Entertainment Death of Sean Connery: the unforgettable 007 could have led a football career
James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery dies aged 90
James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery has died aged 90. Sir Connery is best known for his portrayal of British fictional spy James Bond who he played between 1962-1971Sir Sean died last night in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas.
Passionate about football, Sean Connery had been spotted by the Manchester United squad when he was just 23. But he refused to give the club a try and preferred to focus on his acting career.
Sad day for moviegoers.. He had played the role of James Bond in seven films of the saga, starting with the first of them, . But his filmography is also marked by other immense roles in The longest day, , The name of the rose, The Incorruptibles (Oscar for best supporting role), , In pursuit of Red October , or more recently But, what is less known is that the famous Scottish actor could have had a whole other career.
00-Heaven: James Bond legend Sean Connery dies
Legendary actor Sir Sean Connery - famous for being the first actor to play James Bond - has died at the age of 90, his family has confirmed.The Scottish star - who was the first actor to play 007 on the big screen - has passed away at the age of 90 with his family confirming that he died in his sleep while in the Bahamas.
He preferred comedy to football
If his passion for football was well known, it is not known, however, that he could have embarked on a career as a professional footballer. As the trade magazineA tribute from a French world champion reports, started playing football when he was still a child in Edinburgh. " We had no television, no toys. Suddenly, I scrolled through the hours of playing football downstairs from my house", thus indicated the interpreter of 007. At 17, he signed up in the army, which he left, three years later, because of a stomach ulcer. On his return to civilian life, he did odd jobs and joined an amateur theater company. He also took up boxing and played football in the suburbs of Edinburgh. He then wears an almost predestined license number: 777. After being ranked third in the Mister Universe competition, he landed a role in South Pacific , a musical. Passing through Manchester with his troops, he played a match against a local team. Chance puts a recruiter from the Manchester United team in his path. He was then offered a test at Old Trafford, which he ultimately refused. " I really wanted to accept because I love football, but I realized that even a great football player is on the decline after his 30s, and I was already 23. Now all the famous players like Burt Lancaster or Clark Gable were all over 30 years old. So I decided to become an actor and it turned out to be the smartest decision of my life. " A choice that actually paid off!
Fifa has also paid tribute to Sean Connery and this abortive career on his Twitter account. Lionel Charbonnier, the former goalkeeper of the 1998 world champion France team, remembered his encounters with the immense actor while playing for Glasgow Rangers. "Thank you SEAN for your determined, deep, loving looks! As well as your hugs! Be happy", posted on the social network.also paid tribute to the memory of the actor who " loved football" .
Sir Sean Connery fans petition for Edinburgh Airport to be renamed in his honour .
Sir Sean Connery fans want to see Edinburgh Airport renamed in the late actor’s honour, after he passed away over the weekend at the age of 90.The iconic James Bond actor - who was the first to play 007 on the big screen - passed away at the age of 90 over the weekend, and fans have now begun a petition for the airport in the city of Edinburgh, where he spent most of his younger years, to be renamed to honour his legacy.