Sir Thomas Sean Connery, the Scottish actor of many movies that I have loved, has died in his sleep on October 31 at the age of 90. Sean Connery is perhaps one of the most significant actors of our time.
If anyone’s old enough to know, he was the first to bring the character 007 to life in what would be one of the longest running movie franchises. He played 007 in the first-ever Bond film, Dr. No (1962) and he would go on to reprise the role for the next four 007 flicks. He would later go on to appear in two other 007 films in 1971 and 1983 (Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again.
For modern folks, he is best remembered for his roles in Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October (1990), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Dragonheart (as voice of the dragon, Draco, 1996) The Untouchables (1988), and The Rock (1996).
The Hunt for Red October has gotta be my personal favorite film starring Sir Sean. His role as the titular character, Marko Ramius, we exactly as I have imagined when I first read the book.
Sir Sean Connery was said to have been “unwell for some time” passed on in his sleep in the Bahamas on October 31, 2020.
May his soul rest in peace. The man’s contribution to the films that afforded us countless hours of entertainment will never be forgotten.
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