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Name: Sean Connery

Real name: Sir Thomas Sean Connery

Birth date: 25 of August 1930 (88 y.o.)

Place of birth: Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland

Height: 189 cm Weight: 80 kg

Birth Sign: Virgo

Chinese zodiac: Horse

Occupation: actor

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Biography of Sean Connery

Sean Connery is a British actor of Scottish descent. He is the first actor who has played James Bond in several movies. He has won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. He is knighted and named after Sir.
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His Childhood and Youth

Thomas Sean Connery was born in 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sean's parents were ordinary workers. His father worked as a lorry driver, and his mother was a cleaning woman. At the age of 13, Sean dropped out of school and worked as a milkman to help his parents to feed the family.
Sean Connery as a childSean Connery as a child
A few years later, Connery joined the Royal Navy of Great Britain. During his service, the young man acquired two tattoos: Mum and Dad and Scotland Forever. Connery was diagnosed with a duodenal ulcer, and he was sent home to Edinburgh.
Sean Connery served in the Royal Navy of Great BritainSean Connery served in the Royal Navy of Great Britain
During the next few years, he worked in various fields. He was a laborer, a lifeguard, a bricklayer and a coffin polisher. For some time, he had no money to rent an apartment, so Sean had to sleep on his workplace that was literally in a coffin.
Sean Connery was fond of bodybuilding in his youthSean Connery was fond of bodybuilding in his youth
In 1953, Connery became interested in bodybuilding, and over time, this hobby began to bring him a little extra income for shooting in advertising bathing suits. The peak in Sean Connery’s sports career was Mr. Universe contest, where he took third place. After that, he was invited to play the supporting roles, and then he became the main star in the theater show South Pacific.

His Acting Career

Sean Connery starred in his first Hollywood movie Lilacs in the Spring in 1955. Four years later, Another Time, Another Place was released. Lana Turner was the actor’s partner on the set. The actress was in a relationship with both Connery and possessive gangster Johnny Stompanato, who at the time of the shooting was in Los Angeles. He stormed onto the set and pointed a gun at Sean, but nothing happened.
Sean Connery and Lana Turner in Another Time, Another PlaceSean Connery and Lana Turner in Another Time, Another Place
In 1959, Walt Disney invited the actor to star in the movie Darby O'Gill and the Little People. The company XX Century Fox, which at that time the actor had been contracted for seven years, gave its consent to release Connery for cooperation with Disney. The next work of the Scottish actor was his role in Anna Karenina (1961) based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy.
Sean Connery in Anna KareninaSean Connery in Anna Karenina
The actor was lucky enough to work with the master of a thriller Alfred Hitchcock - Connery starred in the detective Marnie in 1964.
Sean Connery in the detective MarnieSean Connery in the detective Marnie
For a long time, a star could not be seen in the Scots. But he became successful. The wife of the producer of James Bond Dana Wilson liked his charming smile and perfect figure. Then, the photos of the candidates for the role of agent 007 were published in the newspapers, and the readers voted for Sean. In 1962, the first movie about James Bond Dr. No was released, and it brought Connery a stunning success. Later, the actor starred in seven movies about British secret agent, including From Russia with Love, Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever.
Sean Connery in the first James Bond movie Dr. No
In 1983, Sean Connery finished the career of James Bond and played other roles. So, in 1986, Sean starred in Highlander, which was the first one in a series of fantasy action movies about the universe created by Gregory Widen. In 1987, he played one of the lead roles in The Untouchables, where Robert De Niro and Kevin Costner also starred. Connery was awarded the Oscar for this work.
Sean Connery and Kevin Costner in The UntouchablesSean Connery and Kevin Costner in The Untouchables
Two years later, Sean got the role in the cult adventure movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with Harrison Ford.
A trailer of the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
In 1996, Connery worked with Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris on the same set. The actors starred in the action movie The Rock by Michael Bay.
Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage in the action movie The RockSean Connery and Nicolas Cage in the action movie The Rock
In 1999, People magazine named 59-year-old Connery the Sexiest Man Alive. In the same year, Sean starred with one of the sex symbols of Hollywood Catherine Zeta-Jones in the thriller Entrapment.
Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Entrapment
In 2000, Sean Connery declined the role of Gandalf in the trilogy The Lord of the Rings, which was later played by Ian McKellen. He explained this by saying that he had never liked the fantasy.

Personal Life of Sean Connery

In 1962, Sean Connery married Australian actress Diane Cilento, with whom he had lived for 11 years. In 1963, their son, Jason, was born. He also became a successful actor. Jason Connery is the most famous for his roles in the TV series Worlds Beyond and Doctor Who.
Sean Connery, Diane Cilento and their sonSean Connery, Diane Cilento and their son
In 1975, Sean married French painter Micheline Roquebrune. They have been married for over 40 years, but Micheline and Sean do not have children.
Sean Connery and Micheline RoquebruneSean Connery and Micheline Roquebrune
In 2000, Connery received the title of Sir, knighted by Elizabeth II.
The famous seducers. Sean Connery

Sean Connery Now

In recent years, Connery does not almost star due to health problems. In 1993, it was reported that the actor had throat cancer, and in 2009, the actor told about his heart failure. In the spring of 2013, the media reported that Sean was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
In recent years, Sean Connery does not almost star in the moviesIn recent years, Sean Connery does not almost star in the movies
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