RIP, Sean Connery

No, Mr. Bond, I never expected you to die.

Connery wasn’t only Bond or the only Bond, of course. He won an Oscar for playing Jim Malone in The Untouchables. And he played Indiana Jones’ dad, which I think is my favorite of his many characters.

There’s probably some academic work on his influence, everything from sartorial splendor to toxic masculinity (with stops in between for sexism, certainly and jingoism), but I cannot state enough the impact of his career had on pop culture, much of which I think chagrined him.

He will be missed.

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6 Responses to RIP, Sean Connery

  1. Ten Bears says:

    I liked him best in Dragonheart.

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  2. skinnydennis says:

    I expected he died.

    RIP

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  3. He was THE Bond; all the others were merely different reflections of him…it kind of happens when you establish such an iconic character.

    But yeah so many, many characters.

    I’m torn between my favorites, but “The Wind and the Lion” and “Robin and Marian” stand out.

    And as always “Zardoz” deserves a mention for sheer bonkersness (is too a word!)

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  4. donnah says:

    Connery WAS Bond, James Bond for me. He was tough and sexy and smart and did I mention sexy? But I also loved Pierce Brosnan as a more elegant Bond, so I am flexible. I enjoyed Connery’s other roles in film and I too believed he’d live forever. RIP, sir!

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  5. Karla says:

    There are so many great Sean Connery movies. During his James Bond days, several of my parents’ friends insisted that he and my dad looked alike. That may be why I’ve always had a soft spot for Sir Sean.
    The first Bond film I saw was Thunderball. My brother was 11 and I was 8. Our parents took us to see it at the theater and my mom was horrified with the nude silhouetted women in the opening credits. I’m pretty sure I was oblivious.
    I think my favorite favorite was The Man Who Would Be King. I also loved Double Jeopardy, Entrapment, The Untouchables, and The Hunt for Red October.
    He was such a joy to watch on screen.

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  6. Mary Ellen Sandahl says:

    Let us not forget Outland! He was perfect in that. I haven’t seen it in ages, but my favorite memory about the film is a remark Frances Sternhagen made about playing the acerbic medical doctor who sides with the hero in his struggles with the drug-dealers. The part was originally written as a man, but she wound up getting it, and the interviewer wondered if she wasn’t concerned about looking too masculine. She replied, “Working with Sean Connery? Nobody’s going to look more masculine than Sean Connery!”

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