#
buy premium
Sean Connery

Sean Connery

Birthday: 25 August 1930, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Birth Name: Thomas Sean Connery
Height: 188 cm

Sean Connery is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in ...Show more

Sean Connery
There's one major difference between James Bond and me. He is able to sort out problems! There's one major difference between James Bond and me. He is able to sort out problems!
It's funny, but the film buffs at UCLA are constantly dissecting Marnie (1964) these days to see how Show more It's funny, but the film buffs at UCLA are constantly dissecting Marnie (1964) these days to see how it was done. When it was first released, there was a lot of criticism of Alfred Hitchcock because he used a studio set for the dockside scene. But the backdrop looked just like the port of Bristol - if not Baltimore, where it's supposed to be at. I adored and enjoyed Hitchcock tremendously. He never lost his patience or composure on the set. Hide
[on his knighthood being blocked by the Labour government for the second time in 1998] It's purely p Show more [on his knighthood being blocked by the Labour government for the second time in 1998] It's purely political. I have never made any secret of my association, affiliation with the Scottish National Party. I don't like the turn it's taken now when they drag up something, which is something from the past about my violence towards women which I have attempted to answer in so many ways. It might have been a stupid comment of mine to say to smack a woman or slap a woman, I think I said, and it was picked up much later by an unmentionable in America who really worked a flanker and presented a show as though I had actually admitted that it was okay to punch women. In fact, in the near future there will be some kind of revelation about quite a lot of that anyway, which I'm not going to go into now. Hide
Some age, others mature. Some age, others mature.
[on his Marnie (1964) leading lady Tippi Hedren] She's underrated in a business where most actors ar Show more [on his Marnie (1964) leading lady Tippi Hedren] She's underrated in a business where most actors are overrated. Hide
I thought Pierce Brosnan was a good choice. I liked GoldenEye (1995). Timothy Dalton never got a han Show more I thought Pierce Brosnan was a good choice. I liked GoldenEye (1995). Timothy Dalton never got a handle on the role. He took it seriously in the wrong way. The person who plays Bond has to be dangerous. If there isn't a sense of threat, you can't be cool. Hide
More than anything else, I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like [Alfred Hitchcock] or [Pab Show more More than anything else, I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like [Alfred Hitchcock] or [Pablo Picasso]. Hide
(On George Lazenby) I have known George for many years and arrogance is not in his character. Alas I Show more (On George Lazenby) I have known George for many years and arrogance is not in his character. Alas I cannot say the same for Cubby Broccoli. Hide
I am happy to say that I sued Allied Artists for cosmetic bookkeeping and they're bankrupt. I am happy to say that I sued Allied Artists for cosmetic bookkeeping and they're bankrupt.
It reads as though one had made great dramatic decisions, but in fact one didn't. I certainly had th Show more It reads as though one had made great dramatic decisions, but in fact one didn't. I certainly had the drive from the beginning, but the targets and ambitions were much, much less. Hide
[1973, on 'James Bond' producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli] They're not exactly enamoure Show more [1973, on 'James Bond' producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli] They're not exactly enamoured of each other. Probably they're both sitting on $50 million and looking across the desk at each other and thinking, 'That bugger's got half of what should be all mine'. Hide
I was going upstairs when I heard my own voice coming from one of the rooms. My grandchildren were w Show more I was going upstairs when I heard my own voice coming from one of the rooms. My grandchildren were watching Goldfinger (1964). So, I sat down with them and watched it for a bit. It was interesting. There was a certain elegance, a certain assurance to it that was quite comforting. There was a leisureliness that made you not want to rush to the next scene. Of course, I also saw things that could have been improved. Hide
I've never kept a record of anything. I gave away everything: all the posters, the memorabilia that Show more I've never kept a record of anything. I gave away everything: all the posters, the memorabilia that would have been helpful - and financially rewarding. Hide
I realised that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23 Show more I realised that a top-class footballer could be over the hill by the age of 30, and I was already 23. I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be one of my more intelligent moves. Hide
[3/06] I have retired for good. It's been a bit rough since Christmas but I'm perfectly OK and I fee Show more [3/06] I have retired for good. It's been a bit rough since Christmas but I'm perfectly OK and I feel well. In fact, I'm working on a history book. Hide
I had no grand plan. Everyone talks about how they knew the Bond films were going to be a success, b Show more I had no grand plan. Everyone talks about how they knew the Bond films were going to be a success, but it simply isn't true. Hide
Show me a man who is content and I'll show you a lobotomy scar. Show me a man who is content and I'll show you a lobotomy scar.
[on Daniel Craig as the new James Bond] Craig's a great choice, really interesting - different. He's Show more [on Daniel Craig as the new James Bond] Craig's a great choice, really interesting - different. He's a good actor. It's a completely new departure. Hide
[on turning down the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)] Ye Show more [on turning down the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)] Yeah, well, I never understood it. I read the book. I read the script. I saw the movie. I still don't understand it. Hide
I never disliked Bond, as some have thought. Creating a character like that does take a certain craf Show more I never disliked Bond, as some have thought. Creating a character like that does take a certain craft. It's simply natural to seek other roles. Hide
It would appear I'm an inspiration for older men. Do I think I'm sexy? I've been told I am. I know t Show more It would appear I'm an inspiration for older men. Do I think I'm sexy? I've been told I am. I know that I find certain people attractive and they find me attractive and are presumptuous enough to think that's sexy. I can't answer for all those fat guys out there in their sixties. Are they more virile? Well, it's years since I went to bed with a sixtyish balding man. Look, I'm dealing with maturity alright. I'm much more interest in keeping enthusiastic than anything else. Hide
[on turning down the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings] I had never read [J.R.R. Tolkien], an Show more [on turning down the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings] I had never read [J.R.R. Tolkien], and I didn't understand the script when they sent it to me. Bobbits? Hobbits? Hide
One of the things that strikes me is that no matter how difficult or underprivileged the situation y Show more One of the things that strikes me is that no matter how difficult or underprivileged the situation you were living in as a child, it wasn't considered difficult. I don't think as children, you are aware of it. You have nothing to compare it to. Hide
Timothy Dalton has Shakespearean training but he underestimated the role. The character has to be gr Show more Timothy Dalton has Shakespearean training but he underestimated the role. The character has to be graceful and move well and have a certain measure of charm as well as be dangerous. Pierce Brosnan is a good actor - he added some new elements to it. Hide
Anyone contemplating a film career could do no better than read Alexander Mackendrick's book "On Fil Show more Anyone contemplating a film career could do no better than read Alexander Mackendrick's book "On Film-making: An Introduction to the Craft of the Director." Hide
I've honestly not been too aware of my age until I went to the doctor for a full check-up. He said I Show more I've honestly not been too aware of my age until I went to the doctor for a full check-up. He said I had the heart of a young man, "but you're not young, you're 40! [Evening Standard, 1971] Hide
I have always hated that damn James Bond. I'd like to kill him. I have always hated that damn James Bond. I'd like to kill him.
Whenever I've tangled with a beautiful spy, have you noticed what invariably happens? Even if I know Show more Whenever I've tangled with a beautiful spy, have you noticed what invariably happens? Even if I know the girl is a nasty and dangerous little snake, I've still had to kiss her first and kill her later. Hide
I have no shortage of material or offers, it's just a case of what you select to do. But I think it' Show more I have no shortage of material or offers, it's just a case of what you select to do. But I think it's realistic that my chances of playing Romeo are now over. Hide
[on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)] It was a nightmare. The director should never have Show more [on The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)] It was a nightmare. The director should never have been given $185 million. Hide
[3/03, about the impending US invasion of Iraq] I don't know who could be in favor of it, but it can Show more [3/03, about the impending US invasion of Iraq] I don't know who could be in favor of it, but it can't be stopped. It is inevitable. Hide
I never trashed a hotel room or did drugs. I understand if you get caught in a fight, but to take it Show more I never trashed a hotel room or did drugs. I understand if you get caught in a fight, but to take it out on a room that implies some psychiatric disorder. The way I was brought up made me think about the person who has to clean up afterwards. Hide
"The time came for me to retire because of my rather unfortunate last movie . . . The cost to me in Show more "The time came for me to retire because of my rather unfortunate last movie . . . The cost to me in terms of frustration and avoiding going to jail for murder cannot have continued. Hide
Robin and Marian (1976) was supposed to be called "The Death of Robin Hood", but Americans don't lik Show more Robin and Marian (1976) was supposed to be called "The Death of Robin Hood", but Americans don't like heroes who die or anything that might not smack of being a victory. Hide
I get asked the question so often, I thought it best to make an announcement. I thought long and har Show more I get asked the question so often, I thought it best to make an announcement. I thought long and hard about it and if anything could have pulled me out of retirement it would have been an Indiana Jones film. I love working with Steven [Steven Spielberg] and George [George Lucas], and it goes without saying that it is an honor to have Harrison [Harrison Ford] as my son. But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun. I, do however, have one bit of advice for Junior: Demand that the critters be digital, the cliffs be low, and for goodness sake keep that whip by your side at all times in case you need to escape from the stunt coordinator! This is a remarkable cast, and I can only say, "Break a leg, everyone". I'll see you on May 22, 2008, at the theater! Hide
[during his speech after receiving the AFI Life Achievement award] Though my feet are tired, my hear Show more [during his speech after receiving the AFI Life Achievement award] Though my feet are tired, my heart is not. Hide
I did smoke pot a few times but nothing else. I would never inject. I'm too fond of the drink. At ti Show more I did smoke pot a few times but nothing else. I would never inject. I'm too fond of the drink. At times I can go two weeks or more without it, but then I'm quite enthusiastic to get back to the taste again. Hide
[on why he resigned the role of James Bond while filming You Only Live Twice (1967)] One of the reas Show more [on why he resigned the role of James Bond while filming You Only Live Twice (1967)] One of the reasons I stopped doing it was because I got really fed up with the space stuff and special effects. I just found it getting more and more influential in the movies. Hide
I've always been told I was either too tall or too short, too Scottish or too Irish, too young, too Show more I've always been told I was either too tall or too short, too Scottish or too Irish, too young, too old. Hide
I've honestly not been too aware of my age until I went to the doctor for a full check-up. He said I Show more I've honestly not been too aware of my age until I went to the doctor for a full check-up. He said I had the heart of a young man - "but you're not young, you're 40". Hide
[on whether he would ever escape being identified as James Bond] It's with me 'til I go in the box. [on whether he would ever escape being identified as James Bond] It's with me 'til I go in the box.
I enjoy the excitement of working on a well-crewed and exciting picture. It's like a microcosm of so Show more I enjoy the excitement of working on a well-crewed and exciting picture. It's like a microcosm of society that really works. Because nothing works anywhere else. Hide
[on being one of the biggest movie stars in the world] Well, that's only because of your price. And Show more [on being one of the biggest movie stars in the world] Well, that's only because of your price. And my current price? Well, ha, that's nobody's business but mine. Hide
I'm an actor - it's not brain surgery. If I do my job right, people won't ask for their money back. I'm an actor - it's not brain surgery. If I do my job right, people won't ask for their money back.
Perhaps I'm not a good actor, but I would be even worse at doing anything else. Perhaps I'm not a good actor, but I would be even worse at doing anything else.
I said I never would [do an autobiography] and then I thought about it and I said, "I'm going to do Show more I said I never would [do an autobiography] and then I thought about it and I said, "I'm going to do it". Then I started. Yeah, and it cost me a stonking amount of money not to do it - because I'd already put the wheels in motion. He [Davies] started to run with the ball with all this stuff. I realized I was going to be spending the best part of my life, and probably the rest of my life, trying to correct these inaccuracies and I can't be bothered. Hide
Dealing with this financial stuff was too much for me. It was back to education and I had to learn t Show more Dealing with this financial stuff was too much for me. It was back to education and I had to learn to understand it all myself. Hide
What happened was that I had polyps on my vocal cords for about six years. I had them lasered off ea Show more What happened was that I had polyps on my vocal cords for about six years. I had them lasered off each time. But then I had a little twinge of a problem while I was doing Rising Sun (1993). I couldn't get the timbre of my voice right. I couldn't get the variation and enunciation as comfortable as I wanted. So I went back to the doctor and he suggested radiation. I went for six weeks and didn't have any side effects or problems. Then I made the announcement that I had done radiation treatment. The publicists said not to do it, that it would set off an explosion. But I thought, "If you do radiation and it's a success, why not speak about it?" Hide
Let me straighten you out on this. The problem in interviews of this sort is to get across the fact, Show more Let me straighten you out on this. The problem in interviews of this sort is to get across the fact, without breaking your arse, that one is NOT Bond, that one was functioning reasonably before Bond and that one is going to function reasonably after Bond. There are a lot of things I did before Bond - like playing the classics on stage - that don't seem to get publicized. So you see, this Bond image is a problem in a way and a bit of a bore, but one has to live with it. [David Zinman: Saturday Afternoon at the Bijou, 1973] Hide
From the earliest days of cinema a fascination with Scottish historical themes fed the appetites of Show more From the earliest days of cinema a fascination with Scottish historical themes fed the appetites of Hollywood. Macabre shockers, or what Robert Louis Stevenson called "regular crawlers", were especially popular. Not counting numerous shorts, five feature versions of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) were produced in Hollywood between 1912 and 1941, though none surpassed Fredric March's Oscar-winning performance and his menacing facial transformation in Rouben Mamoulian's production of 1931. Hide
[on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)] I am resting from acting - you might Show more [on Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)] I am resting from acting - you might say I'm retired. It would take something really considerable to bring me back. Nothing has been discussed but I hear it's back on. Hide
I think the fact that one's hair disappeared early made it easier. I never had a "transition problem Show more I think the fact that one's hair disappeared early made it easier. I never had a "transition problem". I've always played older. I played Harrison Ford's father and Dustin Hoffman's father. And this year, I'm going to be 65. I'm hardly going to get into a weight program and do "Tarzan". I could have the best body sculpting in the world, but I'm never going to be James Bond again. Hide
A silent gesture can convey more in a flash than a minute of spoken dialogue. Unlike most actors, wh Show more A silent gesture can convey more in a flash than a minute of spoken dialogue. Unlike most actors, who resist directors cutting their lines, I have spent my whole career filleting mine. There are few directors who have not seen my cuts as improvements. Steven Spielberg paid me the ultimate compliment on Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) by adopting nine out of ten of my ideas that traded dialogue for added visual interaction. Hide
The idea of the hair was the iron grew sort of crew cut but something kinda put me off that. I would Show more The idea of the hair was the iron grew sort of crew cut but something kinda put me off that. I would have looked sort of like Ernest Hemingway with the beard and short hair and it would have looked American. So I went Rod Stewart but shorter. They had another wig but that made me look like Sting. I really couldn't deal with it. Well, I could deal with it. I changed it. - On The Hunt for Red October (1990). Hide
I'm fed up with the idiots, the ever-widening gap between people who know how to make movies and tho Show more I'm fed up with the idiots, the ever-widening gap between people who know how to make movies and those who green-light them. I don't say they're all idiots - I'm just saying there's a lot of them. It would almost need a Mafia-like offer I couldn't refuse to do another movie. Hide
[on being voted the Sexiest Man of the Century] Well what can I say, people have good taste. No, I'm Show more [on being voted the Sexiest Man of the Century] Well what can I say, people have good taste. No, I'm only kidding. I really don't take things like that seriously. Hide
I was called Sean long before I was an actor, I had an Irish buddy when I was 12 named Seamus -- pro Show more I was called Sean long before I was an actor, I had an Irish buddy when I was 12 named Seamus -- pronounced Shay-mus. So they nicknamed us Seamus and Shawn and it stuck. Hide
Peter Mandelson, two times thrown out, is now representing Britain in Europe. In the olden times, th Show more Peter Mandelson, two times thrown out, is now representing Britain in Europe. In the olden times, they would have hung him up by his feet. The decisions in the UK are made by President Tony Blair and a couple of his cooks in the kitchen. Hide
[in 2004] The Scottish media all say, "Oh yeah, he's a tax exile". I have paid more tax than the gov Show more [in 2004] The Scottish media all say, "Oh yeah, he's a tax exile". I have paid more tax than the government put together in that Parliament. I still pay full tax when I work in England and the same when I work in America. Hide
I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long an Show more I care about Bond and what happens to him. You cannot be connected with a character for this long and not have an interest. All the Bond films had their good points. Hide
[on A View to a Kill (1985)] Bond should be played by an actor 35, 33 years old. I'm too old. Roger' Show more [on A View to a Kill (1985)] Bond should be played by an actor 35, 33 years old. I'm too old. Roger's too old, too! Hide
It is said that a total ban on handguns, including .22s, would take away innocent pleasure from thou Show more It is said that a total ban on handguns, including .22s, would take away innocent pleasure from thousands of people. Is that more or less pleasure than watching your child grow up? Hide
Sean Connery's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (39)
Sean Connery Sean Connery'S roles
Allan Quatermain
Allan Quatermain

Pvt. Flanagan
Pvt. Flanagan

Agamemnon
Agamemnon

Pierce
Pierce

Raisuli
Raisuli

Sir August de Wynter
Sir August de Wynter

Detective Sergeant Johnson
Detective Sergeant Johnson

Dr. Robert Campbell
Dr. Robert Campbell

King Arthur
King Arthur

Mark Rutland
Mark Rutland

William of Baskerville
William of Baskerville

Michael McBride
Michael McBride

Ramirez
Ramirez

Draco
Draco

Daniel Dravot
Daniel Dravot

Marko Ramius
Marko Ramius

Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell
Lt. Col. Alan Caldwell

Marshall William T. O'Niel
Marshall William T. O'Niel

William Forrester
William Forrester

Paul
Paul

Jim Malone
Jim Malone

Paul Bradley
Paul Bradley

John Patrick Mason
John Patrick Mason

Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong

Major General Urquhart
Major General Urquhart

Capt. John Connor
Capt. John Connor

Robert MacDougal
Robert MacDougal

Joe Roberts
Joe Roberts

Professor Henry Jones, Sr.
Professor Henry Jones, Sr.

Col. Arbuthnot
Col. Arbuthnot

James Bond
James Bond

123Movies