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Sean Connery (1930)

The Scottish actor made his film début in No Road Back, in 1956 before starring in several features such as Another Time, another Place, in 1958 and The Longest Day, in 1961. It was however when he accepted the part of James Bond, in Dr No, in 1962, in the first of a decades-long franchise, that he earned international recognition. With his suave and debonair charm, Sean Connery turned Ian Fleming's literature violent character into a cool, sophisticated and seductive film hero. The actor reprised the roles seven times, with the second feature, From Russia with Love, in 1963, fully installing the typical ingredients of a James Bond film, that is, sexy girls, gadgets, and humour as well as action sequences. Alongside the popular role of the spy, Sean Connery appeared in several successful features such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Marnie, in 1964, The Anderson Tapes, in 1971 and Robin and Marian, in 1976, opposite Audrey Hepburn. From the 1980s, the actor continued starring in memorable features such as The Name of the Rose, in 1986 and The Hunt for Red October, in 1990 while appealing to younger audiences with Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, in 1989 and The League of the Extraordinary Gentlemen, in 2003. Sean Connery who almost became a Manchester United footballer, turned into a major cultural icon thanks to his embodiment of James Bond that has remained the model for all the other actors taking upon the role and installed in the cultural lexicon the iconic catchphrase 'My name is Bond, James Bond'.

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Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery in  You Only Live Twice directed by Lewis Gilbert, 1967. Photo by Joe Pearce
Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice directed by Lewis Gilbert, 1967. Photo by Joe Pearce
Tippi Hedren, Diane Baker, director Alfred Hitchcock and Sean Connery on the set of Marnie, 1964
Tippi Hedren, Diane Baker, director Alfred Hitchcock and Sean Connery on the set of Marnie, 1964
Sean Connery on the set of Diamonds Are Forever directed by Guy Halilton, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery on the set of Diamonds Are Forever directed by Guy Halilton, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Cubby and Dana Broccoli, Sean Connery, Jacqueline and Harry Saltzman on the set of Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Cubby and Dana Broccoli, Sean Connery, Jacqueline and Harry Saltzman on the set of Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren in Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1964
Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren in Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1964
Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn in Robin and Marian directed by Richard Lester, 1976
Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn in Robin and Marian directed by Richard Lester, 1976
Sean Connery in Cuba directed by Richard Lester, 1979
Sean Connery in Cuba directed by Richard Lester, 1979
Sean Connery and Caudine Auger in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Sean Connery and Caudine Auger in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Sean Connery in Hell Drivers directed by Cy Enfield, 1957
Sean Connery in Hell Drivers directed by Cy Enfield, 1957
Sean Connery in The anderson tapes directed by Sidney Lumet, 1971
Sean Connery in The anderson tapes directed by Sidney Lumet, 1971
Portrait of Sean Connery by Chris Ware, London, 1962
Portrait of Sean Connery by Chris Ware, London, 1962
Gina Lollobrigida and Sean Connery in Woman of straw directed by Basil Dearden, 1964
Gina Lollobrigida and Sean Connery in Woman of straw directed by Basil Dearden, 1964
Sean Connery in Outland directed by Peter Hyams, 1981
Sean Connery in Outland directed by Peter Hyams, 1981
Sean Connery in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Sean Connery in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi in From Russia with Love directed by Terence Young, 1963
Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi in From Russia with Love directed by Terence Young, 1963
Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Portrait of Sean Connery by Chris Ware, London, 1962
Portrait of Sean Connery by Chris Ware, London, 1962
Sean Connery on the set of Diamonds Are Forever directed by Guy Halilton, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery on the set of Diamonds Are Forever directed by Guy Halilton, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Sean Connery in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin and Scott Glenn in The Hunt for Red October directed by John McTiernan, 1990
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin and Scott Glenn in The Hunt for Red October directed by John McTiernan, 1990
Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Portrait of Sean Connery, 1960s
Portrait of Sean Connery, 1960s
Sean Connery in A Bridge Too Far directed by Richard Attenborough, 1977
Sean Connery in A Bridge Too Far directed by Richard Attenborough, 1977
Martine Carol and Sean Connery in Action of the Tiger directed by Terence Young, 1957
Martine Carol and Sean Connery in Action of the Tiger directed by Terence Young, 1957
Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October directed by John McTiernan, 1990
Sean Connery in The Hunt for Red October directed by John McTiernan, 1990
Portrait of Sean Connery on the set of Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1964. Portrait by Bob Willoughby
Portrait of Sean Connery on the set of Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1964. Portrait by Bob Willoughby
Portrait of Sean Connery, 1980s
Portrait of Sean Connery, 1980s
Portrait of Sean Connery by Albert Watson, 2003
Portrait of Sean Connery by Albert Watson, 2003
Portrait of Sean Connery, 1960s
Portrait of Sean Connery, 1960s
Director Alfred Hitchcock and Sean Connery on the set of Marnie, 1964
Director Alfred Hitchcock and Sean Connery on the set of Marnie, 1964
Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Jacques Héripret
Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Jacques Héripret
Portrait of Sean Connery for Another Time, Another Place directed by Lewis Allen, 1958
Portrait of Sean Connery for Another Time, Another Place directed by Lewis Allen, 1958
Lana Turner and Sean Connery for Another Time, Another Place directed by Lewis Allen, 1958
Lana Turner and Sean Connery for Another Time, Another Place directed by Lewis Allen, 1958
Sean Connery and Ursula Andress in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery and Ursula Andress in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Portrait of Sean Connery, 1957
Portrait of Sean Connery, 1957
Sean Connery on the set of Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery on the set of Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Director Terence Young, Molly Peters and Connery during a break of Thunderball, 1965
Director Terence Young, Molly Peters and Connery during a break of Thunderball, 1965
Sean Connery and Ursula Andress on the set of Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery and Ursula Andress on the set of Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery on the set of Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery on the set of Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Ursula Andress and Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Ursula Andress and Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Portrait of Sean Connery by Terence Donovan, 1962
Portrait of Sean Connery by Terence Donovan, 1962
Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot on the set of Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery and Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery and Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Portrait of Sean Connery for Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Portrait of Sean Connery for Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Portrait of Sean Connery by Terence Donovan, 1962
Portrait of Sean Connery by Terence Donovan, 1962
Portrait of Sean Connery in The hill directed by Sidney Lumet, 1965
Portrait of Sean Connery in The hill directed by Sidney Lumet, 1965
Sean Connery in The hill directed by Sidney Lumet, 1965
Sean Connery in The hill directed by Sidney Lumet, 1965
Sean Connery in The Longest Day directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton and Bernhard Wicki, 1962
Sean Connery in The Longest Day directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton and Bernhard Wicki, 1962
Margaret Nolan and Sean Connery in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Margaret Nolan and Sean Connery in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Saeed Jaffrey, Michael Caine and Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King directed by John Huston, 1975
Saeed Jaffrey, Michael Caine and Sean Connery in The Man Who Would Be King directed by John Huston, 1975
Sean Connery and Michael Caine in The Man Who Would Be King directed by John Huston, 1975
Sean Connery and Michael Caine in The Man Who Would Be King directed by John Huston, 1975
Sean Connery in The Molly Maguires directed by Martin Ritt, 1970
Sean Connery in The Molly Maguires directed by Martin Ritt, 1970
Sean Connery and Honor Blackman in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery and Honor Blackman in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery in Murder on the Orient Express directed by Sidney Lumet, 1974
Sean Connery in Murder on the Orient Express directed by Sidney Lumet, 1974
Sean Connery and Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery and Shirley Eaton in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery in Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Jacques Héripret
Sean Connery in Shalako directed by Edward Dmytryk, 1968. Photo by Jacques Héripret
Sean Connery in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Sean Connery in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Sean Connery in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Sean Connery in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Molly Peters and Sean Connery in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Molly Peters and Sean Connery in Thunderball directed by Terence Young, 1965
Sean Connery  with his second wife, Diane Cilento, 1965. Photo by George Freston
Sean Connery with his second wife, Diane Cilento, 1965. Photo by George Freston
Sean Connery and Honor Blackman in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery and Honor Blackman in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery on the set of Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery on the set of Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Ursula Andress and Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Ursula Andress and Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery  and Diane Cilento, 1967
Sean Connery and Diane Cilento, 1967
Portrait of Sean Connery, 1965
Portrait of Sean Connery, 1965
Sean Connery in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery in Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer in The Russia House directed by Fred Schepisi, 1990
Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer in The Russia House directed by Fred Schepisi, 1990
Sean Connery on the set of in The Russia House directed by Fred Schepisi, 1990
Sean Connery on the set of in The Russia House directed by Fred Schepisi, 1990
Gina Lollobrigida, Sean Connery and Ralph Richardson in Woman of straw directed by Basil Dearden, 1964
Gina Lollobrigida, Sean Connery and Ralph Richardson in Woman of straw directed by Basil Dearden, 1964
Sean Connery in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery in Goldfinger directed by Guy Hamilton, 1964
Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren in Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1964
Sean Connery and Tippi Hedren in Marnie directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1964
Sean Connery, Phyllis Newman and conductor Leonard Bernstein t the premiere of the James Bond movie Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery, Phyllis Newman and conductor Leonard Bernstein t the premiere of the James Bond movie Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery and Ursula Andress on the set of Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Sean Connery and Ursula Andress on the set of Dr. NO directed by Terence Young, 1962
Portrait of Sean Connery by Bob Dear, 1980s
Portrait of Sean Connery by Bob Dear, 1980s
Daniela Bianchi and Sean Connery for From Russia with Love directed by Terence Young, 1963
Daniela Bianchi and Sean Connery for From Russia with Love directed by Terence Young, 1963
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