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Sir Son Connery - the legendary James Bond has moved into eternity today
Sir Sean Connery, the first actor to play the character of the legendary agent James Bond, passed away today at the age of 91.
For many people, even today, James Bond is only one - Sir Son Connery
Born in 1930 as Thomas Sean Connery, he chose Shane as his stage name, but later "returned" to Sean. When he was born, his parents - mom washing and dad truck driver - were so poor that instead of putting him in a cradle, they put him to sleep in a closet drawer. As a kid, he fished in the canal using his mother's old nylons, but later stated in interviews that he never allowed a humble start to hold him back in life.
He named his production company after his hometown of Fountainbridge in Scotland.
At the age of 13, he dropped out of school and did various jobs - he distributed newspapers, but also milk and dairy products, and was an apprentice at a local butcher.
He served in the Royal Navy for three years, in the late 1940s, and then did two tattoos. One says "Scotland Forever", the other "Mom and Dad". He left the Navy because of painful stomach ulcers.
After that, he polished coffins, delivered coal, worked in a printing house, posed for painting students and was even a lifeguard on the beach.
Having to drop out of school, he later set up a humanitarian fund to provide scholarships to poor Scottish children.
He donated all the royalties from the film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" to that humanitarian organization, and later did the same with the salary from the film "Diamonds are Eternal".
In 1953, Sean entered the competition for Mr. Universe, and finished as the "second runner-up" in the men's competition.
He had one of the first roles in the film "Another Time, Another Place", in which his partner was Lana Turner. Her jealous boyfriend Johnny Stompanato made a scene and threatened him with a gun, because he thought he was flying Lana. He had to hide after that, because one of Johnny's friends informed him that Johnny had ordered his murder!
He almost lost his life on the set of the movie "From Russia with Love", because the helicopter on the set flew just above him and almost decapitated him, literally! He was later injured on the set of the movie "Never Say Never", because Stephen Seagal accidentally broke his wrist while showing him martial arts.
He achieved the greatest fame as Bond, and he got that role not at the expense of his acting abilities, but due to the fact that his "sexy, panther walk" delighted the producers. The author of the Bond story, Ian Fleming, did not like Connery because he thought it looked like a "raw material", but later changed his mind.
Director Terence Young, who hired him for the film "Doctor No", thought that he would need a little "school" when it comes to style, so he bought him a fancy suit, and for a whole week he took him around the city to drink together. , are conducted and gambled.
In all the Bond movies, he wore a wig, because he started losing his hair at the age of 21.
His favorite Bond film was "From Russia with Love", and he left the mega-popular franchise because he could no longer stand the special effects, the dialogues that were repeated from film to film, and the public's obsession with his character and work.
He played James Bond in seven films, and he is the only actor who has that role in "CV", which won an Oscar, for the film "Untouchables".
His accent in that film was declared the worst in the history of cinema in the "Empire" magazine poll.
The role of the Irish policeman Malone in the film Untouchables (1987) will bring him an Oscar and a Golden Globe, and the role of the father of a famous archaeologist in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) will only nominate him for the mentioned awards.
One of my favorite roles for me is the role of Ramirez in the film Highlander. . He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006. Sir Connery also tried his hand as a producer.
People magazine named him the sexiest living man on the planet in 1995, to which Connery responded with the words, "Thank God, everything is fine until I'm the most attractive dead man." the star of all time.In front of him of the men were only Johnny Depp and Robert Redford.
He married twice - the first time to Diane Silent, with whom he has a son Jason who is also an actor, and the second to the painter Michelle Rockenburn. Sean Connery retired from the film in April 2011.
Today, Sir Son Connery has passed into eternity. I believe that this outstanding actor will be remembered for a long time. This is my humble contribution to remembering him.