History Creator / SeanConnery

18th Apr '16 5:56:46 PM DoctorCooper
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And [[{{YTMND}} YOU'RE THE MAN NOW, DOG]].

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18th Apr '16 4:48:36 PM DoctorCooper
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Not so much an actor as a force of nature, tall, burly Scottish actor '''[[SilverFox Sean Connery]]''' (August 25, 1930-) made his career as the first actor to play Film/JamesBond on the big screen, one of many in a long line of BigDamnHeroes that he would play over the course of his career. A former milkman, brick layer, truck driver and body builder (back in the days when that meant 'big and athletic' rather than 'steroid-fuelled and vein-covered') notable for his impressive body hair, effortless masculinity and unique variation on the Scottish accent, Connery's [[EvenTheGuysWantHim sex-symbol]] status has proved [[SilverFox surprisingly durable despite the ravages of time]], the early onset of baldness (he wore a toupee to play Bond - and reputedly wanted to go without for ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''), and occasional press stories of misogyny on his part notwithstanding.

Although the Bond films made him a star after some less than impressive acting ventures Connery eventually tired of the role and the pressure the franchise put on him and made not one but two attempts to leave the franchise (barring his return for the unofficial ''Never Say Never Again''), which reportedly angered Bond producer Albert "Cubby" R. Broccoli. Connery continued on, often playing tough guys and the occasional LovableRogue. For a time his career was in a rut due to headlining a string of flops, which eventually led to reinventing himself as a CoolOldGuy and BadAssGrandpa type, and spent the latter half of his career playing TheMentor to younger heroes, such as Kevin Costner's street smart teacher in ''The Untouchables'' for which Connery won an Oscar.

Also played Henry Jones Sr., father of Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Creator/StevenSpielberg and Franchise/GeorgeLucas had wanted to outdo the ''Film/JamesBond'' films; therefore, Film/JamesBond was both metaphorically and literally Franchise/IndianaJones's father. Clearly, BadAss is genetic.

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Not so much an actor as a force of nature, tall, burly Scottish actor '''[[SilverFox Sean Connery]]''' (August 25, 1930-) made his career as the first actor to play Film/JamesBond on the big screen, one of many in a long line of BigDamnHeroes that he would play over the course of his career. A former milkman, brick layer, truck driver and body builder (back in the days when that meant 'big and athletic' rather than 'steroid-fuelled and vein-covered') notable for [[CarpetOfVirility his impressive body hair, hair]], effortless masculinity and unique variation on the Scottish accent, Connery's [[EvenTheGuysWantHim sex-symbol]] status has proved [[SilverFox surprisingly durable despite the ravages of time]], the early onset of baldness (he wore a toupee to play Bond - and reputedly wanted to go without for ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''), and occasional press stories of misogyny on his part notwithstanding.

Although the Bond films made him a star after some less than impressive acting ventures Connery eventually tired of the role and the pressure the franchise put on him and made not one but two attempts to leave the franchise (barring his return for the unofficial ''Never Say Never Again''), which reportedly angered Bond producer Albert "Cubby" R. Broccoli. Connery continued on, often playing tough guys and the occasional LovableRogue. For a time his career was in a rut due to headlining a string of flops, which eventually led to reinventing himself as a CoolOldGuy and BadAssGrandpa BadassGrandpa type, and spent the latter half of his career playing TheMentor to younger heroes, such as Kevin Costner's street smart teacher in ''The Untouchables'' for which Connery won an Oscar.

Also played Henry Jones Sr., father of Henry "Indiana" Jones Jr. in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''. Creator/StevenSpielberg and Franchise/GeorgeLucas had wanted to outdo the ''Film/JamesBond'' films; therefore, Film/JamesBond was both metaphorically and literally Franchise/IndianaJones's father. Clearly, BadAss Badass is genetic.
9th Apr '16 4:04:23 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ''Film/MedicineMan'' (1992)
4th Jan '16 4:43:47 PM jameygamer
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* ''Film/DarbyOGillAndTheLittlePeople'' (1959)

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* ''Film/DarbyOGillAndTheLittlePeople'' (1959)(1959; thish Creator/{{Disney}} schtudio classic is where Broccoli discsovered Connery.)
31st Oct '15 1:08:31 PM Premonition45
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He has won an AFI Life Achievement Award, with tributes from Mike Myers (whose ''Film/JamesBond'' films helped inspire ''Film/AustinPowers''), his later [[TheOtherDarrin James Bond incarnation]] Creator/PierceBrosnan, and Creator/JamesEarlJones.

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He has won an AFI Life Achievement Award, with tributes from Mike Myers (whose ''Film/JamesBond'' films helped inspire ''Film/AustinPowers''), his later [[TheOtherDarrin James Bond incarnation]] Creator/PierceBrosnan, Creator/HarrisonFord (his onscreen son), and Creator/JamesEarlJones.
24th Aug '15 9:29:54 PM SutairuMasuta
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''Please click here for [[SelfDemonstrating/SeanConnery Shelf-Demonshtrating]] vershion.''

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4th Jul '15 9:36:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' (1974)

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* ''MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' ''Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress'' (1974)



* ''TheGreatTrainRobbery'' (1979)

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* ''TheGreatTrainRobbery'' ''Literature/TheGreatTrainRobbery'' (1979)
14th Apr '15 1:54:02 PM ultimomant
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* ''Film/TheRock'' (1995)

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* ''Film/FirstKnight'' (1995)
* ''Film/TheRock'' (1995)(1996)
20th Mar '15 12:01:15 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/ThePresidio'' (!988)

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* ''Film/ThePresidio'' (!988)(1988)



* "Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves" (1991) (uncredited)

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* "Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves" ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' (1991) (uncredited)
20th Nov '14 12:58:59 AM Nakayama90
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* "Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves" (1991) (uncredited)
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