Sean Connery, biography, news, photos
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
Photo: Sean Connery
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The actor was lucky enough to work with the master of a thriller Alfred Hitchcock - Connery starred in the detective Marnie in 1964.
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.
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.
Two years later, Sean got the role in the cult adventure movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with Harrison Ford.
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.
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.
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.
In 1975, Sean married French painter Micheline Roquebrune. They have been married for over 40 years, but Micheline and Sean do not have children.
In 2000, Connery received the title of Sir, knighted by Elizabeth II.
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.
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