Sean Connery may be retired now but I still remember him as Bond. When I was a teen I used to think one day I would be a Bond girl. Not so much because they were James’ girlfriends. Every girl who was in a bond flick became world famous and their careers took off. I wanted that more than having said I was in a bond flick.
Not that playing opposite him wouldn’t be divine and all. His Scottish accent still gives me shivers when I hear it when they have one of his movies on cable. That face and especially his eyes.
I am afraid I was more pragmatic and would be in it for the boost to my career would get.
But is nice to dream once in awhile what might have been. Since I have to work my you know what off every day at an office. Yep I am not an actress or glamorous. I am an office manager. A pretty good one at that.
I am a divorced single mom with a daughter in High school and I hope she’s not reading this and seeing how silly here mom is.
I have his website in saved in my web browser’s favourites and I check it every few weeks to see what’s up. Try http://www.seanconnery.com/ and see what he has to say. The artwork on display at the site is done by his wife Micheline. I am sorry too girls he’s married. Had to be.
Born in 1930 and left school at and early age to work to help make ends meet for his family as the eldest of 3 sons. He really was in the Navy he went in at 16. He even got two tattoos to prove it. One says Mom and Dad and the other says Scotland Forever.
His career only lasted 3 years before an ulcer got him out. He went through many menial jobs but he always stuck with his hobby he was fascinated by bodybuilding and finally placed 3rd in the 1958 Mr. Universe.
He spent 8 years doing modeling and even was in a chorus line until his big break staring opposite Lana Turner in “Another Time Another Place” in 1958. I know because I have a copy.
It took another 4 years before he landed the role we all know and love. The boys love Bond because of the guns, gadgets, and girls, me because of the brogue and the bedroom eyes.
Of his non-Bond movies I think I like “Rising Sun” with Wesley Snipes where he played a police consultant and a master of Japanese culture and politics who did have to carry a gun to get things done.
He used diplomacy and his head and was always ahead of his Kohei Wesley.
But, one of his favorite roles was that of the troubled detective in “The Offense”
I think He did the Indiana Jones movie more for fun and I think he had a great time doing them.
At 60 years he was voted the world’s sexiest man in the world and at 83 to me he still is.