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I almost don't know what to say i am stunned. From Hitchcock to Zardoz...well he is up there with Pusse now. 103120

there has to be some meaning in that. R.I.P. SIR you gave the planet some good times.
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My favorite role of his was in the hunt for red October. Which is one of my favorite movies of all time. Godspeed mr Connery.
Did you know he was not cast for the roll? IIRC the actor cancelled at very last moment. Sir Connery was flown in. He didn’t speak Russian, no time to learn. So start of movie his lines in Russian (instead of speech). “Cold, yes it’s cold” responses. The other actors were given his Russian lines Until the crew magically switched to English.
 

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Wait, wasn't there a Bond movie "You Only Die Twice"? Maybe this is just his first one!

RIP Sir Connery. He was a good actor and a great personality.
 

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RIP Sir Connery. Know he’s definitely known for multiple roles , but 3 of my favorite movies he acted in , League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Rising Sun and The Untouchables. Saw him a few times back in the day in Dunedin Fl. Nice guy.
How could you leave out his most iconic role of all.

 

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He will always be the only true 007 to me. It hurt me to see him die in The Untouchables....this is worse.

RIP Mr. Bond.
 

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BBC News

Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said.

The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, having been "unwell for some time", his son said. His acting career spanned five decades and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables. Sir Sean's other films included The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

Jason Connery said his father "had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him" when he died overnight in Nassau. Much of Bond film Thunderball had been filmed there. He said: "We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time.

"A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an actor."

His publicist Nancy Seltzer said: "There will be a private ceremony followed by a memorial yet to be planned once the virus has ended." He leaves wife Micheline and sons Jason and Stephane. Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, said Sir Sean was "one of the true greats of cinema".

"Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more," he said. "He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster. "He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones." In reference to Sir Sean's love of the game, he added: "Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course."

Dame Shirley Bassey, who sang the themes to three Bond films including Goldfinger, paid tribute saying: "I'm incredibly saddened to hear of Sean's passing. My thoughts are with his family. He was a wonderful person, a true gentleman and we will be forever connected by Bond."

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: "I was heartbroken to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons. "Sean was born into a working class Edinburgh family and through talent and sheer hard work, became an international film icon and one of the world's most accomplished actors. Sean will be remembered best as James Bond - the classic 007 - but his roles were many and varied.

"He was a global legend but, first and foremost, a patriotic and proud Scot - his towering presence at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 showed his love for the country of his birth. Sean was a lifelong advocate of an independent Scotland and those of us who share that belief owe him a great debt of gratitude."
 

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Did you know he was not cast for the roll? IIRC the actor cancelled at very last moment. Sir Connery was flown in. He didn’t speak Russian, no time to learn. So start of movie his lines in Russian (instead of speech). “Cold, yes it’s cold” responses. The other actors were given his Russian lines Until the crew magically switched to English.
I did not know that. But that shows how good of an actor he is. Sam Neill is also one of my favorite actors and did a excellent job in that role as well.
 

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May he rest in peace.

A lot to ask for, but I’d like to see this latest Bond flick add some type of homage to SC in some creative, but powerful way. I’m pretty sure that won’t happen, though.
 
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