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Posted by: thepinetree on 11/01/2020 09:07 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 11/01/2020 09:07 AM
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Sir Sean Connery 1930 – 2020

Nassau, Bahamas...Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen with Dr. No in 1962, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever followed.






Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have released the following statement: “We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sean Connery. He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words — “The name’s Bond… James Bond” — he revolutionised the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him.”

Daniel Craig said: “It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema. Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster. He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.”

Sean Connery’s style, grace and sheer magnetism brought Ian Fleming’s character of James Bond to life. It was Connery’s interpretation of 007 that helped establish the foundation of success upon which the entire James Bond series has been built.

Born in Fountainbridge, Scotland, Connery had many jobs before he joined the Royal Navy hoping to see the world. Having served for three years as an able seaman assigned to battleships he was discharged and trained as a French polisher before deciding to enter the Mr Universe contest in 1953. He won a bronze medal in his weight division. At the age of 23 he had a choice between becoming a professional footballer for Manchester United or an actor and he chose acting. His first major film role was in No Road Back in 1957, followed by parts in TV programmes and movies such as Requiem For A Heavyweight (1957), Anna Christie (1957), Another Time, Another Place (1958), Darby O’Gill And The Little People (1959), Macbeth (1961) and Anna Karenina (1961).

In the summer of 1961 Connery entered the Mayfair offices of Albert R Broccoli. His producing partner, Harry Saltzman and United Artists executive Bud Ornstein watched Connery stride across the street. “He moved,” Saltzman recalled, “like a jungle cat”. He would, they felt, be perfect for the role of James Bond.

He received a knighthood in 2000. In 2006 the American Film Institute awarded Connery a Lifetime Achievement award, and he is recognised as one of the most influential and successful actors of the past half century. He is survived by his wife Micheline Roquebrune and his son Jason.

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Posted on: 2020-11-01 09:28:16   By: Anonymous
 
There endeth the lesson

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Posted on: 2020-11-01 09:37:17   By: Anonymous
 
Acting could be so simple back in the day but Connery also did some spectacular stage and film work beyond Bond.

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    Poshitively sshocking
    Posted on: 2020-11-03 13:39:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Well that sent me down a rabbit hole. I don't normally post here but thanks for the tribute. Halloween, no less.
    The Hunt for the Red October, heh?

    I always loved how he was so glib and in his last role, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, actually came to fist-a-cuffs with the director because he (the director) changed up all the source material that Alan Moore had written originally -- introducing American characters like Tom Sawyer. I'm an American Lad but I've gotta hand it to the true Brit Grit post WW1.


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Posted on: 2020-11-01 13:05:25   By: Anonymous
 
Some hot puss on the movies

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    Posted on: 2020-11-01 20:50:04   By: Anonymous
     
    Man, i'd really like to bang that. And she's not bad either!

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