He might best be known for being the James Bond, but there is a lot more to Sir Thomas Sean Connery’s career than just shaken vodka martinis and beautiful Bond girls. The Scottish born actor with the smoothest voice in the history of cinema is celebrating his 82nd birthday on August 25th.
Having starred in six Bond films (seven if you count Never Say Never Again) and being the first to play the iconic role, Connery is considered by most to be the quintessential Bond actor. Aside from his career as 007, Connery also won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables, and has starred in multiple other classics, such as Alfred Hitchcock’s underrated Marnie (1964), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Wind and the Lion (1975), A Bridge Too Far (1977), The Name of the Rose (1986), Highlander (1986), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), and The Hunt for Red October (1990). Aside from winning an Oscar, Connery has also been awarded a BAFTA (The Name of the Rose), a Golden Globe (The Untouchables), and has received Lifetime Achievement Awards (or something close to) from The American Film Institute, BAFTA, and the Golden Globes, among others.
My Circuit 3 for Sean Connery:
- The Untouchables (1987)
- Goldfinger (1964)
- Marnie (1964)
What are your three favorite/best Connery films? You can view his entire filmography here.
Tags: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, James Bond, James Bond films, Sean Connery