15 Iconic Pictures of Sir Sean Connery

13th November, 2020

Legendary actor Sir Sean Connery passed on 31st October 2020. Here’s looking at his decades-spanning career and some of the most iconic pictures.

15 Iconic Pictures of Sir Sean Connery Richard Young/Ian McIlgorm/Shutterstock

Sir Sean Connery died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90 on Saturday. The Scottish icon had a stellar career, tackled a variety of roles, won an Oscar, and worked with the biggest names in the history of the entertainment industry. He was best known for his portrayal of Ian Fleming’s famed fictional character James Bond and was the first to bring the secret agent to the big screen. These pictures provide a glimpse of the remarkable life of a remarkable actor.

1. Competed in 1953 Mr. Universe

Before making a name for himself in acting, Connery tried out a lot of different things, which included competing in the 1953 Mr. Universe pageant, as seen in @galexaustralixcomau’s post. While he couldn’t win, the young Connery did catch a casting director’s eye and thus began his career in the world of acting.

2. Fame before Bond

Disney Productions’s 1959 feature Darby O'Gill and the Little People changed his fortune for the better. He landed one of the leading roles in the movie, and his performance was widely appreciated in the industry. Check out the poster on @robynhurst’s post.

3. And then came Bond!

In the early 1960s, Connery was offered the role of James Bond, a.k.a 007, a secret service agent, in a British film series. Although he was reluctant at first, Connery accepted the role, knowing what it could achieve. And boy, was he right! As @glamofthepast mentions, he was a forever icon and an inspiration.

4. Back-to-back blockbusters

5. Connery with Margaret Nolan

6. Iconic even today

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Dr. No, 1962 ????Sean Connery (1930-2020)

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To say that Connery did an amazing job as Bond would be an understatement. His portrayal couldn’t have been any better and still resonates with people even after five decades. His work continues to influence actors and filmmakers alike. Check out a still from his movie Dr. No in this post by @nouvellevaguefr.

7. An occasional golfer

Connery was an avid golfer. He loved playing the sport whenever he could and kept at it even after turning old. As seen in @seanconnerydaily’s post, he was pictured while filming the unforgettable golf scene in Goldfinger.

8. More than just Bond

9. Last of the Bond movies

Never Say Never Again was the last of the Bond movies that starred Connery. Here, in @sir_sean_connery’s post, he’s pictured with Kim Basinger, who played the role of Maximillian Largo’s girlfriend.

10. Still from A Bridge Too Far @stahlregen_models

The Scottish actor worked in a whole list of films from the ‘70s to the turn of the century. He starred in A Bridge Too Far, Murder on the Orient Express, The Man Who Would Be King (1975), and The Untouchables, among others. He revolutionized the industry with his gritty roles.

11. Won an Oscar for The Untouchables

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We are still coming to terms with the tragic #Passing of the legendary #SirSeanConnery ???? What a wonderful life he had, living to the grand old age of #90 ❤️ Like many of you, he was a #Childhood icon to us, and a man that we almost felt like we knew given his presence in our lives from such a young age. Starring in some of the biggest #Movies of all times, #SirSean was one of the key pillars behind the birth of the #Hollywood Blockbuster ???????? Appearing in #Films such as #Marnie, #TheLongestDay #MurderOnTheOrientExpress, #TheManWhoWouldBeKing, #TheUntouchables, #TheRock, #Highlander, #TheHuntForRedOctober and #IndianaJones Sir Sean will always be a #BoxOffice star ???? Our thoughts are with his loved ones who were gathered with him at the time of his passing in #Nassau, a #Location he helped make famous with his work on #Bond ❤️ His #Son Jason said the #Scottish hero “Had many of his family who could be in the Bahamas around him. We are all working at understanding this huge event as it only happened so recently, even though my dad has been unwell for some time. A sad day for all who knew and loved my dad and a sad loss for all people around the world who enjoyed the wonderful gift he had as an #Actor." There will be a #Memorial for Sir Sean privately, and a public one when it is safe to do so given the current situation in the world. _________________________________ #007 #RIP #ThankYou #ThanksForTheMemories

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Recognition followed the actor wherever he went. He won the Best Actor in Supporting Role at the 60th Academy Awards for his role in Brian De Palma’s American crime film The Untouchables. He also won the Award for Best Actor for his role in The Name of the Rose the same year. Don’t forget to check out this picture of him holding his Oscar in @007everythingornothing's post.

12. In conversation with legends

13. Voted as the Sexiest Man of the Century

14. Knighted in 2000

Sean Connery became Sir Sean Connery in 2000 at the age of 69. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at the Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, as seen in this post by @theadventuresofdananddad, for his work in the entertainment industry.

15. A BAFTA Tribute to Sean Connery

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