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'James Bond' Actor Sean Connery Has Died At 90

'James Bond' Actor Sean Connery Has Died At 90

His acting career spans across five decades during which he has bagged numerous awards and accolades including an Oscar.

Image Source: Getty Images/ Actor Sean Connery speaks during AFI's Night At The Movies presented by Target held at ArcLight Cinemas. (Photo by Frazer Harrison)

Sean Connery, the legendary actor, most known for his portrayal of James Bond, has died at the age of 90. He had just celebrated his latest birthday in August. The Scotsman is one of the most venerated actors of his generation, appearing in blockbuster hits and becoming a heartthrob among the women during the 60s and the 70s. His acting career spans across five decades during which he has bagged numerous awards and accolades including an Oscar, two Bafta awards, and three Golden Globe awards, reports BBC.



 

 

His first-ever major role on the big screen came with Dr. No, the first movie in the James Bond series before he went on to appear in seven of the spy thrillers. Other notable films under his name include The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Rock. He was largely regarded as the best actor to have played 007 in a franchise that has lasted nearly 60 years and featured at least seven different actors donning the role. He even earned an Oscar in 1988 when he was named best supporting actor for his role as an Irish cop in The Untouchables. He was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000.



 

 

Despite all his achievements, Connery came from a very humble background. He was born Thomas Sean Connery in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh on August 25, 1930, to a Catholic factory worker and a Protestant homemaker. The Connery family had migrated from Ireland to Scotland in the 19th century. Connery wasn't just a macho man on-screen, he was one off it too, writes a BBC obituary. The obituary talked of the incident where he single-handedly took on a six-member gang who tried to steal from him and won hands down, earning himself the "hard man" moniker. Towards the twilight of his career, Connery spent much of his time in a villa in Greece, where he shared a helicopter pad with the King of the Netherlands. The veteran has left behind a filmography that actors would be proud of. It is no wonder, he came to be known as the "Greatest Living Scot".



 

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