Watch (or rewatch) the iconic films of the legendary actor
Sir Sean Connery was the first actor to star as fictional British secret agent James Bond in a film. He starred in seven Bond films during 1962 and 1983, starting from his role in Dr. No and ending his stint with Never Say Never Again. Before his big breakthrough, he used to work in smaller theatre and television productions but the success of Bond got him the opportunity to work with filmmakers like Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Lumet and John Huston. Some of his famous work includes Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Finding Forrester (2000) among others.
Nonetheless, he has got an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes apart from US Kennedy Center Honors lifetime achievement award in 1999. He was knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours for his services to the film industry.
So while we remember him, take a look at some of the iconic films of the legendary actor:
The Man Who Would Be King
In this adventure film, Sean Connery was paired with another legendary actor Michael Caine. The Man Who Would Be King was an adaptation of eponymous Rudyard Kipling novella by John Huston and Gladys Hill. The two actors played the role of British Army’s non-commissioned officers who go on a little adventure but end up in Kafiristan (a fictionalised region). You should watch the films and it is a hidden gem.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Sean Connery starred in the Indiana Jones film and he managed to outshine Harrison Ford in his own film. This one is certainly one of the best films in the entire franchise.
This James Bond film was Sean Connery’s third outing as the British spy. It has Sean probing a gold magnate called Auric Goldfinger and finding his nefarious smuggling ring. This film also outshined Sean Conney’s Bond all Bond films and indeed the entire franchise. Goldfinger also gave the audience the spy’s preference for Aston Martins.
Goldfinger, at times, is often referred to as the greatest Bond film ever made, Dr No was the first-ever 007 film so had its own charm with all the thrills, humour and engaging action.
Brian De Palma’s multi-starrer featured Sean Connery as an Irish cop who helps Kevin Costner’s Bureau of Prohibition agent to dot down Al Capone (Robert De Niro). The film earned him the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.