Entertainment More than James Bond: These are the 10 best films with Sean Connery

17:40  02 november  2020
17:40  02 november  2020 Source:   gq-magazin.de

James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery dies aged 90

  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.

Sean Connery has given the film audience a lot more than James Bond, the cult spy with the license to kill. The proud Scotsman made his big screen debut in the 1950s and his career spans more than 70 films - including “The Hunt for Red October”, “The Rock: The Rock of Decision” and “The Untouchables”, for which he starred in 1987 Oscar was named Best Supporting Actor.

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With so many highlights in filmography, it's hard to say which were the top 10 films of Connery's career; but that's exactly what we wanted to find out on the occasion of his death at the age of 90 and have therefore evaluated the reviews of his films. In the following we present you the best films with Sean Connery - and remember a great artist who left us with so many exciting and unforgettable performances.

00-Heaven: James Bond legend Sean Connery dies

  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.


The most canonical lore of the agent saga made James Bond the cult figure he is today and cemented Sean Connery's status as “Best Bond Actor” in the minds and hearts of many fans of the film series. In “Goldfinger” 007 confronts the eponymous villain, a psychopath obsessed with gold, and meets companions like the unforgettable Pussy Galore and adversaries like Oddjob, the man with the sleekest hat in screen history.

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“The man who wanted to be king”

An action cinema classic that offers exciting intrigue and lots of fun: “The man who Wanted to be King ”gave the audience a real tour de force of acting, as he united Connery in front of the camera with Michael Caine. Both actors have emphasized several times that this film is one of the personal highlights of their careers.

Death of Sean Connery: the unforgettable 007 could have led a football career

 Death of Sean Connery: the unforgettable 007 could have led a football career © MARY EVANS / SIPA Death of Sean Connery: the unforgettable 007 could have led a football career 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. Sean Connery died at the age of 90 . He had played the role of James Bond in seven films of the saga, starting with the first of them, James Bond against Dr No .

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Connerys first appearance as 007 laid the foundation for one of the most successful franchise companies in the history of cinema. In addition, “Dr. No "made the Swiss Ursula Andress aka Honey Ryder famous overnight.

“ From Moscow with love ”

From the second Bond film onwards, Sean Connery began to feel visibly comfortable in the 007 suit, as he did in this paradigmatic film about the Cold War In addition, the film introduced us to the sinister organization Specter and its leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who became Bond's archenemy in the course of the film series.

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“Murder on the Orient Express”

Based on the bestselling novel by Agatha Christie, director Sidney Lumet put together a star cast of the extra class, with “ Murder on the Orient Express ”set a new standard for detective films: In addition to Connery, the film was peppered with legends from the golden age of Hollywood such as Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergmann and Anthony Perkins. X 1 “Cursed to Doomsday”

'One of the true greats of cinema': Pierce Brosnan pays tribute to Sir Sean Connery

  'One of the true greats of cinema': Pierce Brosnan pays tribute to Sir Sean Connery Fellow James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has paid tribute to Sir Sean Connery, describing him as "one of the true greats of cinema", after his death aged 90.Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday in Nassau, the Bahamas, where he had been "unwell for some time", his son Jason said.

With this social drama, Connery proved beyond any doubt that he is more than just James Bond: As miner Jack Kehoe, he instigates an uprising against the mine owner in order to improve working conditions for the predominantly Irish immigrants in the To obtain tunnel.

“Time Bandits”

Connery plays King Agamemnon in this time travel film that kicked off Terry Gilliam's trilogy of fantasy.

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In this classic of the military cinema we were allowed to admire Connery in the role of a Russian submarine captain with dark intentions. It was also the first time Agent Jack Ryan, here played by Alec Baldwin, had appeared on the big screen.

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"

For fans of the Indiana Jones saga, this truly is the ultimate adventure and the best of the four films. It was above all the masterful exchange of blows between Connery and film son Harrison Ford - who is just 12 years younger than Connery - that made the “Last Crusade” one of the best films in the history of adventure cinema.


For director Alfred Hitchcock his actors may have been “Rindviecher”, but Tippi Hedren and Sean Connerysare present themselves here as an unbeatable duo and are one of the great attractions of this crime drama.

This article was originally published under the title “Las 10 mejores películas de Sean Connery según la crítica” by GQ Espana.

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.

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