Sean Connery was much more than James Bond

How capricious, in the worst sense, is fate. Just the year in which the most talk about the new James Bond installment, the cinema has lost the first actor who gave it life, and who did so for seven films. Sean Connery, died this Saturday at the age of 90, as reported by the BBC, which quotes family sources.

Connery, who has had one of the film careers most recognized by academics and experts, was for many the best 007 agent between 1962 and 1983. However, it would be sacrilege to reduce his work to that role, despite the fact that he was responsible for much part of his fame. In fact, the recognitions by way of awards came to him for other films: The Untouchables of Eliot Ness gave him the Oscar and the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in 1987 and The name of the rose He gave him the BAFTA for Best Actor the same year. The same award, this time the honorary one, he received in 1998.

The voice of ‘the greatest Scotsman’, ‘the sexiest man of the century’ (1999) and of which he was named a Knight by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 has been turned off forever. A voice that was recognizable with closed eyes. And all, thanks to his great films.

Marnie (1964)

It was his first big role. DDirected by Alfred Hitchcock, master of suspense, Connery shared the limelight with actress Tippi Hedren, muse of the popular British director and mother of actress Melanie Griffith.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Based on the novel of the same name by Agatha Christie, this production featured a star-studded cast: Hercules Poirot, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Perkins, Jacqueline Bisset… and, of course, Sean Connery.

Robin y Marian (1976)

It is one of the obligatory titles of the Scottish actor that, in addition, was filmed in Spain, in Zamora and Navarra. In this bittersweet comedy he shares the bill with the unforgettable Audrey Hepburn.

The name of the rose (1986)

Who does not remember the adaptation of the novel by Umberto Eco. The quality of the film was not the only value of the film. Sean Connery ate the camera playing a Franciscan monk and former inquisitor. “Masterful,” the critics cheered. The most curious thing is that Sean Connery was the last actor consulted to play Guillermo de Baskerville. The good is always waiting.

The Untouchables (1987)

For his interpretation of Jim Malone in this story of gansters, starring Kevin Costner, won the Oscar for best supporting actor. Brian de Palma’s production was a worldwide success.

Robin Hood: prince of thieves (1991)

Do not overlook the actor’s work in one of the most remembered films in film history. He played Richard I of England in this film that had a presence at the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the Chicago Critics Association Awards.

The first knight (1995)

And if it was Richard I of England, how could he not play King Arthur. The character that has been approached so many times in the cinema also had the essence of Connery. He is also a story of love, honor, betrayal and passion in the Kingdom of Camelot.

The trap (1999)

Sean Connery was in much better movies, but this one deserves a mention, at least for the boom commercial it became. His duet with Catherine Zeta-Jones had a spectacular pull and grossed more than $ 200 million at the box office.

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)

This sci-fi production was Sean Connery’s last appearance on the big screen.

Goodbye to the first Bond, James Bond.

The life of Sean Connery, in pictures

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