|Sir Sean Connery|
Connery in 1988
|Born||Thomas Sean Connery|
August 25, 1930
|Years active||1954 - 2006|
|Spouse(s)||Diane Cilento (1962–1973)|
Micheline Roquebrune (1975–present)
Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is an Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, and BAFTA Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. Events 1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III the Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Edinburgh ( ˈɛdɪnb(ərə Dùn Èideann) is the Capital of Scotland and is its second largest city after Glasgow. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Diane Cilento AM (born October 5, 1933 in Brisbane, Australia) is a Theatre and Film actress. Micheline Lady Connery (Micheline Roquebrune-Connery born 1929 is a French artist Events 1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III the Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a Fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952  In 1987 he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts The Untouchables is a 1987 crime drama film based on the 1959 television series, and follows Eliot Ness 's Autobiographical  Sir Sean Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2000. For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II 
Connery is known for retaining his Scottish accent in films, regardless of the nationality of the character played. Scottish English is the variety of English spoken in Scotland, also called Scottish Standard English. Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty  Despite being older than most contemporary sex symbols, he has repeatedly been named as one of the most attractive men alive by various magazines due to his rugged good looks. A sex symbol is a famous person of either gender typically an Actor, Musician, model, Teen idol, or Sports star
Connery was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, the son of Euphamia C. Fountainbridge is an area of Edinburgh, Scotland, a short distance west of the city centre adjoining Tollcross to the east Bruntsfield Edinburgh ( ˈɛdɪnb(ərə Dùn Èideann) is the Capital of Scotland and is its second largest city after Glasgow. "Effie" (née Maclean), a cleaning woman, and Joseph Connery, a factory worker and truck driver.  His father was a Roman Catholic of Irish descent with roots in County Wexford, while his mother was a Scottish Protestant. The Catholic Church in Scotland ( Scottish Gaelic: An Eaglais Caitligeach) describes the organisation of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church in Mention is made of the term Irish-Scot in the text of the atlas The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain (1612} by John Speed (1552-1629 County Wexford (Contae Loch Garman is a maritime county in the southeast of Ireland, in the province of Leinster. Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation. He claims he was called Sean, his middle name, long before becoming an actor, explaining that he had an Irish friend named Séamus and those who knew them decided to call him by his middle name when with Séamus.
His first job was as a milkman in Edinburgh with St. Cuthbert's Co-operative Society. The St Cuthbert's Co-operative Society opened its first shop in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1859 as a Consumers' co-operative.  He then joined the Royal Navy, but was later discharged on medical grounds because of a duodenal ulcer. The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the oldest of the British armed services (and is therefore known as the Senior Service) Ulcers are healing wounds that develop on the skin mucous membranes or eye Afterwards, he returned to the co-op, then worked at other jobs, including a lorry driver, a labourer and an artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art, coffin polisher and bodybuilder. Art modeling involves the posing of a model, an often paid sometimes even professional human subject as an aid in creating a portrait or other work of Art Edinburgh College of Art (ECA is an art school in Edinburgh, Scotland, providing Tertiary education in art and design disciplines for over two thousand Bodybuilding is the process of maximizing Muscle hypertrophy.
According to Connery's official website, he placed third in the 1953 Mr. Universe bodybuilding contest. Fellow competitor, Johnny Isaacs, suggested him an audition for a stage production of South Pacific. South Pacific is a musical, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by both Hammerstein and Joshua This led Connery to stage, television, and film work. A prominent television role was in Rudolph Cartier's 1961 production of Anna Karenina for BBC Television, in which he co-starred with Claire Bloom. Rudolph Cartier (born Rudolph Katscher; 17 April 1904 &ndash 7 June 1994 was an Austrian Television director who worked predominantly in British Anna Karenina ( Анна Каренина) also Anglicised as Anna Karenin, is a Novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy Claire Bloom (born Patricia Claire Blume; 15 February 1931) is an English Film and stage Actress.  He also acted in Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1956) starring Albert Sharpe. Darby O'Gill and the Little People ( 1959) is a Walt Disney Pictures Feature film starring Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, and
When he was younger, Connery was a keen footballer, having played for a team called Bonnyrigg Rose. Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a Team sport played between two teams of eleven players and is widely considered He was even offered a trial with East Fife. East Fife Football Club (known informally as The Fife or The Fifers) is a Scottish football club based in the Fife While on tour with the cast of South Pacific, Connery was involved in a football match against a local team that Matt Busby, manager of Manchester United, happened to be scouting at the time. Sir Alexander Matthew "Matt" Busby CBE KCSG (26 May 1909 – 20 January 1994 was a Scottish football player and manager most noted According to reports, Busby offered Connery a contract worth £25-a-week immediately after the game. The Pound Sterling ( symbol £; ISO code: GBP) subdivided into 100 pence (singular penny) is the Currency Connery admits that he was tempted to accept the offer, but he recalls "I realised that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves. "
His first American television role was as a porter in an episode of The Jack Benny Show. Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky February 14, 1894 - December 26, 1974) was an American Comedian, vaudevillian
Connery's breakthrough came in the role of secret agent James Bond. James Bond 007 is a Fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve Novels and two Short story He acted in seven Bond films, six produced by EON, followed by an unofficial Warner Brothers Thunderball-remake: These include Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983) (unofficial). EON Productions is a film production company known for producing the James Bond film series. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Dr No (1962 is the first Film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Sean Connery as British Secret Service agent The year 1962 in film involved some significant events Events Dr From Russia with Love, released in 1963 is the second Film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Sean Connery as The year 1963 in film involved some significant events Events January 28 - Filming begins on Dr Goldfinger (1964 is the third James Bond film, as well as the third to star Sean Connery as MI6 agent James Bond. The year 1964 in film involved some significant events Events January 29 - The film Dr Thunderball (1965 is the fourth Spy film of the British James Bond series, and the fourth to star Sean Connery as the The year 1965 in film involved some significant events Events Top grossing films (U You Only Live Twice (1967 is the fifth Spy film of the British James Bond series and stars Sean Connery as the The year 1967 in film involved some significant events It is widely considered as one of the most ground-breaking years in film Diamonds Are Forever (1971 is the seventh Spy film of the British James Bond series and the sixth to star Sean Connery The year 1971 in film involved some significant events Events February 8 - Bob Dylan 's hour long documentary Never Say Never Again, released in 1983, is the second screen adaptation of Ian Fleming 's novel Thunderball and a non- EON Productions Events February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Let's Spend the Night Together opens in New York
The imposing, yet light-footed, actor was co-discovered by Harry Saltzman, and Albert R. Broccoli after other aspirants to the Bond role were eliminated, including David Niven (later to play Bond in the spoof Casino Royale, in 1967), Cary Grant, and James Mason; the latter two refused to commit to a film series. Harry Saltzman ( October 27 1915 - September 28 1994) was a theatre and Film producer best known for his mega-gamble which resulted Albert Romolo Broccoli, CBE (Hon ( April 5 1909 &ndash June 27 1996) nicknamed "Cubby" was an American James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983 was an English Academy Award -winning Actor probably best known for his role as the punctuality-obsessed Casino Royale is a 1967 epic surrealistic Satire originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an Ensemble cast James Neville Mason ( 15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was a three-time Academy Award -nominated British Actor who The low budget forced the producers to hire an unknown actor.
James Bond's creator, Ian Fleming doubted the casting, saying, "He's not what I envisioned of James Bond looks" and "I’m looking for Commander Bond and not an overgrown stunt-man", adding that Connery (muscular, 6' 2", and a Scot) was unrefined. Ian Lancaster Fleming ( May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was a British author, Journalist and Second World War However, Fleming's girlfriend told him Connery had the requisite sexual charisma. Fleming changed his mind after the successful Dr. No premiere; he was so impressed, he created a half-Scottish, half-Swiss heritage for the literary James Bond in the later novels.
Connery's portrayal of Bond owes much to stylistic tutelage from director Terence Young, polishing the actor while using his physical grace and presence for the action. Stewart Terence Herbert Young ( June 20, 1915 &ndash September 7, 1994) was a British Film director, born in Robert Cotton wrote in one Connery biography that Lois Maxwell (the first Miss Moneypenny) noticed, "Terence took Sean under his wing. Lois Maxwell ( 14 February 1927 &ndash 29 September 2007) was a Canadian Actress, known for originating the role of Jane Moneypenny, better known as Miss Moneypenny, is a Fictional character in the James Bond novels and films He took him to dinner, showed him how to walk, how to talk, even how to eat". Cotton wrote, "Some cast members remarked that Connery was simply doing a Terence Young impression, but Young and Connery knew they were on the right track. "
In June 1967, after filming You Only Live Twice, Connery quit the role, having become tired of repetitive plots, a lack of character development, the public's demands of him, and fear of being typecast. For other meanings see Typecasting. Typecasting is the process by which a film TV or stage Actor is strongly identified with a specific He also disliked the fantastic direction in which the series was headed, away from the source material. Connery reportedly wanted to be a co-producer of the series, his inspiration being Dean Martin's role as a co-producer of the Matt Helm series. Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7 1917 &ndash December 25 1995 was an American Singer, Film Actor, television personality Matt Helm is a fictional character created by author Donald Hamilton. Connery noted that The Silencers made nowhere near as much money as Thunderball, but Martin made more money than he did. The Silencers is the title of an American Secret agent comedy motion picture produced in 1966 and starring Dean Martin as agent Matt Helm
In 1970, United Artists agreed to finance Connery's production of The Offence. The Offence is a 1972 Drama film based upon the acclaimed 1968 stage play This story of yours by John Hopkins, directed by Sydney Connery's final official appearance as 007 was in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever; he reportedly declined £5 million to make Live and Let Die (1973). The year 1971 in film involved some significant events Events February 8 - Bob Dylan 's hour long documentary Diamonds Are Forever (1971 is the seventh Spy film of the British James Bond series and the sixth to star Sean Connery Live and Let Die is the eighth Spy film of the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as the fictional
In 1978, owing to complex dealings between EON Productions and Kevin McClory (co-producer of Thunderball and co-creator of the story in Ian Fleming's eponymous novel), the latter obtained the right to re-make Thunderball. EON Productions is a film production company known for producing the James Bond film series. Kevin O'Donovan McClory ( 8 June 1926 - 20 November 2006) was an Irish Screenwriter, producer, and Ian Lancaster Fleming ( May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was a British author, Journalist and Second World War McClory and Connery were to write an original Bond film, titled either James Bond of the Secret Service or Warhead, but EON and United Artists blocked it in court. This article is about the film studio Previously it was affiliated with a cinema chain bearing its name now owned by Regal Entertainment Group.
The re-make was revived in the 1980s, and Connery was to play Bond for the seventh, and final, time in the "unofficial" film Never Say Never Again; its title is said to derive from Connery's comment after filming Diamonds Are Forever that he'd never again play Bond. Yet, in 2005, Connery again reprised the role with his voice and physical likeness in the video game adaptation of From Russia with Love. From Russia with Love is a Video game featuring Ian Fleming 's secret agent James Bond developed by Electronic Arts and released on
His favourite Bond film is From Russia with Love, one of the most acclaimed in the series, which he confirmed in a 2002 interview with Sam Donaldson for ABCNews. Samuel Andrew "Sam" Donaldson (born March 11 1934, El Paso Texas) is a reporter and News anchor for ABC News, substitute com. ; (American Movie Classics mistakenly listed Thunderball as Connery's favourite during a Bond retrospective). AMC is a cable television network that primarily airs movies The letters originally stood for American Movie Classics.
More than forty years after playing the role, Connery's incarnation remains as the definitive cinema James Bond, despite popular interpretations by Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton (often considered akin to the literary Bond), Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. Sir Roger George Moore KBE (born 14 October 1927) is an English Actor. Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946) is an English Pierce Brendan Brosnan, OBE Honour and so holds an honorary OBE Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968 is an English Actor. Connery's feelings about James Bond range from resentment to fondness, once saying he hated the character so much that he'd have killed him, but also saying he never hated Bond, but merely wanted to portray other characters. Certainly, when the James Bond series was at its peak in the mid-1960s, his association with James Bond 007 was so great that his performances in films, such as Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie, A Fine Madness, and Sidney Lumet's The Hill, were ignored. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 Marnie is a 1964 Psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the novel of the same name by Winston Graham A Fine Madness (1966 is a Motion picture Comedy based on the 1964 novel by Elliott Baker that tells the story of Samson Shillitoe a frustrated Sidney Lumet (born June 25 1924) is an Academy Award -receiving American Film director, with over 50 Films to his name The Hill is a 1965 film set in a British army prison in North Africa in World War II. When asked if he'd ever escape the identification, he replied, "Never, it's with me 'til I go in the box".
At another point, he said he still cared about the future of the character and the franchise, having been its icon for too long not to care, and that all Bond films had their good points.
Although Bond was his most famous role, Connery has also maintained a successful career since. As part of the agreement to appear in Diamonds are Forever, Connery was given carte blanche to produce two films for United Artists, but felt that the only film made under this deal, The Offence, was buried by the studio. Apart from The Man Who Would Be King, most of Connery's successes in the next decade were as part of ensemble casts in films such as Murder on the Orient Express and A Bridge Too Far (in which he acted in a scene opposite Sir Laurence Olivier). The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling story of the same title. Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 feature film directed by Sidney Lumet and based on the 1934 novel of the same name by A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic War film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by Laurence Kerr Olivier Baron His portrayal of Berber chieftain Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli in John Milius's The Wind and the Lion (1975) gained him considerable acclaim from critics and audiences and showed his range as an actor. Mulai Ahmed el Raisuni (known as Raisuli for most English speakers (d John Frederick Milius (born April 11, 1944) is an American Screenwriter, director, and producer of Motion pictures The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 Adventure film. It was directed by John Milius and starred Sean Connery, Candice Bergen,
In 1981, Sean Connery appeared in the film Time Bandits as Agamemnon. Time Bandits is a 1981 Fantasy film, produced and directed by Terry Gilliam. In Greek mythology, Agamemnon (very resolute / ( ancient Greek:) is a hero, the son of King Atreus of Mycenae The casting choice derives from a joke Michael Palin included in the script, in which he describes the character as being "Sean Connery (or someone of equal, but cheaper, stature)". Michael Edward Palin, CBE (born 5 May 1943 is an English Comedian, actor writer and Television presenter best known for being one of the members However, when shown the script, Connery was happy to play the supporting role. The brevity of his appearance in this film has been hailed by some as refreshing.
After his experience with Never Say Never Again in 1983 and the following court case, Connery became unhappy with the major studios and for two years did not make any films. Never Say Never Again, released in 1983, is the second screen adaptation of Ian Fleming 's novel Thunderball and a non- EON Productions Following the successful European production The Name of the Rose (1986), for which he won a BAFTA award, Connery's interest in more credible material was revived. The Name of the Rose (original title Der Name der Rose) is a German-French-Italian 1986 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, based on The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation That same year, a supporting role in Highlander showcased his ability to play older mentors to younger leads, which would become a recurring role in many of his later films. Highlander is a 1986 fantasy Action film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. The following year, his acclaimed performance as a hard-nosed cop in The Untouchables (1987) earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. The Untouchables is a 1987 crime drama film based on the 1959 television series, and follows Eliot Ness 's Autobiographical Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts The media reported that the producers wanted him for the movie but could not afford his salary, so he agreed to do the movie for $50,000 with a ten percent share of the proceeds. The expectation was that the movie would not make much money, but it exceeded all expectations and Sean Connery reaped a large amount of money. It was one of the most publicized times that an actor had benefited so greatly from having "bet" on the future of the film and since then other actors have parlayed their acting skills into taking less up front for a part of the proceeds.
Subsequent box-office hits such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) (in which he played Dr. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 Adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg from a story co-written by Executive producer Henry Jones, the father of Harrison Ford, actually only 12 years his junior), The Hunt for Red October (1990) (where he was reportedly called in at two weeks notice),The Russia House (1990), The Rock (1996), and Entrapment (1999) re-established him as an actor capable of playing major parts. Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an Academy Award - and BAFTA -nominated as well as Golden Globe -winning American The Hunt for Red October is a film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Clancy. The Russia House is a Novel by John le Carré published in 1989 The Rock is a 1996 Academy Award -nominated Action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island, and the San Francisco Bay Entrapment ( 1999) is an American Film directed by Jon Amiel, and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones Both Last Crusade and The Rock alluded to his James Bond days. Steven Spielberg and George Lucas wanted "the father of Indy" to be Connery since Bond directly inspired the Indiana Jones series, while his character in The Rock, John Patrick Mason, was a British secret service agent imprisoned since the 1960s. Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (Hon (born December 18 1946 is an American Film director, Screenwriter and producer. George Walton Lucas Jr (born May 14, 1944) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, producer, Screenwriter
In more recent years, Connery's filmography has included several box office and critical disappointments such as The Avengers (1998), The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) and First Knight (1995), but he also received positive reviews for films including Finding Forrester (2000). The Avengers is a 1998 film based on the British Cult television series of the same name from the 1960s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 film loosely based on the Comic book Limited series of the same name. First Knight is a 1995 Film based on Arthurian legend. The principal characters are Lancelot (played by Richard Gere Finding Forrester is a 2000 movie, written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a teenager Jamal He also later received a Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema. Crystal Globe is the main Award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival first given out in the city of He has often been criticised for never losing his accent, even when playing Russian and Irish characters, but he has said this is out of respect for his country. The Russian people (Русские— Russkie) are an East Slavic Ethnic group, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries The Irish people ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann, na hÉireannaigh, na Gaeil) are a Western European Ethnic group who originate
In 1987–88, Connery was to star in the British television series Red Dwarf. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U According to the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, a red dwarf star is a small and relatively cool Star, of the Main sequence, either late K Connery was to appear as the captain of the spaceship Red Dwarf. The British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf prominently features many different spaceships'. However, the role was written as being slightly overweight and inept, and so, with the part not being a good fit for Connery, it eventually went to an American comedy actor, Mac McDonald. For the fast food pioneer Maurice "Mac" McDonald see Dick and Mac McDonald. This was revealed in the Red Dwarf Series I DVD commentary.
In September 2004, media reports indicated that Connery intended to retire after pulling out of Josiah's Canon, which was set for a 2005 release. However, in a December 2004 interview with The Scotsman newspaper from his home in the Bahamas, Connery explained he had taken a break from acting in order to concentrate on writing his autobiography. The Scotsman is a Scottish national Newspaper, published in Edinburgh. The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an independent sovereign English -speaking country consisting of two thousand Cays and An autobiography, from the Greek αὐτός autos "self" βίος bios "life" and γράφειν graphein "to write" The book project was later abandoned because the publishers wanted to delve too far into his private life.
About a month before his 75th birthday, over the weekend of July 30/31, 2005, it was reported that he had decided to retire from film-making following disillusionment with the "idiots now in Hollywood", and the turmoil making (and subsequent box office failure of) the 2003 film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 film loosely based on the Comic book Limited series of the same name. 
He stated in interviews for the film included on the DVD release that he was offered roles in both The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings series, declining both due to "not understanding them". The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction - martial arts - Action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and The Lord of the Rings film trilogy consists of three Live action Fantasy Epic films The Fellowship of the Ring ( 2001 After they went on to become huge hits, he decided to accept the League role, despite not "understanding" it either. At the Tartan Day celebrations in New York in March 2006, Connery again confirmed his retirement from acting, and stated that he is now writing a history book. Tartan Day (part of Scotland Week) celebrates the existing and historical links between Scotland and Scottish descendants in North America New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous
He was planning to star in an $80 million movie about Saladin and the Crusades that would be filmed in Jordan before the producer Moustapha Akkad was killed in the 2005 Amman bombings. Salahadin Ayyubi ( Arabic:صلاح الدين يوسف بن أيوب Kurdish: سهلاحهدین ئهیوبی Selah'edînê Eyubî; c The Crusades were a series of military campaigns of a religious character waged by much of Christian Europe against external and internal opponents Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern Moustapha Akkad (مصطفى العقاد ( July 1 1930 &ndash November 11, 2005) was a Syrian American Film producer The 2005 Amman bombings were a series of coordinated bomb attacks on three Hotels in Amman, Jordan, on November 9, 2005. Connery received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award on 8 June 2006, where he again confirmed his retirement from acting. The American Film Institute ( AFI) is an independent Non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 The AFI Life Achievement Award (not to be confused with the Honorary Academy Award) was established by the Board of Directors of the American Film Institute on Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. On 7 June 2007, he denied rumours that he would appear in the fourth Indiana Jones film, stating that "retirement is just too much damned fun". Events 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
Sean Connery however did return to voice acting, playing the title character in the animated short, "Sir Billi the Vet". 
In the making of the film Another Time, Another Place (1958), Connery was rumored to have been having an affair with Lana Turner, his co-star. Another Time Another Place is a 1958 film Melodrama starring Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan and Sean Connery. Lana Turner ( February 8, 1921 &ndash June 29, 1995) was an Academy Award -nominated American Film Johnny Stompanato, her mobster boyfriend, stormed onto the set and pointed a gun at him, only to have Connery take the gun from Stompanato, beat him up, and force him from the set. Johnny Stompanato Jr aka Handsome Harry, John Steele and Oscar ( October 9, 1925 &ndash April 4, 1958 " Mobster " is a slang term for a person who participates in Organized crime, which is known as belonging to "the Mob" 
Connery was married to the Australian-born actress Diane Cilento from 1962 to 1973 (he was her second husband). For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Diane Cilento AM (born October 5, 1933 in Brisbane, Australia) is a Theatre and Film actress. They have one son, Jason Connery (born January 11, 1963) who was educated at Millfield School in Somerset, England and the rigorous Gordonstoun boarding school in Scotland, before going on to become an actor. Jason Joseph Connery (born January 11 1963) is an actor who was born in London. Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Millfield is an independent school in Street Somerset, England. Somerset ( or) is a county in south west England The County town is Taunton, which is in the south of the county England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Gordonstoun is a Scottish Co-educational Independent school famed for having educated three generations of British royalty According to Jason, his parents' divorce was an extremely bitter and painful affair. Diane Cilento wrote an autobiography that paints an unflattering portrait of her ex-husband (see Accusations of abuse paragraph below).
In 1975, Sean Connery married French artist Micheline Roquebrune who is the grandmother of French television journalist Stéphanie Renouvin. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Micheline Lady Connery (Micheline Roquebrune-Connery born 1929 is a French artist
He has a grandson Dashiell Quinn Connery (born in June, 1997) from his son Jason's marriage to actress Mia Sara. Mia Sarapochiello (born June 19, 1967 in Brooklyn Heights, New York) is an American actress who uses the Stage name
He holds an honorary shodan in Kyokushin karate. is a style of stand-up, Full contact karate, founded in 1964 by who was born under the name Choi Yong-I (최영의
In her autobiography My Nine Lives, as well as in subsequent interviews on radio and in print, Diane Cilento claimed that Connery had beaten her on several occasions. Diane Cilento AM (born October 5, 1933 in Brisbane, Australia) is a Theatre and Film actress. Connery vehemently denied the accusations.  In a December 1987 interview with Barbara Walters, he caused an uproar as he stated it was okay for a man to slap a woman with limited force assuming that it was required to calm her down or "keep her in line". Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25 1929) is an American Journalist, writer and media  The interview with Walters referenced remarks Connery had made in a November 1965 interview with Playboy magazine on the set of Thunderball. Playboy is an American Men's magazine, founded in Chicago Illinois, by Hugh Hefner and his associates which has grown into Playboy In Vanity Fair in 1993, he said: "There are women who take it to the wire. Vanity Fair is an American magazine of Culture, Fashion, and Politics published by Condé Nast Publications. That's what they are looking for, the ultimate confrontation. They want a smack. "
Connery has long supported the Scottish National Party, a left-of-centre political party campaigning for Scottish independence, both financially and through personal appearances. Tartan Day (part of Scotland Week) celebrates the existing and historical links between Scotland and Scottish descendants in North America Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Clan Maclean is a highland Scottish clan. History Gillean of the Battleaxe The founder of the clan was a Scots warlord descended from the royal House The Scottish National Party (SNP (Pàrtaidh Nàiseanta na h-Alba Scottis Naitional Pairtie is a Centre-left political party which campaigns for Scottish His involvement in Scottish politics has attracted considerable criticism since he has not resided in Scotland for more than fifty years, being labelled a "tax exile" amongst other things. Current situation The largest party is the Scottish National Party, which campaigns for Scottish independence.  Fellow Scot and actor Ewan McGregor was quoted as saying of Connery that he "resented being told how to feel about Scotland by someone who hadn't lived there in 25 years". Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971 ˌjuːən məˈgrɛgər is a Scottish Actor, who has had significant success in mainstream indie and art 
His support for the SNP is illustrated by a comment from his official website:
|“||While it is generally accepted that his support of Scotland's independence and the Scottish National Party delayed his knighthood for many years, his commitment to Scotland has never wavered. Politics in the United Kingdom often has more intrigue than a James Bond plot. The politics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland takes place in the framework of a Constitutional monarchy, in which the Monarch is Head While Scotland is not yet independent, she does have a new parliament. The Scottish Parliament ( Scottish Gaelic: Pàrlamaid na h-Alba; Scots: Scottish Pairlament) is the devlolved national unicameral Sir Sean campaigned hard for the yes vote during the Scottish Referendum that created the new Scottish Parliament. The Scottish referendum of 1997 was a pre-legislative Referendum held in Scotland, over whether there was support for the creation of a parliament for Scotland The Scottish Parliament ( Scottish Gaelic: Pàrlamaid na h-Alba; Scots: Scottish Pairlament) is the devlolved national unicameral He believes firmly that the Scottish Parliament will grow in power and that Scotland will be independent within his lifetime.||”|
—SeanConnery. com on Sean Connery's support of the Scottish National Party
Connery has a "Scotland Forever" tattoo on his arm and used his fee from Diamonds Are Forever (1971) to establish a charity to support deprived children in Edinburgh as well as Scottish film production. Diamonds Are Forever (1971 is the seventh Spy film of the British James Bond series and the sixth to star Sean Connery The definition of charitable organization, and of charity varies according to the country and in some instances the region of the country in which the charitable organization operates Filmmaking is the process of making a Film, from an initial story idea or commission through scriptwriting shooting editing and finally distribution to an audience He has said that he will return to Scotland when it is granted independence. He suggested in 1997 that the Labour government had prevented him being knighted for his charitable work because of his support for the SNP. The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the At the time a Labour Party spokesman stated Connery's knighthood had been blocked because of the numerous remarks that the actor had made in past interviews condoning violence and physical abuse towards women. Connery was widely accused of hypocrisy for accepting a knighthood from the monarch of the United Kingdom when he openly opposes that system. Hypocrisy (or the state of being a hypocrite) is the act of preaching a certain belief religion or way of life but not in fact holding these same virtues oneself
Connery received the Légion d'honneur in 1991. He received Kennedy Center Honors from the United States in 1999, presented to him by President Bill Clinton. The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to artists in the performing arts The United States of America —commonly referred to as the William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19 1946 served as the forty-second President of the United States He received a knighthood as a Knight Bachelor on July 5, 2000, wearing a hunting tartan kilt of the MacLean of Duart clan. The rank of Knight Bachelor is a part of the British honours system. Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Tartan is a pattern consisting of criss-crossed horizontal and vertical bands in multiple colours The kilt is a knee-length garment with pleats at the rear originating in the traditional dress of men and boys in the Scottish Highlands of the 16th century Clan Maclean is a highland Scottish clan. History Gillean of the Battleaxe The founder of the clan was a Scots warlord descended from the royal House Scottish clans (from Scottish Gaelic clann, "children" give a sense of identity and shared descent to people in Scotland and to their relations He also received the Orden de Manuel Amador Guerrero from Mireya Moscoso, former president of Panama on 11 March 2003, for his talent and versatility as an actor. The Orden de Manuel Amador Guerrero ( Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero in English) is the highest honour of Panama. Mireya Elisa Moscoso Rodríguez de Arias (born July 1, 1946) was the President of Panama from 1999 to 2004 representing the Arnulfista Panama, officially the Republic of Panama (República de Panamá) is the southernmost country of Central America. Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
In 1993, news that Connery was undergoing radiation treatment for an undisclosed throat ailment sparked media reports that the actor was suffering from throat cancer following years of heavy smoking, and he was falsely declared dead by the Japanese and South African news agencies. Radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) is the medical use of Ionizing radiation as part of Cancer treatment to control Malignant Esophageal cancer is malignancy of the Esophagus. There are various subtypes Tobacco Smoking is the inhalation of smoke from burned dried or cured leaves of the Tobacco plant most often in the form of a Cigarette. Connery immediately appeared on the David Letterman show to deny all of this. David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night Talk show host and Comedian and the host since 1993 In a February 1995 interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said that the radiation treatment was to remove nodules from his vocal cords. Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is a Magazine published by Time Inc A vocal cord nodule (or "Nodules of vocal cords" is a Nodule or mass of tissue that grows on the Vocal folds (vocal cords His father, a heavy smoker, died from throat cancer in 1972. Esophageal cancer is malignancy of the Esophagus. There are various subtypes In 2003, he had surgery to remove cataracts from both eyes. A cataract is a clouding that develops in the crystalline lens of the Eye or in its envelope varying in degree from slight to complete opacity On March 12, 2006, he announced he was recovering from surgery to remove a kidney tumour in January. Events 538 - Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Connery's distinctive speaking voice has sometimes made him a target of satire, most notably in the recurring Saturday Night Live sketch "Celebrity Jeopardy!" In the sketches, Connery (as portrayed by Darrell Hammond) taunts and mocks host Alex Trebek (played by Will Ferrell) and makes numerous lewd references and sexual jokes about women; more often than not, his jokes revolve around himself and Trebek's mother. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Celebrity Jeopardy! was a recurring sketch on Saturday Night Live. Darrell Hammond (born October 8, 1955) is an American Comedian who has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live (SNL George Alexander "Alex" Trebek (born July 22 1940 is an Emmy Award -winning Canadian - American John William "Will" Ferrell (ˈfærəl born July 16, 1967) is an American Comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Hammond would also play Connery for a fake trailer for a live action Smurfs movie, where Connery played Papa Smurf. The Smurfs ( Les Schtroumpfs) are a fictional group of small Sky blue creatures who live in Smurf Village somewhere in the woods Papa Smurf is a male Fictional character from the Smurfs. He is the third oldest of the Smurfs (after Grandpa and Nanny and their leader
Connery's role in Finding Forrester, specifically his line "You're the man now, dog!", became the inspiration for the popular website YTMND.com. Finding Forrester is a 2000 movie, written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a teenager Jamal YTMND, an initialism for " You're The Man Now Dog
He was voted to have the worst movie accent by Empire, for his performance in The Untouchables. Empire is a British Film Magazine published Monthly by Bauer Consumer Media. The Untouchables is a 1987 crime drama film based on the 1959 television series, and follows Eliot Ness 's Autobiographical He has been derided, but also applauded, for using the same accent for every character, despite playing roles as diverse as an Irish American Chicago cop (The Untouchables), King Richard I of England (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves) and a Lithuanian Soviet submarine captain (The Hunt for Red October). Irish Americans (Gael-Mheiriceánach are citizens of the United States who can claim ancestry originating in Ireland. Richard I (8 September 1157 &ndash 6 April 1199 was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death Robin Hood Prince of Thieves is a 1991 Adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic (Lietuvos Tarybų Socialistinė Respublika Литовская Советская Социалистическая Республика The Hunt for Red October is a film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Clancy. 
He has an asteroid named after him, 13070 Seanconnery. Asteroids, sometimes called Minor planets or planetoids', are bodies—primarily of the inner Solar System —that are smaller than planets but
Connery is frequently referenced in Irvine Welsh's 1993 novel Trainspotting, as one of the central characters, Sick Boy, is a huge fan of Connery's work. Irvine Welsh (born 27 September 1958 Leith, Edinburgh) is a contemporary Scottish novelist, best known for his novel Trainspotting Trainspotting is the first novel by Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. He is also mentioned several times in the 1996 film of the same name, directed by Danny Boyle. The year 1996 in film involved some significant events Major releases this year included Fargo, Trainspotting, The English Patient Trainspotting is a 1996 Scottish film directed by Danny Boyle based on the novel Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh Danny Boyle (born 20 October 1956 is an English director and Film producer, best known for his work on films such as Trainspotting
British comedian Eddie Izzard frequently uses the voice of Sean Connery in his stand-up routines, portraying such diverse figures as Noah and King Henry VIII. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh Edward John "Eddie" Izzard (born February 7, 1962) is a British stand-up comedian and Dramatic Actor. Noah (or Noe, Noach;; Nūḥ; Arabic: نوح; "Rest") was according to the Bible, the tenth and last of Henry VIII (28 June 1491 &ndash 28 January 1547 was King of England and Lord of Ireland, later King of Ireland and claimant to the Kingdom of When playing the former, Connery is usually seen interacting with Izzard's famous James Mason "voice of God. James Neville Mason ( 15 May 1909 – 27 July 1984) was a three-time Academy Award -nominated British Actor who God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. "
In the comic book series Danger Girl, the character Deuce is modeled after the elder Connery. Asterix and the Black Gold (original name L'Odyssée d'Astérix) is the twenty-sixth volume of Asterix comic book series, originally published James Bond 007 is a Fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve Novels and two Short story Danger Girl is an American Comic book series created by J Scott Campbell and Andy Hartnell.
Frank Caliendo performed an impersonation of Connery on his show Frank TV. Franklin "Frank" Caliendo (born January 19, 1974) is an American Comedian known for his impersonations on the FOX Network Frank TV is a TBS sketch comedy show starring Frank Caliendo. In the skit, Connery was advertising a course he taught on how to acquire his accent to pick up women.
|1954||Lilacs in the Spring||Undetermined Role (uncredited)|
|1957||No Road Back||Spike|
|Hell Drivers||Johnny Kates|
|Action of the Tiger||Mike|
|Time Lock||Welder #2|
|1958||Another Time, Another Place||Mark Trevor|
|A Night to Remember||Titanic deck hand||uncredited|
|1959||Darby O'Gill and the Little People||Michael McBride|
|Tarzan's Greatest Adventure||O'Bannion|
|1961||On the Fiddle||Pedlar Pascoe|
|The Frightened City||Paddy Damion|
|1962||The Longest Day||Pte. The year 1954 in film involved some significant events Events May 12 - The Marx Brothers' Zeppo Marx The year 1957 in film involved some significant events Events October 21 - The movie Jailhouse Rock No Road Back is a British B picture crime drama notable mainly for being the first major film role for future Filmstar Sean Connery. Hell Drivers is a 1957 British film directed by Cy Endfield and starring Stanley Baker, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan Action of the Tiger is a 1957 film distributed by MGM, directed by Terence Young, and starring Van Johnson and Martine Carol. Time Lock is a 1957 British Thriller film directed by Gerald Thomas. The year 1958 in film involved some significant events Events February 16- " In the Money " by William Another Time Another Place is a 1958 film Melodrama starring Lana Turner, Barry Sullivan and Sean Connery. A Night to Remember is a Docudrama film adaptation of Walter Lord 's book of the same name, recounting the final night of the RMS ''Titanic'' The year 1959 in film involved some significant events Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film Darby O'Gill and the Little People ( 1959) is a Walt Disney Pictures Feature film starring Albert Sharpe, Janet Munro, and Tarzan's Greatest Adventure is a 1959 Adventure film directed by John Guillermin, produced by Sy Weintraub and Harvey Hayutin The year 1961 in film involved some significant events Events Last Year at Marienbad ( L'année dernière The Frightened City is a 1961 British Film about extortion rackets and gang warfare in the West End of London The year 1962 in film involved some significant events Events Dr The Longest Day is a 3-hour-long War film with a very large cast based on the 1959 history The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan Flanagan|
|Dr. No||James Bond|
|1963||From Russia with Love||James Bond|
|Woman of Straw||Anthony Richmond|
|1965||The Hill||Trooper Joe Roberts|
|1966||A New World||Himself||(cameo)|
|A Fine Madness||Samson Shillitoe|
|1967||You Only Live Twice||James Bond|
|1968||Shalako||Moses Zebulon 'Shalako' Carlin|
|1969||The Bowler and the Bonnet||Himself||(Director; documentary)|
|1970||The Molly Maguires||Jack Kehoe|
|1971||The Red Tent||Roald Amundsen|
|The Anderson Tapes||John Anderson|
|Diamonds Are Forever||James Bond|
|1972||A Spain Golf Course||Himself||(short subject)|
|1973||The Offence||Detective Sergeant Johnson|
|Murder on the Orient Express||Colonel Arbuthnot|
|The Dream Factory||Himself||(documentary)|
|The Wind and the Lion||Mulay Achmed Mohammed el-Raisuli the Magnificent|
|The Man Who Would Be King||Daniel Dravot|
|1976||Robin and Marian||Robin Hood|
|1976||The Next Man||Khalil Abdul-Muhsen|
|1977||A Bridge Too Far||Maj. Dr No (1962 is the first Film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Sean Connery as British Secret Service agent Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a Fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952 The year 1963 in film involved some significant events Events January 28 - Filming begins on Dr From Russia with Love, released in 1963 is the second Film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Sean Connery as Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a Fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952 The year 1964 in film involved some significant events Events January 29 - The film Dr Marnie is a 1964 Psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on the novel of the same name by Winston Graham Goldfinger (1964 is the third James Bond film, as well as the third to star Sean Connery as MI6 agent James Bond. Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a Fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952 The year 1965 in film involved some significant events Events Top grossing films (U The Hill is a 1965 film set in a British army prison in North Africa in World War II. Thunderball (1965 is the fourth Spy film of the British James Bond series, and the fourth to star Sean Connery as the James Bond 007 is a Fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve Novels and two Short story The year 1966 in film involved some significant events Events Walt Disney, well known for his creation of Mickey Mouse died on A New World is Maksim Mrvica 's third international A Fine Madness (1966 is a Motion picture Comedy based on the 1964 novel by Elliott Baker that tells the story of Samson Shillitoe a frustrated The year 1967 in film involved some significant events It is widely considered as one of the most ground-breaking years in film You Only Live Twice (1967 is the fifth Spy film of the British James Bond series and stars Sean Connery as the Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a Fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952 The year 1968 in film involved some significant events Events October 30 - The film The Lion in Winter Shalako is a 1968 western film starring Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot. The year 1969 in film involved some significant events Events Cannes Film Festival opens but closes in support The year 1970 in film involved some significant events Events February 11 - The film The Magic Christian The Molly Maguires is a 1970 film based on a novel by Arthur H The year 1971 in film involved some significant events Events February 8 - Bob Dylan 's hour long documentary The Red Tent ( Красная палатка La tenda rossa, La tienda roja is a joint Soviet / Italian film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. The Anderson Tapes is a 1971 Crime film. It was directed by Sidney Lumet and stars Sean Connery, Martin Balsam and Dyan Cannon Diamonds Are Forever (1971 is the seventh Spy film of the British James Bond series and the sixth to star Sean Connery Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a Fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952 The year 1972 in film involved some significant events Events Top grossing films (U The year 1973 in film involved some significant events Events The Marx Brothers ' Zeppo Marx divorces his second The Offence is a 1972 Drama film based upon the acclaimed 1968 stage play This story of yours by John Hopkins, directed by Sydney The year 1974 in film involved some significant events Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released Zardoz is a 1974 Science fiction film written produced and directed by John Boorman. Murder on the Orient Express is a 1974 feature film directed by Sidney Lumet and based on the 1934 novel of the same name by The year 1975 in film involved some significant events Events January 28 - George Lucas creates the second draft Ransom was a 1975 film starring Sean Connery and Ian McShane. The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 Adventure film. It was directed by John Milius and starred Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, The Man Who Would Be King is a 1975 film adapted from the Rudyard Kipling story of the same title. Daniel Dravot is a fictional character in Rudyard Kipling 's short story The Man Who Would Be King, subsequently made into a feature film in The year 1976 in film involved some significant events Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas ' Robin and Marian is a 1976 British and American co-produced romantic adventure period film starring Sean Connery as Robin Robin Hood is an archetypal figure in English folklore, whose story originates from medieval times but who remains significant in popular culture where The year 1976 in film involved some significant events Events March 22 - Filming begins on George Lucas ' The Next Man (also known as The Arab Conspiracy or Double Hit) is a 1976 American political action thriller film starring The year 1977 in film involved some significant events Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic War film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by Gen. Roy Urquhart|
|1979||The First Great Train Robbery||Edward Pierce/John Simms/Geoffrey|
|Meteor||Dr. Disambiguation for the Scottish character actor see Robert Urquhart (actor. The year 1979 in film involved some significant events Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode The First Great Train Robbery is a 1979 Film directed by Michael Crichton, who also wrote the screenplay based on his novel The Great Meteor is a 1979 Disaster film in which scientists detect an Asteroid on a collision course with Earth and struggle with international Paul Bradley|
|Cuba||Maj. Cuba was a 1979 film starring Sean Connery set during the build up to the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Robert Dapes|
|Time Bandits||King Agamemnon/Fireman|
|Five Days One Summer||Douglas Meredith|
|Wrong Is Right||Patrick Hale|
|1983||Sean Connery's Edinburgh||Himself||(short subject)|
|Never Say Never Again||James Bond|
|1984||Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight||The Green Knight|
|1986||Highlander||Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez|
|The Name of the Rose||William of Baskerville||BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role|
|1987||The Untouchables||Jim Malone||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
|1988||The Presidio||Lt. Events January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. Outland is a British 1981 Science fiction movie written and directed by Peter Hyams. Time Bandits is a 1981 Fantasy film, produced and directed by Terry Gilliam. In Greek mythology, Agamemnon (very resolute / ( ancient Greek:) is a hero, the son of King Atreus of Mycenae Events June 10 = Steven Spielberg 's Science fiction PG-rating film E Wrong Is Right ( Columbia Pictures, 1982) is a prescient Black comedy thriller about the theft of two Suitcase bombs featuring Events February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Let's Spend the Night Together opens in New York Never Say Never Again, released in 1983, is the second screen adaptation of Ian Fleming 's novel Thunderball and a non- EON Productions Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is a Fictional character created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1952 Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name Sword of the Valiant The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a 1984 film starring Miles O'Keeffe, Cyrielle Claire, Leigh Lawson, and Events April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Go's Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries Highlander is a 1986 fantasy Action film directed by Russell Mulcahy and based on a story by Gregory Widen. Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez is a character from the fictional universe of Highlander movies portrayed by actor Sean Connery. The Name of the Rose (original title Der Name der Rose) is a German-French-Italian 1986 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, based on The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actors of all nationalities are Events January 31 - The Cure for Insomnia premieres at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago Illinois, to The Untouchables is a 1987 crime drama film based on the 1959 television series, and follows Eliot Ness 's Autobiographical Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor — Motion Picture was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944 for a performance in Events Michael Jackson 's first film was Moonwalker Top grossing films (U The Presidio redirects here For other uses see Presidio. The Presidio is an American Col. Alan Caldwell|
|1989||Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade||Professor Henry Jones|
|Family Business||Jessie McMullen|
|1990||The Hunt for Red October||Captain Marko Ramius|
|The Russia House||Bartholomew 'Barley' Scott Blair|
|1991||Highlander II: The Quickening||Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez|
|Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves||King Richard I||(uncredited)|
|1992||Medicine Man||Dr. Events Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton Georgia for $20 million Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 Adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg from a story co-written by Executive producer Professor Henry Walton Jones Sr is a fictional character in the Indiana Jones franchise. Family Business is a 1989 film drama directed by Sidney Lumet with a Screenplay by Vincent Patrick, based on his novel The year 1990 in film involved some significant events Events CGI technique is expanded with motion capture for The Hunt for Red October is a film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Clancy. The Russia House is a Novel by John le Carré published in 1989 The year 1991 in film involved some significant events Events April 28 - Bonnie Highlander II The Quickening is the second installment to the successful ''Highlander'' film series, released on November 1 1991 by Interstar Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez is a character from the fictional universe of Highlander movies portrayed by actor Sean Connery. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves is a 1991 Adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. Richard I (8 September 1157 &ndash 6 April 1199 was King of England from 6 July 1189 until his death The year 1992 in film involved many significant films (For more about films in foreign languages check sources in those languages Medicine Man is an American film released in 1992 and directed by John McTiernan. Robert Campbell|
|1993||Rising Sun||Capt. The year 1993 in film involved many significant films (For more about films in foreign languages check sources in those languages Rising Sun is a 1993 film directed by Philip Kaufman. The film stars Sean Connery (who was also the executive producer Wesley John Connor||(also executive producer)|
|1994||A Good Man in Africa||Dr. The year 1994 in film involved some significant events Top grossing films (U A Good Man in Africa is a 1994 film based on the novel A Good Man in Africa (written by William Boyd in 1981) and directed Alex Murray|
|1995||The Thief and the Cobbler||Tack the Cobbler||(voice; original version; unconfirmed)|
|Just Cause||Paul Armstrong||(also executive producer)|
|First Knight||King Arthur|
|The Rock||John Patrick Mason||(also executive producer)|
|1998||The Avengers||Sir August de Wynter|
|Playing by Heart||Paul|
|1999||Entrapment||Robert MacDougal||(also producer)|
|2000||Finding Forrester||William Forrester|
|2003||The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen||Allan Quatermain|
|2006||Sir Billi the Vet||Sir Billi||(voice) animated 2008 release|
Sean Connery has provided voice-over work and his likeness for the video game From Russia with Love. The year 1995 in film involved some significant events Events March 22 - The Dogme 95 movement is officially announced in Paris "Arabian Knight" redirects here For other uses see Arabian Nights (disambiguation. Just Cause is a 1995 film directed by Arne Glimcher and starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne. First Knight is a 1995 Film based on Arthurian legend. The principal characters are Lancelot (played by Richard Gere King Arthur is a legendary British leader who according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against the Saxon invaders The year 1996 in film involved some significant events Major releases this year included Fargo, Trainspotting, The English Patient Dragonheart is a 1996 Fantasy / Adventure Film directed by Rob Cohen, and starring Dennis Quaid, David The Rock is a 1996 Academy Award -nominated Action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island, and the San Francisco Bay The year 1998 in film involved some significant events Events February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein The Avengers is a 1998 film based on the British Cult television series of the same name from the 1960s Playing by Heart is a 1998 Comedy-drama Film, which tells the story of several seemingly unconnected characters The year 1999 in film involved some significant events and was arguably the most successful year for films released in the 1990s Entrapment ( 1999) is an American Film directed by Jon Amiel, and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones The year 2000 in film involved some significant events Events Top grossing films Please note that following the tradition of the Finding Forrester is a 2000 movie, written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant, about a teenager Jamal The year 2003 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with movies like 2 Fast 2 Furious, The Lord of the Rings The Return The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a 2003 film loosely based on the Comic book Limited series of the same name. Allan Quatermain is a Fictional character, the Protagonist of H The year 2006 in film involved some significant events Releases of sequels took place with Superman Returns, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man's Chest From Russia with Love is a Video game featuring Ian Fleming 's secret agent James Bond developed by Electronic Arts and released on His likeness was used as the model for the character Big Boss in Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake. is a Stealth game that was written and directed by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami.
|James Bond actor|
|James Bond actor|
|Unofficial James Bond actor|
|Video Game James Bond actor|
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
|People's Sexiest Man Alive|
for Hannah and Her Sisters
|Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
for The Untouchables
for A Fish Called Wanda
for Mona Lisa
|BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role|
for The Name of the Rose
for A Fish Called Wanda
|Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture|
for The Untouchables
for Tucker: The Man and His Dream
|Cecil B. DeMille Award|
|AFI Life Achievement Award|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Oscar winning Scottish actor; best known as the original cinematic James Bond|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 25, 1930|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|