Sean Connery has died at the age of 90 on Saturday. The iconic actor was most notable for his role as James Bond for five films. Connery was the first on-screen Bond, starring in Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice. Connery also played Henry Jones Sr in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and John Patrick Mason in The Rock. Hollywood remembers back at the Life of Sean Connery.
Even with his prowess, Sean Connery had been out of the spotlight. His final role was as the Narrator in Ever to Excel. Sean Connery even starred in a video, as the voice and facial likeness in 2005’s James Bond 007: From Russia with Love. However, his legacy as an actor is still felt even today.
World Mourns of the Lost of Iconic Actor Sean Connery
The news just broke, yet there has already been an outpouring of support and love for Sean Connery and his work. James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli expressed their sentiments via the official James Bond Twitter account.
“We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. He was and shall always be remembered as the original James Bond whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words — The name’s Bond… James Bond” — he revolutionized the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series, and we shall be forever grateful to him.”
Many in Hollywood have expressed their emotions online for Sean Connery, from actors, directors, and more. Given his almost half a century of work, it is not surprising how much of an effect he has had on audiences everywhere. Below are just a few of the many tributes online. Scroll down to see more.
Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in Dr. No in 1962, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever followed. pic.twitter.com/VaFPHCM5Ou
— James Bond (@007) October 31, 2020
Statement from Daniel Craig
“It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema. pic.twitter.com/McUcKuykR4
— James Bond (@007) October 31, 2020
RIP the glorious Sean Connery pic.twitter.com/pzQ20gtFz9
— Elizabeth Hurley (@ElizabethHurley) October 31, 2020
He was my Dad’s James Bond, so Dad supported Mr. Connery’s career his entire life, always taking me to see any movie his fave actor was in. I have sweet memories of watching Dad watch his movie idol. So Sean Connery’s passing also feels like I’m losing Dad again. RIP, Dr. Jones. pic.twitter.com/8ElVyac1kV
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 31, 2020
Sean Connery was a movie legend, even far into his golden years. Our strongest Bonds were formed by him, and he was Untouchable. He passed today at age 90, a suave hero to the end.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 31, 2020
Sean Connery in his first starring role, as a washed-up boxer. He was a fine actor and by most accounts a good guy. pic.twitter.com/q1kmxUrFGC
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) October 31, 2020
Every day on set with #SeanConnery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power- that was utterly unique to Sean . RIP that great man , that great actor . https://t.co/W8MQrFYlJ0
— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) October 31, 2020
Few were cooler, few more suave, few more effortless. He showed us all how it could be done and he thrilled and entertained us the entire time. RIP Sir Sean Connery. https://t.co/hyyw52ZMa2
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) October 31, 2020
RIP Sean Connery… the only Bond. From Scotland with Love and a broken heart ???????? https://t.co/jfMVXp0o8u
— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) October 31, 2020
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