Sean Connery was a legendary movie star whose career has spanned more than six decades. He was born Thomas Sean Connery in August of 1930, and he’s best known for his portrayal of James Bond in seven films from 1962 to 1983.
Throughout the years that followed, Connery went on to become one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors with roles in such classic films as The Untouchables (1987) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
Connery began his acting career by appearing on stage at age 16 after leaving school early. After some minor television appearances, he made his big-screen debut in 1957 playing an extra alongside Lana Turner in Another Time Another Place. His first major film role came just two years later when he appeared alongside Laurence Olivier in Darby O’Gill And The Little People (1959). But it wasn’t until 1962 when audiences around the world were introduced to 007 – Agent James Bond – that they truly got their first glimpse into what would become a long line of captivating performances from this Scottish actor.
Over the course of almost three decades following Dr No., Connery starred opposite many other great actors including Audrey Hepburn, Michael Caine, Robert Redford and Gene Hackman among others. Some highlights include Outland (1981), Highlander (1986), The Hunt For Red October (1990), Dragonheart (1996) and Finding Forrester (2000). As well as these successful feature films there have been several documentaries about him released over the last few years which offer insight into how this international celebrity lived his life both off screen and behind closed doors .
In addition to being a celebrated actor throughout much of Europe & North America; Sean Connery also had a lifelong love affair with Scotland where he proudly served as its ambassador for nearly 30 years before retiring from public service due to health reasons. During those thirty years Mr Connery championed numerous charities focused primarily on helping disabled children find educational opportunities so they could lead better lives despite any physical challenges they may face. This philanthropic work earned him a knight hood back 2003 along with honors bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II herself.
Connery was born Thomas Sean Connery on August 25th 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland to parents Joseph and Euphamia McBain. Growing up during World War II had an immense impact on him which would later manifest itself through his performances with a sense of grit and determination that embodied characters such as 007 perfectly.
His early career saw him take small roles in British films before eventually being casted by American producers to appear alongside stars like Lana Turner in 1958’s Another Time Another Place. This led to further starring roles from then onwards, including what became his signature role: James Bond beginning with Dr No (1962).
Playing 007 set off a chain reaction within the world’s entertainment industry whereby it established both visual tropes related to secret agents but also highlighted how popular action cinema could be for audiences around the globe, leading to numerous imitators attempting to match its success over time; especially after Thunderball (1965) grossed more than any other film at this point ever made worldwide – something only achieved due largely because of Connery’s presence throughout each instalment no matter who else took part or directed them respectively afterwards.
As well as taking part in multiple blockbuster sequels such as The Untouchables (1987), Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989), Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves (1991) among others – all while winning countless awards along they way.