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delighted to be honored with the American Film Institute's
Lifetime Achievement Award on June 8 2006 in Los Angeles, as he
was honored despite his reputation as a harsh critic of the movie
industry. "It means a tremendous amount, especially because
of some of the things I have said about Hollywood."
surgery at a New York hospital to remove a tumour from his kidney
in January 2006.
performance as James Bond in the 007 films is ranked #5 on
Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time.
once stopped for speeding by an officer named Sergeant James Bond.
several movies someone has done a Sean Connery impression, like:
Alec Baldwin in 'The Hunt for Red October',
Mel Gibson in 'What Women Want', Josh Hartnett in 'Lucky Number
Slevin', Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in 'Trainspotting',
Leonardo DiCaprio in 'Catch Me If You Can', Peta Wilson in 'The
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen', Tom Hanks in 'Bachelor
Party', Robin Williams in 'Mrs. Doubtfire', and more.
the role of Philip in Oliver Stone's Alexander, which was
eventually played by 45-year-old Val Kilmer, because he was
unimpressed with the script's "dense" re-telling of the
Macedonian warrior's life.
Oscar awarded for The Untouchables
lives with his son in New York.
Busby offered him the chance to join Manchester United. Connery
turned him down. "It was a great temptation," he said,
but football seemed an even more precarious career than the stage.
was a milkman, a bricklayer, a coffin polisher and a lifeguard
before acting came along.
Man Who Would Be King is the film for which he should have won
1995, he was offered a part in Rob Roy, but he couldn't do
it because he was doing First
Knight. And he was offered the part of King Edward I in Braveheart
but he couldn't do it because he was doing Just
to a poll, conducted by British film magazine Empire, he created
the worst accent in the history of cinema in the 1987 movie The
offered a role in Cleopatra (1963)
1953, he entered the Mr. Universe contest, finishing third in the
tall man's division.
his virginity when he was eight years old.
smoking when he was nine years old.
Alfred Hitchcock wanted Connery for another part, but there were
not to be many more Hitchcock movies and it never happened.
Spielberg claims to have been a Connery admirer since he saw The
Hill at the age of seventeen.
an enthusiastic poet, although he never allows anyone to see his
offered the role of Daddy Warbucks in the filmversion of Annie.
Say Never Again' was suggested by Sean's wife Micheline.
in 2003 that he would not return home until Scotland is an
offered The Matrix (twice), but turned it down because he
didn't understand it.
down the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings series
because he didn't want to film down in Australia for 18 months.
offered the role of "Robert Elliott" by Brian DePalma in
Dressed to Kill
(1980) and was enthusiastic about it, but declined on account of
previously acquired commitments.
1997) Ranked #14 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie
Stars of All Time" list.
was voted 'Sexiest Man Alive' (1989) and 'Sexiest Man of the
Century' (1999) by People
Connery wears a toupee in all the James Bond movies. He started
loosing his hair already at the age of 21. Privately and in most
other movies, he wears none.
has two small tattoos on his right arm. One says "Scotland
forever", the other "Mum and Dad." He got them when
he enlisted in the British Navy at the age of 16.
dancing lessons for 11 years. His teacher was the Swedish dancer
that the James Bond movies have stagnated and that Quentin
Tarantino should direct the coming ones.
Had radiation therapy for an undisclosed throat ailment.
as King Richard in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), Connery
got $250,000 for two days work. He donated it to charity.
contributor to the Scottish National Party (SNP).
in an interview that during the filming of Never
Say Never Again, he was taking martial arts lessons and in the
process angered the instructor who in turn broke his wrist.
Connery stayed with the wrist broken for a number of years
thinking it was only a minor pain... the instructor was Steven
of 22nd Annual Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime contribution to
arts and culture, presented by President Clinton in Wash DC, Dec.
out of school at 13.
a Knighthood from Britain's Elizabeth, Queen on New Year's Eve,
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film
was Sean Connery's own favorite
performance as 007.
down the then astronomical sum of $5.5 million to play James Bond
in Live and Let Die (1973).
joined the Merchant Navy as a teenager but stomach ulcers forced
him to leave. He received a disability pension for a period after
his service with the Merchant Navy, Connery worked as a model for
Edinburgh art students at the age of 19.
the Freedom of the City of Edinburgh in 1991.
paid a huge sum to return as James Bond for Diamonds
Are Forever, setting a record. It was donated to his Scottish
Sean Connery ranked first among the Male British movie actors in
the Orange Film Survey of 10,000 voters.
for the part of Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965).
role of the King of the Moon in The Adventures of Baron Muchhausen
(1988) was intended for Sean Connery until the role was largely
cut. Connery didn't think it was kingly enough, thus the role was
played by Robin Williams.
was voted the 24th Greatest Movie Star of all time by