->''"Perhaps I'm not a good actor, but I would be even worse at doing anything else."''

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Not so much an actor as a force of nature, tall, burly Scottish actor [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir]] Thomas Sean Connery (born 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]], 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.

After starring as Allan Quartermain in the somewhat lacklustre ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' movie, Connery retired from acting. Some suggest that these facts are related, that the film was so terrible that he just gave up. He has steadfastly refused to come out of retirement, including refusing a cameo in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''. To date only exceptions have been a RoleReprisal for the 2005 LicensedGame ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenFromRussiaWithLove'' and the voice of the title character in the low-budged Scottish animated film ''Sir Billi'' (the [[UncannyValley less said of which]], the better).

A major supporter of Scottish independence (though the fact that he hasn't actually lived there for 50 years tends to undermine this a little). Particularly famous for NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent.

Hash a dishtinctive way of shpeaking that everyone on airth believesh they can imitate, although [[Creator/EddieIzzard Eddie Izzhard]] (and reportedly Tony Curran) ish particularly good at it.

He is currently noted for being parodied on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s Celebrity Jeopardy recurring sketch, thanks to long-time cast member Darrell Hammond, and is considered a highlight to said recurring sketch (though in the earlier Celebrity Jeopardy sketches, that honor went to Norm [=MacDonald=] as Burt Reynolds).

Connery was married to the late Australian actress Diane Cilento from 1962 to 1973, and had one son with her, actor Jason Connery. The marriage did not end well, to put it nicely. Following this failed marriage and her own faltering career as an actress, Cilento said some ''very nasty'' things about Connery in her later years, claims and accusations that Connery himself vehemently denied.

Since 1975 Connery has been married to Micheline Roquebrune.

Also notable for [[SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou trying to shoot you in every video store in the world]].

And [[Website/{{YTMND}} YOU'RE THE MAN NOW, DOG]].

There is even a website for [[http://thingsseanconneryshouldsay.com/ things Sean Connery should say]].

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.

Sean Connery is also notable for the "SugarWiki/RuleOfSeanConnery," something that he (and few other people) have been able to accomplish in their lifetimes.

!!Films starring Sean Connery include:

* ''Film/HellDrivers'' (1957; a small appearance, however, one of the most notable ones in a film full of RetroactiveRecognition.)
* ''Film/DarbyOGillAndTheLittlePeople'' (1959; this Creator/{{Disney}} sctudio classic is where Broccoli discsovered Connery.)
* ''Film/TheLongestDay'' (1962)
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** ''Film/DrNo'' (1962)
** ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' (1963)
** ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (1964)
** ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' (1965)
** ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' (1967)
** ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' (1971)
** ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' (1983)[[note]]Remake of ''Thunderball'' that is not part of the EON Productions series, unlike the previous ones[[/note]]
* ''Film/{{Marnie}}'' (1964)
* ''Film/TheHill'' (1965)
* ''Film/TheMollyMaguires'' (1970)
* ''Film/TheAndersonTapes'' (1971)
* ''Film/{{Zardoz}}'' (1974)
* ''Film/{{Murder on the Orient Express|1974}}'' (1974)
* ''Film/TheManWhoWouldBeKing'' (1975)
* ''Film/TheWindAndTheLion'' (1975)
* ''Film/RobinAndMarian'' (1976)
* ''Film/ABridgeTooFar'' (1977)
* ''Literature/TheGreatTrainRobbery'' (1979)
* ''Film/{{Meteor}}'' (1979)
* ''Film/TimeBandits'' (1981)
* ''Film/{{Outland}}'' (1981)
* ''Film/{{Highlander}}'' (1986)
* ''Film/TheNameOfTheRose'' (1986)
* ''Film/TheUntouchables'' (1987) - Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor
* ''Film/ThePresidio'' (1988)
* ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'' (1989)
* ''Film/FamilyBusiness'' (1989)
* ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' (1990)
* ''Film/TheRussiaHouse'' (1990)
* ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'' (1991)
* ''Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves'' (1991) (uncredited)
* ''Film/MedicineMan'' (1992)
* ''Film/RisingSun'' (1993)
* ''Film/FirstKnight'' (1995)
* ''Film/TheRock'' (1996)
* ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' (1996)
* ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'' (1999)
* ''Film/FindingForrester'' (2000)
* ''Film/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' (2003)
* ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenFromRussiaWithLove'' (2005)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' '': The Recobbled Cut'' (2006) - Provides the otherwise mute Tack's sole line, "I love you," cut from the [[ExecutiveMeddling studio-mandated released versions]], in which Tack is SuddenlyVoiced by a different actor.
* ''WesternAnimation/SirBilli'' (2013)