Friday, April 27, 2012

5 Reasons Why Sean Connery Should Return To Acting

Steve Tilly at the Toronto Sun offers 5 reasons why Sean Connery, one of my favorite actors, should return to acting.

Sean Connery, where the blazes are you?

With this year marking the 50th anniversary of James Bond's cinematic debut, we can't help but wonder what it would take to coax the man who gave us the original (and by many estimations, the best) 007 out of his self-imposed retirement and back onto the silver screen.

We realize that Connery, 81, is not the swaggering, sculpted rogue who introduced the moviegoing world to Bond in 1962's Dr. No. And just to be clear, we're not asking Connery to come back and play a geriatric Bond. It was painful enough watching Harrison Ford don the fedora again for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a movie for which Connery politely and perhaps wisely declined to reprise his role as Indy's dad.

Still, the world of film and of celebrity in general is a poorer place without Connery in it. Here's why we need him to come back.

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Note: I'd like to see Sean Connery come out of retirement and play the sort of roles Michael Caine, his friend and contemporary, plays in films today.

But if Sean Connery prefers to remain in retirement, we still have a good number of his great films that we can watch again and again, such as Dr No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, The Hill, The Man Who Would be King, Robin and Marion, The Hunt for Red October, The Great Train Robbery, Zardoz, The Wind and the Lion, The Untouchables and The Offense. 

You can visit an earlier post and learn more about Sean Connery and see photos via the below link:

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