Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sean Connery

Sir Thomas Sean Connery born August 25th 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburg. He was a milkman for his first job, then he joined the Royal Navy but was discharged because of having an ulcer but later returned to the co-op. After that he was a lorry driver, a laborer, an artist's model for The Edinburg College of Art and a coffin polisher. Not mention one of the greatest actors to ever live. While he was in the Navy he got 2 tattoo's one simply saying "Mum and Dad", the other saying "Scotland Forever".

Connery claims he was called Sean, his middle name, long before becoming an actor, explaining that when he was young he had an Irish friend named Séamus and that those who knew them both had decided to call Connery by his middle name whenever both were present.
Sean Connery was best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983.
Connery has been polled as the, "Greatest Living Scot" and was knighted in July 2000. In 1989, he was proclaimed, the Sexiest Man Alive, by People Magazine and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted, Sexiest Man of the Century!
He has won an Academy Award, Two BAFTA Awards and Three Golden Globes throughout his career. He has been married twice first to Diane Cilento from 1962 to 1973 and then to Micheline Roquebrune from 1975 to present day.
While making the Bond films, Connery also starred in other acclaimed films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Marine (1964) and Murder on the Orient Express (1974). Then The Man Who Would Be King and The Wind and the Lion (1975). Then A Bridge Too Far (1977). In 1981, Sean Connery appeared in the film Time Bandits as Agamemnon. The casting choice derives from a joke Michael Palin included in the script, in which he describes the character as being "Sean Connery — or someone of equal but cheaper stature". When shown the script, Connery was happy to play the supporting role.
Diane Cilento in her 2006 autobiography My Nine Lives, as well as in subsequent interviews on radio and in print, Diane claimed that Connery had beaten her on several occasions. Connery vehemently denied the accusations. In a December 1987 interview with Barbara Walters, he stated that it would be acceptable for a man to hit a woman with an open hand, if she continues to provoke the man after he concedes an argument to her. Connery had made similar remarks in a November 1965 interview with Playboy magazine on the set of Thunderball: "I don't think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman ... If a woman is a bitch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I'd do it." In 1993, Vanity Fair quoted him saying there are confrontational women who "want a smack".
In 1993, news that Connery was undergoing radiation treatment for an undisclosed throat ailment sparked media reports that the actor was suffering from throat cancer following years of heavy smoking, and he was falsely declared dead by the Japanese and South African news agencies. Connery immediately appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman to deny all of this. In a February 1995 interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said that the radiation treatment was to remove nodules from his vocal cords. His father, a heavy smoker, died from throat cancer in 1972. In 2003, he had surgery to remove cataracts from both eyes. On 12 March 2006, he announced he was recovering from surgery to remove a kidney tumor in January. In 2008, he chipped a bone in his shoulder after falling while playing golf. In October 2009, he told Wine Spectator magazine that he has been diagnosed with a heart condition.
My favorite movies would have to be Highlander,The Untouchables,Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade,The Hunt For Red October,Medicine Man,Rising Sun,First Knight and The Rock.
Here's a video from when he was on Barbara Walters talking about a bitch slap.(so to speak)

1 minute 7 seconds

SNL Sean Connery

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