March 31, 2023

Celebrities Pay Tribute to the Late Sean Connery

Sean Connery as James Bond.
Sean Connery as James Bond.

Tributes are pouring in to honor legendary actor Sean Connery, who passed away at the age of 90. Best known for his role as James Bond, Connery’s career spanned nearly fifty years, making his film debut in 1954’s Let’s Make Up. Connery’s last onscreen role was 2003’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

After a decade in the industry, Connery became a household name when he was cast as Agent 007 in the first Bond film, 1962’s Dr. No. He would go on to star in seven Bond films, as well as numerous other notable roles such as Murder on the orient Express, Robin and Marian, The Great Train Robbery, Highlander, The Hunt for Red October, Family Business, Medicine Man, Entrapment, and The Rock. Connery earned an Oscar for his role as Jim Malone in 1987’s The Untouchables, and became known as Indy’s father, Henry Jones Sr, in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Connery was asked to reprise his role in Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, but chose not to come out of retirement,  though he did state that if there was one role that might have tempted him to do so, it was Dr. Jones.

Daniel Craig, who has portrayed 007 in the last five Bond films, said in a stated “It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema. Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. 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. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.”

Sean Connery and Harrison Ford in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."
Sean Connery and Harrison Ford in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

Connery’s The Hunt for Red October co-star Sam Neill  Tweeted “Every day on set with Sean Connery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power – that was utterly unique to Sean.”

You can read more tributes below.





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