New Delhi: Veteran actor Sean Connery, who was the first actor play the role of the James Bond in films, passed away on October 31, a report in AFP said. He was 90. Sean featured in seven James Bond films including ‘Dr. No’, ‘You Only Live Twice’ and ‘Diamonds Are Forever’. Connery was awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The ‘Untouchables’ in 1988. He was also the recipient of two BAFTA Awards and three Golden Globes Awards.
Several Hollywood and Bollywood celebrities took to social media to mourn Connery’s death. Hugh Jackman, fondly known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, tweeted, “I grew up idolizing #SeanConnery. A legend on screen, and off. Rest In Peace.”
Irish actor Liam Cunningham, who worked with Sean in ‘First Knight’, wrote,”This man was really good to me. They say don’t meet your heroes. He exceeded all expectations. RIP Sean.”
Singer Adnan Sami wrote, “This is so heartbreaking… Sir Sean Connery, one of my childhood favourite actors has passed away. He was an amazing actor & amongst his many iconic roles, he was indeed, the best James Bond EVER!!
May his soul rest in peace.”
Top Films Of Sean Connery Which Are Still Popular
Sean Connery was regarded as one of the most gifted actors of all time. He might have shot to fame after playing the iconic role of James Bond but he has proved his acting prowess in several films. Some of his notable films include ‘Marnie’, ‘The Man Who Would Be King’, ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’, to name a few.
Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989)
Sean Connery played the role of Henry Jones, Sr in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade’. His impeccable performance as Harrison Ford’s on-screen father in the action adventure drama won several hearts. Sean received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the flick. The movie revolved around on Indiana’s searches for his father, who was kidnapped by Nazis. Connery fitted his role perfectly and managed to woo the audience.
The Untouchables (1987)
Sir Sean Connery bagged an Oscar for his power-packed performance as Jimmy Malone in Brian De Palma’s ‘The Untouchables’. The crime drama, which was based against the backdrop of Prohibition era in the USA, also starred Kevin Costner and Charles Martin Smith. Kevin’s character Elliott Ness teamed with Malone (played by Sean Connery) to bring Al Capone (Robert De Niro) down.
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