Scottish-born actor Sean Connery, who sadly passed away October 30th, is best remembered as the first – and, for many – the one-true James Bond. Connery brought the style and swagger to the British spy role, starting with 1962's "Dr. No," that forever defined Bond for each of the other actors who followed in his footsteps.
Beyond Bond, Connery leaves behind a long legacy of film. Along with 007, some of his other iconic roles include that of Indiana Jones's father in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," Marko Ramius, the Soviet sub commander in "The Hunt for Red October," and Ramirez, the ancient immortal Egpytian and mentor to hero Conner in "Highlander."
Along with his iconic action roles, Connery was well-known as a leading man. Other notable credits of his include appearances in Alfred Hitchcock's "Marnie," "The Longest Day," the original "Murder on the Orient Express," "The Wind and the Lion," "The Man Who Would Be King," "A Bridge Too Far," "Cuba," "The Untouchables," "First Knight," "The Rock," "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," and "The Avengers" (not Marvel's, but rather an adaptation of the classic 1960s British TV show).
In 1988, Sean Connery won the Academy Award for his supporting role in "The Untouchables." In 2000, Queen Elizabeth II knighted him. Connery received other career-spanning honors in his later life, including the Kennedy Center Honors in 1999 and the American Film Institute's lifetime achievement award in 2006. That was the same year he retired from acting. We highlight the man and his legacy with a selection of photos.
(Also, be sure to check out more 007 content, games, and exclusive video on Noovie's The James Bond Experience)
Matt Lissauer is a writer & data manager for Noovie. When he is not busy writing listicles, Matt is enjoying life in New Jersey with his lovely wife and three kids.