Sean Connery, one of the most popular actors of the twentieth century, passed away at the age of 90: he had lent his face to James Bond
Sean Connery turns 90: the charm of the eternal James Bond
A huge mourning in the world of cinema: Sean Connery is dead. The Scottish actor was 90 years old and was one of the most popular cinema faces of the twentieth century, best known for playing James Bond in the 60s and 70s.
His was a long career full of great successes: between one Bond and another he worked for directors such as Alfred Hitchcock in the film Marnie (1964) and for Sidney Lumet, in the military drama The Hill of Disgrace (1965).
After You Live Only Twice Connery decided to part with that character with which he was now identified. But after the flop of his successor George Lazenby, he returned as the secret agent in the movie A Cascade of Diamonds. He will return to play the role of Bond for the last time, now in his fifties, in the film Never say never.
There are many films that have seen him protagonist: to name a few Robin Hood – Prince of thieves where Richard the Lionheart is, and again Highlander – The last immortal, Hunt for Red October, The first knight, and many other films that are become real cult thanks also to its presence.
A great consensus came with the interpretation of Guglielmo da Baskerville, the enigmatic but rational monk of the film The Name of the Rose (1986) by Jean-Jacques Annaud, based on the novel of the same name written by Umberto Eco, whose interpretation made him win the BAFTA award.
Then the consecration of his great talent with an Academy Award and a Golden Globe with the role of the incorruptible policeman Jimmy Malone in the film The Untouchables – The untouchables (1987) by Brian De Palma, alongside Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro and Andy García .
Among the latest films in which Sean Connery has starred is Entrapment where, alongside the splendid Catherine Zeta Jones, he took on the role of a thief. In 2005, after being named Sir, he announced his retirement, also stating that he had given up roles such as Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter saga.
Connery has always been very jealous of his privacy. He married twice: in 1962 with the Australian actress Diane Cilento, with whom he had a son, Jason, who followed in his father's footsteps and became an actor.
Divorced in 1973, two years later he remarried with the painter Micheline Roquebrune: theirs was a lasting love, which has overcome many crises. "I knew that by marrying the most desired man in the world I would marry the whole package. Just understand it, ”she said long ago.