Sean Connery young
August 25, 1930
6 ft 2 in | 189 cm
75 kg | 165 lbs
12 US | 45 EU
Thomas Sean Connery was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., on August 25, 1930, is a Scottish actor.
Young Sean Connery started his career on stage, at King's Theatre (1951).
He began his professional acting career in a production of musical "South Pacific", first in a small part as one of the Seabees chorus boys and was promoted to role of Lieutenant Buzz Adams in Edinburgh.
He made his big screen debut in British musical movie Lilacs in the Spring (1954) in uncredited role as extra.
He got his first break with role as Spike in British crime film No Road Back (1957).
He landed his first leading role role as Michael McBride in drama fantasy film Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959).
Sean's breakthrough performance came as James Bond, a British MI6 agent, codename 007 in British spy film Dr. No (1962).
He portrayed James Bond in seven Bond movies:
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
He won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Jimmy Malone in gangster movie The Untouchables (1987) directed by Brian De Palma.
He won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as William of Baskerville in mystery historical drama movie The Name of the Rose (1986).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Henry Jones, Sr. in action adventure film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Captain Marko Ramius in thriller drama movie The Hunt for Red October (1990).
He was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actor for his performance as Marshal William T. O'Niel in science fiction thriller film Outland (1981).
The Man Who Would Be King (1975) adventure drama opposite Michael Caine
Time Bandits (1981) science fiction with John Cleese and Michael Palin
The Rock (1996) action thriller with Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) mystery drama with Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall
Highlander (1986) fantasy action adventure opposite Christopher Lambert
Robin and Marian (1976) romantic adventure opposite Audrey Hepburn
Entrapment (1999) crime thriller with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ving Rhames
Has Irish and Scottish ancestry.
Has a younger brother, Neil.
He got his first job as a milkman in Edinburgh with St. Cuthbert's Co-operative Society.
Served in the Royal Navy.
He started bodybuilding at the age of 18, he was third in the 1950 Mr. Universe contest.
He worked as an artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art.
His favorite Bond film is From Russia with Love (1963).
He was a keen footballer for Bonnyrigg Rose in his younger days.
Close friends with actor Michael Caine.
He received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
He won the Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite - Male in 1972.
Received a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award in 1998.
He was knighted by Elizabeth II in Edinburgh (2000).
Received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1996.
Lives in the Bahamas.
He was married to actress Diane Cilento (1962-1973), they have a son, Jason Connery.
He married Moroccan-French painter Micheline Roquebrune in 1975.
He dated Gena Rowlands (1998), Lynsey de Paul (1989), Jill St. John (1971), Joyce Webber (1962), Julie Hamilton (1957), Shelley Winters (1954-1955) and Sue Lloyd (1959).
I never disliked Bond, as some have thought. Creating a character like that does take a certain craft. It's simply natural to seek other roles.
I'm an actor - it's not brain surgery. If I do my job right, people won't ask for their money back.
Perhaps I'm not a good actor, but I would be even worse at doing anything else.
You know, the Oscar I was awarded for The Untouchables is a wonderful thing, but I can honestly say that I'd rather have won the U.S. Open Golf Tournament.
There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man.
There's one major difference between James Bond and me. He is able to sort out problems!
Everyone talks about how they knew the Bond films were going to be a success, but it simply isn't true.
I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long and not have an interest. All the Bond films had their good points.