Monday, August 24, 2020

Great Scot: Happy 90th Birthday To Actor Sean Connery


Sean Connery has been one of my favorite actors since I first saw him in 1963 as Ian Fleming's iconic character James Bond in Dr. No. 

In addition to being the best Bond in my view, the "Great Scot" has also appeared in such fine films as The Man Who Would Be King, Robin and Marion, The Untouchables and The Wind and the Lion.

As Biography.com notes, today is actor Sean Connery's birthday. He is 90.


Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930, in Fountainbridge, Scotland.

In the 1950s, he was cast in numerous films and television programs. In the early 1960s, he landed the lead role of James Bond in Dr. No.

He continued to work regularly in film thereafter, and in 1987, won an Academy Award. Connery appeared in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade in 1990. In 2003, he starred in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

You can watch read the rest of the piece and watch a film clip of Sean Connery's bio via the below link:



You can also watch a video of Sean Connery in his introduction as James Bond in Dr No via the below link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLXoZ69ce-I

Note: The above photo shows the cover of Sean Connery's book On Being a Scot.

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