While most people see Connery as James Bond, the characters that come to mind for me are Henry Jones, Sr. and Allan Quatermain. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is the best of the Indiana Jones movies, and it is primarily because of the addition of Connery. While his portrayal of Quatermain in League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is quite different from the character in the original H. Rider Haggard books, I enjoyed his version enough to seek out the original series, which I had never read before. The old Allan Quatermain books are a fun read, and without Connery I would never have picked them up.
Love his movies!!! I was on an airplane from Atlanta to Chicago about 5 years ago and he sat in the seat in front of me. He was I guess mid to late 70's. I think he can still whip my butt. He looked in fantastic shape for his age.
Not just a great Bond- he takes us back to the glory days of outright sexism - when a man could smack a girl in the ass and it wasn't a cause for lawsuits, forced and insincere apologies, and vapid sensitivity workshops. Connery's Bond was the baddest mo-fo in the room. . .guys wanted to be him and girls wanted to f#ck him. Some of the old Bond flicks are quite hilarious with the outright terrible treatment of women, but I've seen some smirks on the faces of some (very) intelligent ladies who have admitted the magnetic appeal of this incarnation of Bond. He does what is necessary when he wants to. . .if you don't like it you have to get out of his way. The role is Connery's forever- it was simply a different time.
The classic by which all others are measured. Which man doesn't want to be Connery's Bond?
How do you spell the best James Bond? S-E-A-N-C-O-N-N-E-R-Y. He starred in seven James Bond movies between 1962 and 1983. He was the first and the best actor to portray 007. Sean Connery and Roger Moore starred in the same amount of Bond films. Connery and Moore have starred in more bond films than any of the other actors. I gladly give Sean Connery a 5 star rating.
The best Bond ever!
He adds style and sophistication to roles which is often missing with these new fly by night actors popping up here and there. I loved the movie Playing with Heart, great cast.. a departure from the 'action hero' role.
Sean Connery is "Bond, James Bond" while other actors have done very well with the bond franchies Mr. Connery has played the roll that has set the bar far higher than most actors could ever reach. I do have to say the attemps have been very close but none the less he is the real James Bond.
Say James bond and I think of Connery, he played Bond to perfection. There is only one who comes close to playing the role with such skill and that is Daniel Craig, and with only one Bond movie under his belt so far it's hard to tell how he will be.
Don't know any women over 30 who don't find him sexy, yes, even at his age.
He has been in some turkeys for sure, but when the picture is right he shines. "The Man Who Would Be King", The Bond movies, "Robin and Marian", to name a few.
Sean was and is The Legend 007. He could even pull it off now... Austin Powers had Dr.Evil.... 007 would now have to get Cheney & Bush & their oil & arms empire
There is no other Bond.
I "saw" a few "James Bond movies" after Connery...but fuhgettabout it...
When I hear someone say James Bond, Connery's name comes into my mind first.
With no model to follow...he set the standard.
Totally agree with Irishgit, quote: “there is no other Bond"
Damn he was good in that role. Those films might be junk food, but they're the best tasting junk food I've ever had. None of the other Bonds have been up to his level.
If I could give a ten rating I would. There is no other Bond, James Bond. Sean Connery is the Bond to which all others aspire to. He brought Bond to life. Sean Connery is to James Bond, what Johnny Weissmueller was to Tarzan. The only true version.
Lets be honest, when you hear the name Connery you think bond..! The first, the origional and the best.
no one ever played bond quite as good as he did
The only reason he didn't get a 5 is because i don't know what shee shaw means.
Just the greatest James Bond actor ever.
Connery was the Original,and pretty much set the standard.He went on to bigger and better roles,though.
another good actor just right for this roll.
Would he be considered so highly if he hadn't been the first? I doubt it. But he was and so he is. Why knock him? PS He doesn't look real in that picture. He looks like his own waxwork dummy.
Seab Connery IS Bond. The rest are merely pretenders. Moore was okay. The rest sucked the big wang.
Do you know that most people who say Sean Connery is the best Bond have never in fact watched a Bond film from beginning to end? That really figures actually. Connery was a good start for the character on the big screen but far from the best. A couple of the actors who followed him made Connery look amateur.
A little over rated. Not that good in hindsight.
When I first saw You Only Live Twice, my heart started to skip a beat when I saw Connery. If he had that kind of effect on me (and probably on anybody else), then he must be the TRUE James Bond, the real deal.
Sean Connery is the only real James Bond to me. He was the best.
Very excellent actor and the best in the world.
He was the best as James Bond.
Sean Connery is, in my opinion, the only James Bond. The others have tried to take his place but have not succeeded.
A great actor whos keeps on top of his game.
Simply the best. He is 007!
Without question, the only true James Bond.
He invented the rouge player character. The original and most certainly the best. The only aspect he was outplayed on is looks in which Brosnan takes the cake. Connery had more charisma than all the other Bonds combined, however he and Brosnan run neck in neck as far as that natural class goes. Connery was a true class (and womanizing) act.
First Rate actor over four decades and still going strong.
Will always be the real 007 to me!
Bond is a womanizer and a cold blooder killer, in addition to being cool. Only Sean pulls it off. He actually looks like he could kick someone's butt, unlike Bronsan and Moore.
brill actor from edinburgh in bonny scotland sir sean is pure class though i would say roger moore was better as 007 highlander was class the rock was very good LXG was ok and junior well harrison ford what can i say
007, those were the days. I don't buy the tough 70 year old bit.
Ever since I was tied to a chair and forced to watch Medicine Man, I've had somewhat less respect for Sean.
I will ONLY watch the Bond movies Connery did. Connery's Bond was both a lover AND a fighter. The best!
Others pale in comparison! He is the only TRUE Bond!
i think that one quote sums it all up not quite what i had in mind in the begining, but he would be if i wrote the books over again Ian Fleming. he fits everything that flemming had created in his novels other than the blue eyes and that he was an inch taller standing at 6-2. there isnt another actor that fits the fictoinal character of bond better then Connery
I hate him! I hate him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!