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    RIP Sean Connery dead at 90

    The 'real' James Bond, Zed ( of Zardoz) ,Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli ( Wind and the Lion ), Daniel Dravot ( The Man Who Would BE King ), Indiana Jones's Dad, etc , etc.
    What a legacy.

    sean connery has died at-the age of 90/
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    RIP Sean Connery

    90 years old. Who wants to live forever....

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    Sean Connery RIP

    https://variety.com/2020/film/actors...90-1234820498/

    90.

    he was great and still the definitive James Bond for me, but I think of him still 1st and foremost for 2 roles.

    The Untouchables
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    reading that story, there's probably some of his other roles I'd enjoy that I never have seen.

    RIP.

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    The Untouchables, and I forgot Highlander, are at the top of my life long viewing history. RIP. Ninety's a good age.
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    Rest in peace, Sean Connery. You brought great joy to us in your many roles on the silver screen. You will be missed.

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    For me, also, he will always be the definitive Bond, even though it was Moore when I started going to movies in the 70s. And I thought he was excellent in many other roles as well; one of my favorite turns was the Russian captain in The Hunt For Red October. A big chunk of my cinematic enjoyment is no longer with us, but what a career and legacy he left. RIP
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    Was a big fan of his when I was a kid, agree that he defined the Bond role. Also loved him in Name of the Rose, Zardoz... really just about everything he did. I hope he had a great life!

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    Name Of The Rose may be my favorite, he was the definitive Bond. Very good in Highlander and Untouchables
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Name Of The Rose may be my favorite, he was the definitive Bond. Very good in Highlander and Untouchables
    Agreed on both counts. It was literally impossible to recreate the full intent of Umberto Eco's brilliant book, but Connery was excellent as William of Baskerville.

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    RIP 007

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    RIP Bond . James Bond.
    Fav Non-Bond , The Anderson Tapes.
    Some damned career. RIP Sir.

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    RIP. One helluva career. One helluva life.

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    Just yesterday, I was posting a picture on my Facebook of a pair of people in Zardoz themed costumes. Thunderball will always be my favorite James Bond picture.

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    Historic.

    He was of the same generation as Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Albert Finney, Denholm Elliott, Peter O'Toole and arguably Oliver Reed, who were all expected to follow on the classical tradition of names like Olivier, Richardson, Guinness, Redgrave and Gielgud but despite a heavy-duty education and commitment could never have lived up to that, given a fundamental change in the spirit of the ages.

    Like the last living of his "classical" generation (Michael Caine and Anthony Hopkins), Connery's career went on an artistic/commercial downhill from the late 70s and a decade on (The Untouchables marking his definitive comeback), although in contrast to those other two he actually made some rather watchable movies in-between, like the underrated Name of the Rose (by the severely underrated director Jean-Jacques Annaud) and the darkly nihilistic farce Wrong Is Right.

    There will never be another age wherein screen actors of "presence-personae" takes a defining cultural role as in the phases of a man like Connery. Today that very same personae would be ousted for its "offensive and degrading" state of mind and implication. The overall narrative of western-man-as-individual-entity has effectively been culturally outlawed.
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    Bond. Ramirez. Jimmy Malone.

    My Badass Hall of Fame is feeling it's first loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnprogger View Post
    https://variety.com/2020/film/actors...90-1234820498/

    90.

    he was great and still the definitive James Bond for me, but I think of him still 1st and foremost for 2 roles.

    The Untouchables
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    reading that story, there's probably some of his other roles I'd enjoy that I never have seen.

    RIP.

    Couldn't agree more on all counts... made this exact point to my son earlier today.

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    First Bond film I ever saw was Goldfinger in 1964 or so. Even the theme song was powerful. Shirley Bassey killed it very memorable.

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    RIP... too many great roles to list.

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    The definitive James Bond. Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and my favorite Bond film, Thunderball. All fantastic.
    The Man Who Would Be King with Michael Caine is a great film. Enjoy your martini shaken, not stirred, Sir Sean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapidfirerob View Post
    The Man Who Would Be King with Michael Caine is a great film.
    Wow, how could I have forgotten that one? I remember going to the cinemas in West Springfield, MA with my folks to see this when it came out! Made a HUGE impression on me! Must track this down, I need to watch it again!!

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    I watched a behind the scenes documentary about Man Who Would Be King a few years ago and Sean Connery did his own stunt falling off the rope bridge and down over a hundred feet in the chasm onto a mattress looking thing marked with an X. Director Huston looked at the camera and said "that's the damnedest thing I've ever seen". And Connery was not a young man. He didn't even hesitate . that would never happen these days. He was truly badass.

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    He was an excellent Macbeth early on in his career, he handled the role beautifully and it may be the finest acting I've ever seen him do. People don't realize that nowadays.
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    Sad to see a fellow Scottish Nationalist and Glasgow Celtic fan leave us. I always felt his greatest performance was in the 1973 masterpiece of intensity “The Offence.” Connery plays a burned-out policeman whose mind is haunted by the depravity of the (mostly sex) crimes he has investigated over the years. The film also stars another sadly missed Scottish actor Ian Bannen. I won’t spoil it for you.

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    One of my favorite films.
    Nice balance of bombast, humor and action.
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    2020 has been a bad year all around, and the loss of many of my childhood heroes has contributed to it. Neil Peart, Bill Rieflin (More recent, but still a hero), Keith Tippett, Peter Green, Ennio Morricone, Carl Reiner, Diana Rigg, Kirk Douglas, James Drury, and now Sean Connery. My first experience with Connery was seeing him as James Bond in Goldfinger, when I was 10 years old. I became an instant fan of his, and eventually saw all of the Bond films that he starred in. An old friend and I even went to the Los Angeles premiere of You Only Live Twice at Grumman's Chinese Theater in 1967. To this day he, to me will always be the quintessential James Bond. He'll always remain the giant icon of the Bond franchise. As he got older, I understood why he tired of playing the role of 007. And he feared he would become typecast in that role. But he didn't because he was such a good actor that the many great films he did after Bond were noteworthy themselves and his roles unforgettable. His death, among the others I mentioned makes me think of my own mortality. But I'm glad I lived in his heyday along with the others mentioned. I hope he is in peace and saying hello to the original M,Q and Moneypenny. You will be missed Sir Sean.
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