomas Sean Connery, August 25, 1930 in Edinburgh (Scotland) .

^ Sean Connery 3 We all liked him as James Bond.
  • Sean Connery - Reviews on RateItAll 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He is a campaigner for Scottish independence.^ Connery has long supported the Scottish National Party, a political party campaigning for Scottish independence, both financially and through personal appearances.
  • Sean Connery biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (actor: James Bond) 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

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  • I suppose more than anything else I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso.^ More than anything else, I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso .
    • Sean Connery - Photos, Videos, Wallpapers and more at CelebritySpud.com 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC www.celebrityspud.com [Source type: General]

    ^ If Connery said he was measured at 6'1.5" barefoot then this is exactly what he was, Connery is enough of a man not to state anything other than the truth.
    • Sean Connery Height - how tall 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC www.celebheights.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Sean Connery 4 when an old geezer like good old Sean can still trap the sexy young chicks in his movies he remains the action hero for me .
    • Sean Connery - Reviews on RateItAll 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    They know that life is not just a popularity contest. .
    • Interview in the Saturday Evening Post (June 6, 1964).
  • An open-handed slap is justified – if all other alternatives fail and there has been plenty of warning.^ On the other hand, The Avengers (1998) was a film he regretted doing at all.

    If a woman is a bitch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I'd do it. .
    • Playboy magazine, 1965
  • There are women who take it to the wire.^ In Vanity Fair in 1993 he said: "There are women who take it to the wire.
    • Sean Connery biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (actor: James Bond) 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In an interview with Vanity Fair, Connery is quoted as saying: "There are women who take it to the wire.

    ^ He also courted controversy by condoning the physical abuse of women in a 1965 interview with Playboy magazine, and in a 1993 interview with Vanity Fair (magazine).
    • Sean Connery biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (actor: James Bond) 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]

    .That's what they are looking for, the ultimate confrontation.^ That's what they are looking for, the ultimate confrontation.
    • Sean Connery biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (actor: James Bond) 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
    • Sean Connery - You only live once - Scotland on Sunday 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com [Source type: General]

    .They want a smack.^ They want a smack."
    • Sean Connery biography, information, news, links, pictures (pics) and products (actor: James Bond) 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC www.popstarsplus.com [Source type: General]
    • Sean Connery - You only live once - Scotland on Sunday 13 January 2010 7:22 UTC scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com [Source type: General]

    • Interview with Barbara Walters, December 1987.

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  • We are talking from the point of strength, what if we were the weak one?
    • (Referring to the Israel-Palestine conflict).

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Sir Sean Connery
File:Sean Connery 1980
Connery at the premiere of Seems Like Old Times in 1980.
Born Thomas Sean Connery
25 August 1930 (age 80)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Years active 1957—present
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Spouse Diane Cilento (1962-1973)
Micheline Roquebrune (1975-present)
Website
SeanConnery.com

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Scottish actor. He was born in Edinburgh. He was born as Thomas Connery, but later added Sean to his stage name which is what most people call him. He is known for his charm and good looks, which have made him very famous. He is best known for playing James Bond in several films in the famous series of movies.

Films

  • Dr. No (1962)
  • From Russia with Love (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • You only live twice (1967)
  • Diamonds are forever (1971)
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
  • The Name of the Rose (1986)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
  • First Knight (1995)
  • Dragonheart (1996)
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
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