Sean Connery

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Sir Thomas Sean Connery CBE (August 25, 1930 – October 31, 2020) was a Scottish actor and producer, who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award), and three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award. He was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films, between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Brian De Palma‘s The Untouchables (1987), with Robert De Niro and Kevin Costner.

Connery’s other notable roles include Robert Stevenson’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1957), Alfred Hitchcock‘s Marnie (1964),with Tippi Heston; Irvin Kershner‘s A Fine Madness (1966), with Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg, Patrick O’Neal, and Clive Revill; Martin Ritt‘s The Molly Maguires (1970), with Richard Harris, Samantha Eggar, and Frank Finlay; John Boorman‘s Zardoz (1974), Sidney Lumet’s Murder on the Orient Express (1974), with Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Perkins, and Wendy Hiller; John Huston‘s The Man Who Would Be King (1975), with Michael Caine; Richard Lester‘s Robin and Marian, co-starring Audrey Hepburn; Ronald Neame‘s Meteor (1979), with Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Martin Landau, Trevor Howard, Joseph Campanella, Richard Dysart, and Henry Fonda; Terry Gilliam‘s Time Bandits (1981), with John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Ralph Richardson, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Michael Palin, Peter Vaughan, and David Warner; The Name of the Rose (1986), Highlander (1986), with Christopher Lambert, Roxanne Heart, and Clancy Brown; Steven Spielberg‘s Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Dragonheart (1996), The Rock (1996), with Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris; and Gus Van Sant‘s Finding Forrester (2000).

Connery has been polled in The Sunday Herald as “The Greatest Living Scot” and in a EuroMillions survey as “Scotland’s Greatest Living National Treasure”. He was voted by People magazine as both the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1989 and the “Sexiest Man of the Century” in 1999. He received a lifetime achievement award in the US with a Kennedy Center Honor in 1999. Connery was knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to film drama.

Each review will be linked to the title below.

(*seen originally in theaters)

(*seen rereleased in theaters)

  • Lilacs in the Spring (1954) – directed by Herbert Wilcox – uncredited
  • No Road Back (1957) – directed by Montgomery Tully
  • Hell Drivers (1957) – directed by Cy Endfield
  • Action of the Tiger (1957) – directed by Terence Young
  • Time Lock (1957) – directed by Gerald Thomas
  • Another Time, Another Place (1958) – directed by Lewis Allen
  • Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959) – directed by Robert Stevenson
  • Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure (1959) – directed by John Guillermin
  • On the Fiddle (1961) – directed by Cyril Frankel
  • The Frightened City (1961) – directed by John Lemont
  • Macbeth (1961) – directed by Paul Almond – TV movie
  • Anna Karenina (1961) – TV movie
  • The Longest Day (1962) – directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, & Bernhard Wicki
  • Dr. No (1962) – directed by Terence Young
  • From Russia with Love (1963) – directed by Terence Young
  • Goldfinger (1964) – directed by Guy Hamilton
  • Marnie (1964) – directed by Alfred Hitchcock
  • Woman of Straw (1964) – directed by Basil Dearden
  • The Hill (1965) – directed by Sidney Lumet
  • Thunderball (1965) – directed by Terence Young
  • Un monde nouveau (1966) – directed by Vittorio De Sica – cameo as himself
  • A Fine Madness (1966) – directed by Irvin Kershner
  • You Only Live Twice (1967) – directed by Lewis Gilbert
  • The Bowler and the Bunnet (1967) – also director, self, documentary
  • Shalako (1968) – directed by Edward Dmytryk
  • The Red Tent (1969) – directed by Mikhail Kalatozov – USSR/Italy
  • The Molly Maguires (1970) – directed by Martin Ritt
  • The Anderson Tapes (1971) – directed by Sidney Lumet
  • Diamonds Are Forever (1971) – directed by Guy Hamilton
  • España campo de golf (1972) – short
  • The Offence (1972) – directed by Sidney Lumet
  • Zardoz (1974) – directed by John Boorman
  • Murder on the Orient Express (1974) – directed by Sidney Lumet
  • Ransom (1974) – directed by Caspar Wrede
  • The Dream Factory (1975) – self – documentary
  • The Wind and the Lion (1975) – directed by John Milius
  • The Man Who Would Be King (1975) – directed by John Huston
  • Robin and Marian (1976) – directed by Richard Lester
  • The Next Man (1976) – directed by
  • Richard C. Sarafian
  • A Bridge Too Far (1977) – directed by Richard Attenborough
  • The First Great Train Robbery (1979) – directed by Michael Crichton
  • Meteor (1979) – directed by Ronald Neame
  • Cuba (1979) – directed by Richard Lester
  • Outland (1981) – directed by Peter Hyams
  • Time Bandits (1981) – directed by Terry Gilliam
  • G’olé! (1982) – directed by
  • Tom Clegg – narrator – documentary
  • Five Days One Summer (1982) – directed by Fred Zinnemann
  • Wrong Is Right (1982) – directed by Richard Brooks
  • Sean Connery’s Edinburgh (1983) – self – short documentary
  • Never Say Never Again (1983) – directed by Irvin Kershner
  • Sword of the Valiant (1984) – directed by Stephen Weeks
  • Highlander (1986) – directed by Russell Mulcahy
  • The Name of the Rose (1986) – directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud
  • The Untouchables (1987) – directed by Brian De Palma
  • The Presidio (1988) – directed by Peter Hyams
  • Memories of Me (1988) – director Henry Winkler – uncredited cameo as himself
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) – directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Family Business (1989) – directed by Sidney Lumet
  • The Hunt for Red October (1990) – directed by John McTiernan
  • The Russia House (1990) – directed by Fred Schepisi
  • Highlander II: The Quickening (1991) – directed by Russell Mulcahy
  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) – directed by Kevin Reynolds – uncredited cameo
  • Medicine Man (1992) – directed by John McTiernan
  • Rising Sun (1993) – directed by Philip Kaufman – also executive producer
  • A Good Man in Africa (1995) – directed by Bruce Beresford
  • Just Cause (1995) – directed by Arne Glimcher – also executive producer
  • First Knight (1995) – directed by Jerry Zucker
  • Dragonheart (1996) – directed by Rob Cohen
  • The Rock (1996) – directed by Michael Bay – also executive producer
  • The Avengers (1998)* – directed by Jeremiah Chechik
  • Playing by Heart (1998) – directed by
  • Willard Carroll
  • Entrapment (1999) – directed by Jon Amiel – also producer
  • Finding Forrester (2000) – directed by Gus Van San – also producer
  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)* – directed by Stephen Norrington – also executive producer
  • Sir Billi (2012) – also executive producer
  • Ever to Excel (2012) – narrator – documentary