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Sean Connery is a Actor, Director and Producer British born on 25 august 1930 at Edinburgh (United-kingdom)

Sean Connery

Sean Connery
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Birth name Thomas Sean Connery
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 25 august 1930 (88 years) at Edinburgh (United-kingdom)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (/ˈʃɔːn ˈkɒnəri/; born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award). He was knighted by Elizabeth II in July 2000, and received the Kennedy Center Honors in the US.
Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Murder on the Orient Express, Dragonheart, and The Rock.

Connery has been polled as "The Greatest Living Scot" and "Scotland's Greatest Living National Treasure". In 1989, he was proclaimed "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine, and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted "Sexiest Man of the Century".

Biography

During the production of South Pacific in the mid-1950s, Connery dated a "dark-haired beauty with a ballerina's figure", Carol Sopel, but was warned off by her Jewish family. He then dated Julie Hamilton, a blonde woman, daughter of documentary filmmaker and feminist Jill Craigie, and later, upon her mother's second marriage, stepdaughter of Labour leader Michael Foot. Given Connery's rugged appearance and rough charm Hamilton initially thought he was a most appalling person and was not attracted to him until she saw him in a kilt, declaring him to be the most beautiful thing she'd ever seen in her life. He also shared a mutual attraction with black jazz singer Maxine Daniels, whom he met at the Empire Theatre. He made a pass at her, but she informed him that she was already happily married with a baby daughter. Connery was married to actress Diane Cilento from 1962 to 1973. They had a son, actor Jason Connery. Connery has been married to Moroccan-French painter Micheline Roquebrune (born 1929) since 1975.

Connery, a keen golfer, owned the Domaine de Terre Blanche in the South of France for twenty years (from 1979) where he planned to build his dream golf course on the 266 acres (108 ha) of land, but the dream was not realised until he sold it to German billionaire Dietmar Hopp in 1999. He has been awarded the rank of Shodan (1st dan) in Kyokushin karate.

Connery ignited controversy when he reaffirmed during an interview with Barbara Walters his belief that it was socially permissible to slap a woman. “It's not the worst thing to slap a woman now and then," he remarked during the interview. This was a follow-up to an interview he gave Playboy magazine in 1965, in which he said "An open-handed slap is justified – if all other alternatives fail and there has been plenty of warning. If a woman is a bitch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I'd do it."

Connery was knighted in July 2000. He had been nominated for a knighthood in 1997 and 1998, but these nominations were vetoed by Donald Dewar due to Connery's political views.

Sean Connery has a villa in Kranidi, Greece. His neighbour is King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, with whom he shares a helicopter platform.

Connery is a supporter of Rangers F.C., despite following fierce Old Firm rivals Celtic F.C. during boyhood.


Scottish National Party
Connery is a member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), a centre-left political party campaigning for Scottish independence, and has supported the party financially and through personal appearances. His funding of the SNP ceased in 2001, when the UK Parliament passed legislation that prohibited overseas funding of political activities in the UK. In response to accusations that he is a tax exile, Connery released documents in 2003 showing that he had paid £3.7 million in UK taxes between 1997/98 and 2002/03. In 2008, Connery said in the Scottish Sunday Express that he believed Scotland would become an independent country within his lifetime and praised the work of the SNP in a minority government after their victory in the 2007 Scottish Parliament election. He swore never to return to live in Scotland unless it became an independent state. In 2010 he made an appearance at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Best films

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
(Actor)
The Rock (1996)
(Actor)
Entrapment (1999)
(Actor)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
(Actor)
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
(Actor)
Never Say Never Again (1983)
(Actor)

Usually with

Vic Armstrong
Vic Armstrong
(4 films)
Peter Hunt
Peter Hunt
(6 films)
John Barry
John Barry
(8 films)
Lois Maxwell
Lois Maxwell
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sean Connery (77 films)

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Sir Billi
Sir Billi (2013)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Actors Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Patrick Doyle, Greg Hemphill, Ruby Wax, Ford Kiernan
Roles Sir Billi (voice)
Rating42% 2.1279552.1279552.1279552.1279552.127955
An old, skateboarding veterinarian Sir Billi goes above and beyond the call of responsibility fighting villainous policemen and strong lairds in a war to save an illegal fugitive—Bessie Boo the beaver.
We're Nothing Like James Bond, 1h13
Directed by Mario Balsamo
Origin Italie
Genres Documentary
Actors Daniela Bianchi, Mario Balsamo, Sean Connery
Roles Himself
Rating63% 3.1770653.1770653.1770653.1770653.177065
Il s'agit d'un documentaire sur les aléas de la vie et de l'amitié : en effet malgré tous nous sommes à un moment où à un autre atteints par des maux, et contrairement à James Bond nous n'en sortons pas toujours indemnes.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, 2h3
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Arme nucléaire
Actors Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, John Hurt
Roles Dr Henry Walton Jones Sr (sur une photo)
Rating61% 3.098273.098273.098273.098273.09827
In 1957, Indiana Jones and his partner George "Mac" McHale are kidnapped in Nevada by Soviet agents under Colonel Dr. Irina Spalko. The Soviets infiltrate warehouse labeled "Warehouse 51" and force Jones to locate an alien corpse with a crystal skull, recovered ten years earlier. Upon its discovery, Mac reveals he is a double agent working for the Soviets. Jones escapes, unsuccessfully attempts to retrieve the skull, and in a fight with Spalko's sadistic henchman, Colonel Antonin Dovchenko, they both fall onto a rocket sled, which ignites and speeds them away. Jones staggers away and, still pursued, arrives in a model town at the Nevada Test Site, minutes before an atomic bomb test, and takes shelter in a lead-lined refrigerator. Jones is rescued, decontaminated, and arrested by FBI agents, who suspect him of working for the Soviets; and though freed on the recommendation of General Ross, who vouches for him, he is put on indefinite leave of absence from Marshall College.
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, 1h50
Directed by Stephen Norrington
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Films based on science fiction novels, Superhero films, Vampires in film, Steampunk films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Sean Connery, Naseeruddin Shah, Peta Wilson, Tony Curran, Stuart Townsend, Shane West
Roles Allan Quatermain
Rating58% 2.9000252.9000252.9000252.9000252.900025
In 1899, men dressed as German soldiers, using a large armored vehicle and wielding machine guns, attacked the Bank of England and stole Leonardo da Vinci’s layouts of Venice’s foundations. Shortly after, led by their leader the “Fantom”, men dressed as British officers, again using highly advanced technology for the time, kidnapped German scientists and destroyed a factory, causing tension between the United Kingdom and Germany, which could lead to an international war. Sanderson Reed (Tom Goodman-Hill) of the British Empire ventures to Kenya, visiting a Gentleman's club to recruit world-renowned hunter and adventurer Allan Quatermain (Sean Connery). Quatermain, retired and mourning the loss of his son after his last adventure, has no interest in serving the British Empire further. After armed men attempt to assassinate Quatermain, he is left with no-other choice but to agree to go with Reed to London and meet with Reed's superior officer to help keep the threat of a war from spilling into Africa.
Finding Forrester, 2h16
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, April Grace
Roles William Forrester
Rating72% 3.6492053.6492053.6492053.6492053.649205
Sixteen-year-old Jamal Wallace (Rob Brown) plays basketball with his friends in New York. A recluse, William Forrester (Sean Connery), lives on the top floor of the building across from the court. The kids regularly notice him watching them. One of the boys dares Jamal to sneak into the apartment and retrieve an item. Jamal takes a letter opener only to be surprised by Forrester and inadvertently leaves his backpack behind. Forrester later drops Jamal's backpack onto the street. Jamal goes home to find that Forrester wrote notes in his journals. Jamal returns to Forrester's apartment and asks him to read more of his writing. Forrester tells him to begin with 5,000 words on why Jamal should "stay the fuck out of my home", which he completes and leaves on the doorstep the following day.
Entrapment
Entrapment (1999)
, 1h50
Directed by Jon Amiel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Sean Connery, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Will Patton, Maury Chaykin, Ving Rhames, Kevin McNally
Roles Robert "Mac" MacDougal
Rating62% 3.1493.1493.1493.1493.149
Virginia "Gin" Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is an investigator for "Waverly Insurance". Robert "Mac" MacDougal (Sean Connery) is a professional thief who specializes in international art. A priceless Rembrandt painting is stolen from an office one night, and Gin is sent undercover to investigate Mac as the chief suspect. She tries to entrap him with a proposition, claiming that she is a professional thief herself, and promises that she will help him steal a priceless Chinese mask from the well-guarded Bedford Palace. Before agreeing, Mac tells Gin his 'Rule Number One': "Never carry a gun: You carry a gun, you may be tempted to use it." They travel to Scotland and plan the complicated theft at Mac's hideout, an isolated castle. Aaron Thibadeaux (Ving Rhames), apparently the only ally that Mac trusts, arrives with supplies for the heist. While Mac is busy making final preparations, Gin contacts her boss, Hector Cruz (Will Patton), from a payphone, and informs him of Mac's whereabouts. Little does she know that the island is bugged, allowing Mac to eavesdrop on their conversation. Mac also makes sure to keep Gin's romantic advances at bay, unsure if she is a true partner in crime or an ambitious career woman on a mission.
Playing by Heart, 2h1
Directed by Willard Carroll
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Gillian Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, April Grace, Sean Connery, Patricia Clarkson, Anthony Edwards
Roles Paul
Rating70% 3.548873.548873.548873.548873.54887
Among the characters are a mature couple about to renew their vows (Sean Connery and Gena Rowlands); a woman (Gillian Anderson) who accepts a date offer from a stranger (Jon Stewart); a gay man dying of AIDS (Jay Mohr) and his mother (Ellen Burstyn) who has struggled to accept him; two clubbers who meet in a nightclub (Ryan Phillippe and Angelina Jolie); a couple having an affair (Anthony Edwards and Madeleine Stowe) and a man (Dennis Quaid) who tells his tragic life story to a woman he meets in a bar (Patricia Clarkson), but seems to have a strange connection to another mysterious woman. As the film continues and the stories evolve, the connections between the characters become evident. Kellie Waymire, Nastassja Kinski, Alec Mapa, Amanda Peet and Michael Emerson also have roles in the film.
The Avengers, 1h29
Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Jim Broadbent, Fiona Shaw, Eddie Izzard
Roles Sir August de Wynter
Rating37% 1.8532551.8532551.8532551.8532551.853255
The film opens with John Steed (Ralph Fiennes), agent of The Ministry, in a training course which he finishes successfully. Next, we see Dr. Emma Peel (Uma Thurman) at home where she receives a phone call telling her to go to a gentlemen's club - no women allowed - where she meets Steed for the first time. The two head off to the Ministry to meet Mother (Jim Broadbent), who informs them the Prospero project - an attempt to influence the weather - was sabotaged apparently by Emma Peel. Dr. Peel claims she is innocent, but she is sent to work alongside Steed to find the real culprit. Mother's off-sider, Father (Fiona Shaw), claims Peel suffers from a mental disease. They go off to visit Sir August De Wynter (Sean Connery), an old ally of The Ministry. He takes an instant liking to Peel, as they both share a love of weather.
The Rock
The Rock (1996)
, 2h16
Directed by Michael Bay
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Prison films, Films about terrorism, Political films, Buddy films, Se déroulant à Alcatraz
Actors Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris, Michael Biehn, William Forsythe, John Spencer
Roles John Patrick Mason
Rating73% 3.698353.698353.698353.698353.69835
A group of rogue U.S. Force Recon Marines, led by disenchanted Brigadier General Frank Hummel and his adjutant Major Tom Baxter, seize a stockpile of deadly VX gas–armed M55 rockets. The next day, Hummel and his men seize control of Alcatraz Island and take several tourists hostage. Hummel threatens to launch the rockets against San Francisco unless the government pays $100 million from a military slush fund, which he will distribute to his men and the families of Recon Marines who died on clandestine missions under his command and whose deaths were not compensated.
DragonHeart, 1h43
Directed by Rob Cohen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Films about dragons, Buddy films
Actors Dennis Quaid, Sean Connery, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, Jason Isaacs
Roles Draco (voice)
Rating64% 3.249973.249973.249973.249973.24997
An English knight, Bowen (Dennis Quaid), mentors a Saxon prince, Einon (Lee Oakes), in the Old Code, the ideals of chivalry in the hope that he will become a better king than his tyrannical father. When the king is killed while suppressing a peasant rebellion, Einon rushes to claim his crown and is accidentally mortally wounded by the peasant girl Kara (Sandra Kovacicova). Einon's mother, Queen Aislinn (Julie Christie), has him taken before a dragon whom she implores to save his life. The dragon replaces Einon's damaged heart with half of its own on the promise that Einon will rule with justice and virtue. However, Einon soon becomes more tyrannical than his father was, enslaving the former rebels and forcing them to rebuild a Roman castle. Bowen believes that the dragon's heart has twisted Einon, and swears vengeance on all dragons.
First Knight, 2h14
Directed by Jerry Zucker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians
Actors Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond, Ben Cross, Liam Cunningham, John Gielgud
Roles King Arthur
Rating59% 2.9504952.9504952.9504952.9504952.950495
The film's opening text establishes that King Arthur (Sean Connery) of Camelot, victorious from his wars, has dedicated his reign to promoting justice and peace and now wishes to marry. However, Malagant (Ben Cross), a Knight of the Round Table, desires the throne for himself and rebels.
The Thief and the Cobbler, 1h31
Directed by Richard Williams
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Actors Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Beals, Jonathan Winters, Hilary Pritchard, Vincent Price, Anthony Quayle
Roles Tack
Rating70% 3.5480253.5480253.5480253.5480253.548025
The plot summary follows the 1992 workprint version of the film. The film opens with a narrator describing a prosperous city called the Golden City, ruled by the sleepy King Nod and protected by three golden balls atop its tallest minaret. According to a prophecy, the city would fall to a race of warlike, one-eyed monsters, known as "one-eyes", should the balls be removed, and could only be saved by "the simplest soul with the smallest and simplest of things". Living in the city are the good-hearted cobbler Tack, named for the ubiquitous pair of tacks held in his mouth, and a nameless, unsuccessful yet persistent thief. Both characters have no dialogue.
Just Cause
Just Cause (1995)
, 1h42
Directed by Arne Glimcher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Prison films, Films about capital punishment
Actors Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ed Harris, Ruby Dee
Roles Paul Armstrong
Rating63% 3.1990253.1990253.1990253.1990253.199025
Paul Armstrong (Sean Connery), a liberal Harvard professor opposed to capital punishment, is persuaded to go to Florida, to investigate the conviction of Bobby Earl Ferguson (Blair Underwood) for murder. Ferguson, a former Cornell University student, is a highly intelligent, charming, and articulate black man who was convicted of raping and murdering a young white girl. Armstrong must save him from being executed in the electric chair. Ferguson tells Armstrong that he was tortured by two police detectives to get a confession. As Armstrong digs deeper into the case, he discovers that Tanny Brown (Laurence Fishburne), the chief detective on the case, did indeed coerce Ferguson's confession.
A Good Man in Africa, 1h34
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin South africa
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Colin Friels, Joanne Whalley, Sean Connery, John Lithgow, Louis Gossett Jr., Diana Rigg
Roles Dr. Alex Murray
Rating51% 2.5554552.5554552.5554552.5554552.555455
Morgan Leafy is a British diplomat and works in the small African state of Kinjanja, in the process of decolonisation. Arthur Fanshawe, a new member of the Commission, brings Leafy the news that oil has just been discovered in Kinjanja. For the British to obtain the benefits of such unexpected news, they must maintain good relations with the man who appears likely to be the next president of Kinjanja, Sam Adekunle. But a diplomatic crisis occurs: a woman dies at the High Commission and the British want to prolong the native burial honors for several days.
Rising Sun
Rising Sun (1993)
, 2h5
Directed by Philip Kaufman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Films about suicide, Yakuza films, Gangster films
Actors Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Kevin Anderson, Mako Iwamatsu
Roles Capt. John Connor
Rating61% 3.099193.099193.099193.099193.09919
During a party at the United States offices of a Japanese corporation in Los Angeles, a professional escort named Cheryl Lynn Austin (Tatjana Patitz) is found dead, apparently after a violent sexual encounter. Police Detectives Web Smith (Wesley Snipes) and John Connor (Sean Connery), a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs, are sent to act as liaison between the Japanese executives and the investigating officer, Smith's former partner Tom Graham (Harvey Keitel).