1. Legendary Talent & Sex Appeal
Sean Connery is a legendary actor who has been recognized for his immense talent and sex appeal. Entertainment Weekly voted him as the 24th greatest movie star of all time, and Empire magazine even chose him as one of the 100 sexiest stars in film history. His iconic roles in films such as James Bond and The Untouchables have cemented his place in cinematic history, and his legacy will continue to live on for generations to come.
Also → The Legacy of Sean ConneryAdvertisement
2. Sean Connery, Legendary Actor, Passes on Two Major Roles
In 1993, Sean Connery made a bold decision to turn down two major roles: John Hammond in the blockbuster hit "Jurassic Park" and Simon Gruber in "Die Hard: With a Vengeance". Despite the potential for success and fame, Connery chose to pass on the roles, instead opting to pursue other projects.
Also → Judi Dench in All 6 Bond Films: From Connery to Craig
3. Sean Connery, Legendary Actor, Wins Academy Award
Sean Connery is a legendary actor who has achieved a remarkable feat: he is the only actor to have played the iconic role of James Bond and also won an Academy Award. Although the Oscar was not for his portrayal of the British secret agent, Connery's success in both fields is a testament to his immense talent and versatility.
Also → Roger Moore honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame star
4. Last Living Darby O'Gill Cast Member
Sean Connery is the only living cast member of the 1959 classic film, Darby O'Gill and the Little People. The movie, which starred the iconic actor as the titular character, was a huge success at the time of its release and has since become a beloved classic. Connery's performance as the mischievous Darby O'Gill was praised by critics and audiences alike, and his portrayal of the character has become iconic. To this day, Connery remains the only surviving cast member of the film, making him a living piece of cinematic history.
Also → Sean Bean is no stranger to the world of James BondAdvertisement
5. Sean Connery turns down Gandalf role in LOTR
Sean Connery, the iconic actor known for his roles in James Bond and The Untouchables, famously turned down the role of Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy due to the complexity of the novels. Despite being offered a salary of $30 million, Connery felt that he would not be able to do justice to the character due to his difficulty in understanding the source material.
Also → Timothy Dalton: Iconic Actor and Bond Legend
6. Sean Connery's Favorite Bond Film: 'From Russia with Love'
Sean Connery, the iconic actor best known for his portrayal of James Bond, has a favorite Bond film: "From Russia with Love". This classic spy thriller, released in 1963, was the second installment in the Bond franchise and featured Connery in the lead role. It was a critical and commercial success, and Connery's performance was widely praised. To this day, Connery still considers it to be his favorite Bond film, and it remains a fan favorite.
Also → Daniel Craig is the shortest actor to ever play James Bond
7. From Milkman to James Bond
In a remarkable twist of fate, Sean Connery, the actor who famously portrayed the iconic James Bond, used to deliver milk to the same schools that the fictional character is said to have attended in the novels. This is a remarkable coincidence, as Connery was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, the same city where the fictional Bond attended school. It's almost as if Connery was destined to play the role of Bond, as he was already familiar with the schools and the city that the character was based on.
Also → Robert Sean Leonard Cast in "House"Advertisement
8. Nude Model, Actor
After serving in the Merchant Navy, Sean Connery received a disability pension and began a new career as a nude model for art students in Edinburgh. His time as a model was short-lived, however, as his career in acting soon took off. Connery's first major role was in the 1957 British crime film, No Road Back, and he went on to become one of the most iconic actors of all time, winning an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, and three Golden Globes.
Also → James Purefoy Screen Tested for James Bond Role
9. German Voice Actor Manfred Wagner Dies
Manfred Wagner was a German voice actor who was renowned for his uncanny ability to mimic Sean Connery's voice. He was so successful in his dubbing of Connery's films "First Knight" and "The Rock" that many viewers were unaware that it was not Connery himself speaking. Sadly, Wagner passed away before he could dub any more of Connery's films.
Also → Benicio Del Toro, 22, Villain in Bond Film
10. Sean Connery's Signature 'S' Pronunciation
Sean Connery is renowned for his unique way of speaking, which is characterized by his distinct pronunciation of the letter 's' as 'shh'. This quirk of his has made him stand out from other actors, and has become one of his most recognizable traits.
More facts on
- Scottish male film actors
- Scottish male voice actors
- Scottish male television actors
- Association football midfielders
- European Film Awards winners (people)