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Monday, March 25, 2013

Sean Connery

Sean Connery
Birth name: Thomas Sean Connery
DOB: Aug. 25, 1930
Where: Edinburgh, Scotland
Height: 6'2''

-Mother Euphamia was a cleaning lady and father Joseph was a factory worker and truck driver
-Had many jobs. Lorry driver, milkman, laborer, artist's model, coffin polisher, bodybuilder
-Breakthrough role: British secret agent James Bond in Dr. No (1962)
-Michelle Roquebrune (May 6, 1975-present)
-Diane Cilento (Dec. 6, 1962-Sept. 6, 1973) (divorced) 1 child

-Powerful, yet deep voice
-Trademark role as James Bond
-Frequently plays tough, yet clever heroes
His Scottish accent
-His grey beard or mustache in later years
-Frequently plays mentors
-Dark eyebrows

-In 1953, he entered the Mr. Universe contest, finishing in 3rd place in the tall man's division
-After he started losing his hair at 21, he started wearing a toupee in the James Bond movies

-Has two small tattoos on his right arm. One says "Scotland Forever" and the other says "Mum and Dad". He got them when he enlisted in the Royal Navy at 16
-For 11 years, he took dance lessons from Swedish dance teacher Yat Malmgren
-In 1993, underwent radiation therapy for a throat condition. He found himself losing his voice while filming Rising Sun (1993)

-He donated his salary from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves to charity
-Voted 'Sexiest man Alive' by People Magazine in 1999
-As a teen, joined the Merchant Navy, but left due to stomach ulcers
-Mia Sara is his ex-daughter in law
-Said that in March 2003, until Scotland was an independent country, he would not return home
-Played a king four times. 'King' Daniel Dravot in The Man Who Would Be King, King Agamemnon in Time Bandits, King Richard in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, King Arthur in First Knight

First Knight

Time Bandits

The Man Who Would Be King

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

-According to some people, his Irish accent in The Untouchables was the worst in movie history
-In a Feb. 2005 poll by Sky TV, Connery was voted Best British Actor of All Time
-Had cataracts removed from his eyes in 2003
-Good friends with Sir Michael Caine and the late Richard Harris
-Was stopped for a speeding ticket by a police officer named Sgt. James Bond
-For the 2002 remake of He-Man & The Masters of the Universe, his voice was the model for Stratos
-In Jan. 2006, went to a hospital in New York to have a tumor removed from his kidney
-In 1999, he called for a ban on all handguns in Scotland
-Started smoking when he was 9 years old
-Out of all the actors who played Bond, Connery is the only one who, like Bond, actually served in the Royal Navy
-At 6'2.4'', he is the tallest actor to play Bond, with George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton at exactly 6'2''

Known For
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
-Michael McBride
Dr. No
-James Bond
From Russia With Love
-James Bond
-James Bond
-James Bond
You Only Live Twice
-James Bond
The Molly Maguires
-Jack Kehoe
Diamonds Are Forever
-James Bond
Murder on the Orient Express
-Col. Arbuthnot
The Man Who Would Be King
-Daniel Dravot
The Name of the Rose
-William of Baskerville
The Untouchables
-Jim Malone
The Presidio
-Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
-Professor Henry Jones
Family Business
The Hunt for Red October
-Marko Ramius
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
-King Richard (uncredited)
First Knight
-King Arthur
-Draco (voice)
The Rock
-John Patrick Mason
The Avengers
-Sir August de Wynter
-Robert MacDougal
Finding Forrester
-Willaim Forrester
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
-Allan Quartermain

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