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Sean Connery (1930 - 2020)

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The one and only James Bond .... R.I.P ....

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RIP - I imagine there will be a lot of people settling in for a Bond marathon this weekend.

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The Bond films will obviously be the lead talking point for most remembrances, but my favorite Connery role is in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade:

 

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1 hour ago, ejp626 said:

RIP - I imagine there will be a lot of people settling in for a Bond marathon this weekend.

I will head for a vodka martini marathon too.

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7 minutes ago, ghost of miles said:

The Bond films will obviously be the lead talking point for most remembrances, but my favorite Connery role is in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade:

 

Would also mention the "The Russia House" ....

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He was awesome! An alpha male if there ever was one.

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12 hours ago, ghost of miles said:

The Bond films will obviously be the lead talking point for most remembrances, but my favorite Connery role is in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade:

 

He makes that movie, and a good many others he either starred or cameoed in. Fantastic actor beyond his Bond days. RIP

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R.I.P.

My favorite Sean Connery movie:

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2 hours ago, HutchFan said:

R.I.P.

My favorite Sean Connery movie:

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❤❤❤ !!!

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Helluva run, RIP.

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Absolutely indelible as Bond, but he was a man who made a lot good movies and had a greater range than most people would expect. 

As Bond, he will always take me back to my childhood. He's the perfect fantasy for the male child of 12-15.  

R.I.P.

 

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RIP.  The Man Who Would Be King was my favorite as well.

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On 10/31/2020 at 7:26 AM, ghost of miles said:

The Bond films will obviously be the lead talking point for most remembrances, but my favorite Connery role is in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade:

 

He definitely added an extra layer of fun to this movie. RIP

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On 11/1/2020 at 9:51 PM, Dave James said:

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i do love this one, though as much for Brian Keith's fine TR as for Connery!

 

 

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A great actor can do so much with just four words.

 

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He used to joke that he had been at the same school as Tony Blair. "I delivered milk to Fettes when I was a milkman", he'd explain.

He had a brilliant wife, Michelline, who was well-versed in philosophy. She had a premonition about the French stage play, "Art". She advised Connery to buy the foreign rights to it. He did so, and it earned him a fortune. My fave film of his was "MWWBK"

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Was there ever any attempt at all to star Sean Connery in a major motion picture production of Macbeth?   I would have loved to have seen that.  There's no demand that Macbeth be a younger man and even elderly men can still have ambition (see: current events), so even a 1990's production of "The Scottish Play" (with perhaps Dame Helen Mirren as Lady M) would have been viable.  Did Mr. Connery perhaps not consider himself enough of a Shakesperean actor?  I mean, if Mel Gibson could star in Hamlet  . . .

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Another film he really showed his tremendous range in was "The Offense (1973), where he played a detective interrogating a suspected sex offender. Probably his most serious role as far as zero comedic content was involved.

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On 10/31/2020 at 3:26 PM, ghost of miles said:

The Bond films will obviously be the lead talking point for most remembrances, but my favorite Connery role is in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade:

I remember him warmly for The name of the rose, based on Eco's novel. Which also started the career of a young Christian Slater.

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12 hours ago, Bluesnik said:

I remember him warmly for The name of the rose, based on Eco's novel. Which also started the career of a young Christian Slater.

You know its forever since I saw that, I do recall like it a lot, don't remember Slater. Did he at least not try his low-rent Nicholson impersonation in the role?

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Good movie. I watched it again recently, after about 25 years. No, Slater doesn't present as a Nicholson-lite here. He does have a tonsura.

Umberto Eco is a thinking man's Dan Brown. 

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