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Sean Connery, Hollywood's original James Bond, dies at the age of 90

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Sean Connerywho rose from poverty to knight as the original and probably the ultimate large screen James Bond, died on Saturday at the age of 90. "data-reactid =" 16 "> Sean Connery, who rose from poverty to knighthood as the original and arguably ultimate large-screen James Bond, died on Saturday at the age of 90.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The actor's son said that BBC that he died in his sleep in Nassau and that he was "unwell for a while". According to his son, the actor "had many of his family members who might be in the Bahamas with him." "Data-reactid =" 17 "> The actor's son told the BBC that he died in his sleep in Nassau and that he had been" unwell for some time. "According to his son, the actor" had many of his family members who the Bahamas might be around ".

"We are all working to understand this big event as it only happened recently, although my father has been unwell for some time," he told the publication. "A sad day for everyone who knew and loved my father, and a sad loss for everyone around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor."

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Daniel Craig, who played Bond several times, including im Casino royale told in 2006 diversity in a statement: “It was with such sadness that I heard of the death of one of the real greats of cinema. Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm it displayed on the screen could be measured in megawatts. He helped build the modern blockbuster. He will continue to influence actors and filmmakers alike in the years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever it is, I hope there is a golf course. "" Data-reactid = "23"> Daniel Craig, who played Bond several times, including at Casino Royale in 2006, said Variety in a statement: "It's so sad I heard of the death of one of the real greats in cinema. Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and much more. He defined an era and style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in megawatts. He will continue to influence actors and filmmakers 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, pictured as a secret agent James Bond in the movie Goldfinger, has died. (Photo: Getty Images)

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Connery won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as Kevin Costner Mentor for Fighting crime in Brian De Palma's 1987 gangland drama in Chicago, The untouchables – a critical embrace that the actor had long eluded. "Data-reactid =" 46 "> Connery won the Oscar for best supporting actor as Kevin Costner's criminal mentor in Brian De Palma's 1987 gangland drama The Untouchables from Chicago – the actor had long eluded a critical hug.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "After the Bond, Connery built his cult status on such action-packed box office hits like Steven Spielbergs Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The hunt for Red October and The stone. Connery also dealt with smaller dramas and character studies, while he worked with the legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (Marnie), John Huston (The man who would be king) and Sidney Lumet (Murder on the Orient Express). "data-reactid =" 47 "> After the Bond, Connery built his cult status with action-packed box office hits like Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October and The Rock. But Connery while he worked with the legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock ( Marnie), John Huston (The Man Who Would Be King) and Sidney Lumet (Murder on the Orient Express) worked together, he also did minor dramas and character studies.

Sir Sean Connery died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to cast James Bond on the big screen in Dr. No played. From Russia with love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, you only live twice and diamonds have followed forever. pic.twitter.com/VaFPHCM5Ou

– James Bond (@ 007) October 31, 2020

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli: “We were devastated by the news of Sir Sean Connery's death. He was and remains the original James Bond, whose indelible entry into cinema history began when he uttered these unforgettable words –

– James Bond (@ 007) October 31, 2020

"The name is Bond … James Bond" – he revolutionized the world with his grainy and funny portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the series, and we will be forever grateful to him. "

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "" The film business put him into retirement because he didn't do it. & # 39; I don't want to play little roles about old men, and they haven't offered him any young roles in romantic lead roles. “Actor Michael Caine, Connery's friend and co-star, said in 2010. "data-reactid =" 53 ">" The film business put him into retirement because he didn't want to play small roles about old men and they didn't offer him any young roles in leading romantic roles. "Actor Michael Caine, Connery's friend and co-star, said in 2010.

Connery with wife Micheline at the 2004 Oscars; In 1987 he won his own statuette for the film The Untouchables. (Photo: Frank Micelotta / Getty Images)

More<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "As Bond, the big, dark and dark looking Connery was the image of masculinity 1965 playboy profile For the actor, it was Connery's "Cocksure Animal Magnetism" that earned him the role. "data-reactid =" 76 "> As Bond, the tall, dark and dark-looking Connery was the image of manhood. According to a 1965 Playboy profile of the actor, it was Connery's" Cocksure Animal Magnetism "that earned him the role.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Born on August 25, 1930 in Thomas Sean Connery The Scotsman spent some time in the British Royal Navy and enjoyed success as a bodybuilder before appearing on stage and on live television, he was 32 years old when Dr. immediately brought him international fame. Though he and the character obviously clicked, Connery would say that his tough upbringing made him an unconventional choice for the polite agent. "data-reactid =" 77 "> Born Thomas Sean Connery on August 25, 1930, Scotsman spent some time in the British Royal Navy and enjoyed success as a bodybuilder before appearing on stage and on live television. He was 32 Years old When Dr. No instantly earned him international fame, even though he and the character obviously clicked, Connery would say that his tough upbringing made him an unconventional choice for the polite agent.

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But Fleming came by and soon couldn't imagine anyone more than Connery as Bond. Moviegoers could relate.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "After Dr.Connery made four Bond films in four years: 1963 Greetings from Russia1964 Golden finger1965 Thunderball and 1967 You only Live Twice"data-reactid =" 80 "> According to Dr. No, Connery made four Bond films in four years: 1963 From Russia With Love, 1964 Goldfinger, 1965 Thunderball and 1967 You Only Live Twice.

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "But Connery, who preferred Scotch Martinis, rubbed himself against the Limitations on the role, and particularly on the size of the paycheck: "It's not that I needed the money," Connery said said in 1971. "It was the fact that I put a lot of work and energy into the Bond pictures and wasn't getting enough reward." "data-reactid =" 82 "> But Connery, who preferred Scotch Martinis, rubbed the restraints of the role and especially the size of the paycheck." It's not that I needed the money, "Connery said in 1971." It was the fact that I put a lot of work and energy into the Bond pictures and wasn't getting enough reward. "

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Connery's relationship with Bond's producers has deteriorated (more than usual )) while filming too You only Live Twiceand while the actor usually said any 007 movie would be his last, this time he meant it. But after 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceConnery, with then-newcomer George Lazenby, didn't play as big at the box office as the previous sequels to the franchise. In 1971, Connery was brought back to his knees with a piece of merchandising Diamonds are forever. "data-reactid =" 83 "> Connery's relationship with Bond's producers has deteriorated (more than usual) while filming You Only Live Twice, and while the actor usually said that any 007 movie would be his last, he said it this time after On Her Majesty's Secret Service from 1969 with then-newcomer George Lazenby at the box office wasn't as big as the earlier sequels of the franchise, Connery became for Diamonds Are Forever from the Brought back into the ring in 1971.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "After DiamondsConnery got out again and swore it was final. However, he was lured back for a film outside of the MGM "canon" in 1983 Thunderball Remake cheeky titled never say Never. After this iteration, Connery never came back to the Bond way. While Roger Moore and a number of others took control of the 007's devices, Connery began making epics and historical plays, including 1976 Robin and Marianwith the actor and Audrey Hepburn as Robin Hood and middle-aged Maid Marian. "data-reactid =" 84 "> After Diamonds, Connery was fired again and swore it was final, but he was lured back for a film outside the MGM" canon ", the 1983 Thunderball remake with the cheeky title" Never Say Never Again After this iteration, Connery never got back to Bond art. While Roger Moore and a number of others took control of 007's devices, Connery began epics and historical plays, including Robin and Marian from 1976, with the actor and Audrey Hepburn as Robin Hood and middle-aged Maid Marian.

A retired Connery competed in the US Open in 2017. (Photo: Clive Brunskill / Getty Images)

More<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "When it got further gray and mostly not Connery appeared without that Hairpiece he had put on for Bond, showing the elder statesman as imperiously as he had embodied the cool secret agent Untouchable Oscar crowned that period and led him to some of his most memorable non-Bond roles: Indiana Jones' father in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade;; a cameo as King Richard in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, a film that brought him back together with Costner; a Soviet sub-commander who fought Alec Baldwin's Jack Ryan The hunt for Red October. "data-reactid =" 105 "> When he continued to turn gray and mostly appeared without the hairpiece he had put on for Bond, Connery showed the older statesman as imperiously as he had impersonated the secret agent, crowned by his Oscar for Untouchables Time and took him to some of his most memorable non-Bond roles: Indiana Jones' father in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, a cameo as King Richard in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, a film that made him revisit with Costner, a Soviet sub-commander who fought Alec Baldwin's Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Other notable non-bond credits included The great train robbery (1978) and the cult fantasy / science fiction films Zardoz (1974) and Highlands (1986). "Data-reactid =" 106 "> Other notable non-Bond credits were The Great Train Robbery (1978) and the cult fantasy / science fiction films Zardoz (1974) and Highlander (1986).

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "In 1989 the 59-year-old Connery called himself People The magazine's sexiest man alive. "I told them there were very few dead," he said noticed informed after the honor. (A decade later, the still thriving Connery was named the Sexiest Man of the Century in a poll.) "Data-reactid =" 107 "> In 1989, 59-year-old Connery was named the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine" I got them said there are very few deaths, "he remarked when informed of the honor. (A decade later, the still-thriving Connery was named the sexiest man of the century in a magazine poll.)

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "At almost 70, Connery had hit another box office with the thriller inclusionwith Catherine Zeta-Jones. But a few years later, Connery had a feud with his director League of Extraordinary Gentlemen a film he made afterwards He reportedly turned down the role of Gandalf in Peter Jacksons Lord of the rings Trilogy. "data-reactid =" 108 "> At almost 70, Connery had another box office hit with the thriller Entrapment, in which Catherine Zeta-Jones played the lead role, but a few years later Connery had an argument with its director in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen A film he made after allegedly turning down the role of Gandalf in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "After Connery withdrew from public life and preferred golf Acted reports of illness followed him. Most were turned down. In August 2020, the actor became celebrated his 90th birthdayAfter Connery retired from public life and preferred to play golf, reports of illness followed him. Most were rejected. In August 2020, the disease loss report was rejected. He received good wishes from former colleagues Pierce Brosnan and George Lazenby. "data-reactid =" 109 "> The actor celebrated his 90th birthday and received good wishes from Bond's former colleagues Pierce Brosnan and George Lazenby.

Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 and received lifetime achievements from the American Film Institute (2005), the Hollywood Foreign Press (1996) and the BAFTA (1998).

Connery was married twice; His second marriage lasted more than 40 years until his death. Survivors include Ms. Micheline and Connery's first marriage son, actor Jason Connery.

In the end, Connery had softened his stance on his once all-consuming alter ego. "Well, when you've come to terms with it a lot more," he once said to Bond, "it's a lot easier to deal with."

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