Sean Connery Dies At Age 90, famed for playing James Bond
My Name Is Bond, James Bond. These Lines Gives Goose Bumps To All James Bond Fans. The Tall and Handsome Actor Who First Delivered These Lines On Silver Screen Is Now No More with Us. Sean Connery Left Us Today at the age of 90. With Heavy Hearts, Epulse.com Is sharing This News.
Sir Sean Connery, who is always remembered for his iconic role of James Bond, has died at the age of 90. Eon Productions confirmed the same. He was not well for some time. Jason Connery, His son shared this with BBC/ He said Sean Connery Died in his sleep. He was in the Bahamas.
Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930, in Edinburgh, Scotland. When he was a teenager, he joined the Royal Navy and was discharged three years later. Before Entering into show business, He was a bodybuilder and entered in Mr. Universe competition in 1953. His Iconic Role in 1962’s Doctor No, Turned him an International Star. After Doctor No he was known as James Bond and Portrayed James Bond character in “From Russia with Love,” Goldfinger,” “Thunderball,” “You Only Live Twice,” Diamonds are Forever” and Never Say Never Again.”
The Sean Connery Era of James Bond Movies
Dr. No (1962)
Dr. No. The one that started it all. In it, James Bond, played by Sean Connery, is sent by MI6 to Jamaica to investigate the death of the station chief in Kingston. While in Jamaica, fans of the series are introduced to Felix Leiter, Bond’s counterpart in the CIA, and a character that would recur in the series frequently. Bond also meets Honey Ryder, played by the incomparable Ursula Andrews, the first official “Bond Girl.”
After meeting, Bond and Honey are kidnapped and taken to a secret lair where the villain Dr. No meets with other SPECTRE members to discuss their latest plans to take over the world. Of course, 007 foils the plot and saves the day, and gets the girl. As the series was based on the novels by Ian Fleming, many of the tropes that have become ingrained in the series are already a part of it in the very first film, like the girls, the booze, and the arch-villains.
From Russia With Love (1963)
The second film on the list of James Bond movies is From Russia With Love, also starring Sean Connery as James Bond. Released just one year after Dr. No, From Russia With Love continued to introduce fans to all the iconic pieces of the franchise. For the first time, fans met the head of the Q branch, played by the legendary Desmond Llewelyn, a role he would play in an incredible 17 Bond films over the years.
The plot takes Bond from London to Istanbul to Belgrade to Venice as he fights the evil SPECTRE alongside Bond Girl Tatiana Romanova, played by Daniela Bianchi. From Russia With Love also introduces Ernst Blofeld as SPECTRE’s “Number 1.” Blofeld would go on to be the single most iconic Bond villain, appearing in five movies and played by five different actors.
Continuing the run of releasing a movie a year, 1964 brought Goldfinger. When ranked, this film probably comes out on top of the James Bond movie list most often. That’s saying a lot considering how long it’s been since its release and all the content that’s followed.
Featuring an iconic theme song sung by Shirley Bassey, an iconic villain in Auric Goldfinger, an iconic Bond Girl with the most famous of names, Pussy Galore, played by Honor Blackmon, and an iconic henchman in Oddjob, Goldfinger is, to say the least, iconic. James Bond travels from London to Miami to Kentucky chasing the supervillain Goldfinger and in the end, saves the day when he foils Goldfinger’s plan to rob Fort Knox.
Released just 14 months after Goldfinger, Thunderball might have the campiest opening of any of the Connery James Bond movies, with Bond escaping while using a jet pack. It’s about as silly as Connery’s version would ever get, though it still falls well behind Moore’s general silliness.
Bond takes on the supervillain Emilio Largo as he attempts to steal nuclear bombs on behalf of SPECTRE with help from his mistress, Bond Girl Domino, played by Claudine Auger. Nearly two decades, Warner Bros delivered a second adaptation of the original Thunderball novel, with Sean Connery playing Bond once more. So Connery has the distinction of getting to perform in two different versions of one spy tale.
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Filmed mostly in Japan, You Only Live Twice was supposed Sean Connery’s final Bond movie, and it would be, at least for a little while. He resigned halfway through filming, announcing that he would not return in the next film.
This classic was somewhat controversial because children’s author Roald Dahl was chosen to be the screenwriter, as well as the decision to make Bond look and “talk” Japanese in a somewhat racist scene that has Sean Connery essentially in “yellow-face.” It also features the… interestingly named Bond Girl “Kissy Suzuki” and once again, James Bond tangles with his old foe Ernst Blofeld, played this time by the great Donald Pleasence.
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Sean Connery is back! After George Lazenby’s one-film deal expired, Eon and United Artists went all out to get the beloved Connery back. Charles Gray, who played an ambassador to Japan and friend of Bond’s in You Only Live Twice, also returned to the series in Diamonds Are Forever, this time as the evil Ernst Blofeld.
There were not one, but two “Bond Girls,” both with classic names: Tiffany Case and Plenty O’Toole, played by Jill St. John and Lana Wood, respectively. Also, for the first and only time, gambling legend James Bond visits Las Vegas, where he dines at the… Circus Circus? Oh well.
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Never Say Never Again is a 1983 spy film starring Sean Connery and directed by Irvin Kershner. The film is based on the James Bond novel Thunderball, which had been previously adapted in a 1965 film under that name. Unlike the majority of Bond films, Never Say Never Again was not produced by Eon Productions. S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Agents under the command of Ernst Blofeld infiltrate a U.S. Air Force base situated in the U.K. and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles. When N.A.T.O. is held ransom, the British re-activate their “00” Agents and send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld.
Sean Connery’s Life
Thomas Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He joined the Royal Navy as an adolescent and was discharged three years later. He was a bodybuilder, entering the Mr. Universe competition in 1953 before his career within the show business took off. The Scottish actor was the primary to bring 007 to the large screen, portraying the legendary spy in seven of the series’ hottest films.
Sir Sean Connery’s style, grace, and sheer magnetism brought Ian Fleming’s character of James Bond to life. The real reason why this Franchise becomes so successful is how Sir Sean Connery’s lived the character of James Bond 007. He was the reason and his work helped to establish the foundation of success upon which the entire James Bond.
Sir Sean Connery won the 1988 Oscar for best supporting actor for his role as an Irish cop in “The Untouchables.” He has also been awarded several Golden Globe and BAFTA awards.
His films also include “Marnie,” “Highlander,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Indiana Jones and therefore the Last Crusade,” and “The Hunt For Red October.” In 1999, Connery received a lifetime achievement award with a Kennedy Center Honor. People magazine named Connery the Sexiest Man of the Century. Connery was dedicated to his home country, using his fame to push for the re-establishment of a Scottish parliament. In 2000, Connery was given Knight Hood by Queen Elizabeth for his contribution and work in Arts. In 2008, after retiring, Connery published his autobiography, “Being a Scot,” co-written with Murray Grigor.