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Lord of the Rings: Elijah Wood Says Amazon Should Rename TV Series
For you trivia fans, here's a question: What do actors Adrien Brody and Sean Connery have in common? They both turned down roles to be in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings and regretted it because neither understood the project Talking to GQ on his career retrospective, the actor opened up about the revelation after[...]
SNL: Darrell Hammond Reflects Sean Connery Celebrity Jeopardy Skits
When it comes to watershed moments in Darrell Hammond's career, none did he consider more than his Sean Connery impression on Saturday Night Live's "Celebrity Jeopardy" skits during his time as a cast member The actor-comedian spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about playing the late actor, who passed at the age of 90 on October[...]
The Rock: When Sean Connery Stood Up to Disney, Writes Michael Bay
It's no secret how much of a pioneer Sean Connery was on the silver screen His passing on October 31 at the age of 90 sent immeasurable ripples throughout the industry Writing to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Bay, who directed Connery in 1996's The Rock penned a tribute to the original James Bond star recalling[...]
Time Bandits, Highlander, Best Sean Connery Roles Not James Bond
The family of Sir Sean Connery have let the world know that the actor has died, aged 90 The first actor to play James Bond on the big screen, in seven movies, he was so impressive in the role that Ian Fleming wrote a Scottish backstory into the character in subsequent novels Other notable films[...]
We Can Do Better Than Tom Hardy as James Bond
What if, at some point in the film, we go to some sort of Wall of Remembrance and we see photos on it of Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, all with their code names "James Bond" adorning their photos? And next to them all–Lashana Lynch? This clears the[...]
Time Bandits, Highlander, Best Sean Connery Roles Not James Bond
Actor Sean Connery is one of the most venerable and versatile actors of the 20th century Having recently 90, he'll forever be synonymous as the first to play Ian Fleming's agent 007 James Bond Though it's been nearly 40 years since he played the character on screen, Connery carved quite a career for himself on[...]
James Bond: Brits Favor Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton In Poll
Not surprisingly, the most beloved Bond is the original in Sean Connery The poll was taken from over 14,000 fans in a tournament style set up by the RT Based on the works of Ian Fleming, the world's most renowned British superspy was played by six actors in Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton,[...]
Bond Binge: Diamonds Are Forever - Connery is Back! But at what cost?
Diamonds Are Forever is the final appearance of Sean Connery as James Bond in an official, Eon-productions-sanctioned film He would, of course, appear in the "rogue" Bond film Never Say Never Again in 1983, but then, as now, the problem with his portrayal was Connery was getting a little bit long-in-the-tooth to be believably bedding[...]
007 Bond Binge: You Only Live Twice aka Ninjas in Volcanoes
Courtesy MGM You Only Live Twice also finally broke Sean Connery, who refused to sign on to another Bond film after this one Part of this was due to behind the scenes pressure: he was constantly harassed and even stalked while filming in Japan But after making five movies in five years, he wanted to branch[...]
007 Bond Binge: Thunderball: Sharks, Femme Fatales, and Lawsuits?
Image Credit: MGM In a pre-credits sequence, Bond (Sean Connery) famously escapes a scrape with the use of a jet pack Ironically, as fake and weird as this scene is, the jet pack was a real piece of technology developed by Bell Aircraft and piloted by a trained pilot in the sequence rather than Connery[...]
New "No Time To Die" TV Spot
Except that if you read Ian Fleming's original novels, you'll discover that Bond is actually a horrible, horrible man. Daniel Craig as James Bond, MGM James Bond is a Scumbag The Bond of the movies is a debonair man of action and seducer of women mostly from his depiction by Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and Pierce Brosnan[...]
007 Bond Binge: Goldfinger Sets Up the Good & Bad Classic Bond Tropes
It provides some of the most iconic moments, best lines, and defined the look and feel of the best and worst of the films, especially during the Sean Connery era This is in so many ways also for better or worse, considering some of the tropes originating in this film that would become standards for[...]
“Bond”: “No Time to Die” Teaser Promotes Wednesday Trailer
I have been watching Bond my whole life, of course, my father was a huge fan, and Sean Connery is his Bond I never saw the appeal; the sly, smooth, quippy spy bored me and ditto for Roger Moore, who my father despised He didn't have the look in my eyes He looked less like[...]
Crappy St. Patrick's Day: The Disney+ Version of "Darby O'Gill and the Little People" is Garbage
Sean Connery was just as I remember him Janet Munro was the same, too But somehow the main characters had lost some of their edge, even their Irishness in some sense It felt blander, more dumbed down. At first, I thought this was some strange Mandela Effect, or perhaps just the worst impulses of nostalgia[...]
007 Bond Binge: "From Russia With Love"
There's even an argument to be made that Daniel Craig's "James Blonde" is really more Robert Shaw as Red Grant than Sean Connery as 007. And what would From Russia With Love be without the love aspect? While Tatiana Romanova (Daniela Bianchi) is ordered to seduce Bond as part of a mission, and Bond goes into[...]
007 Bond Binge: Dr. No
James Bond." When Sean Connery uttered that classic line as his first piece of dialogue in 1961's Dr No, he changed the course of cinema history forever The Bond franchise, now in its seventh decade, has produced 25 official films, several unofficial and spoof films, and remains one of the top film franchises of all[...]
Your Best "James Bond"? I'll Take Ursula Andress, Thank You. (OPINION)
Sean Connery was the first face of Bond, sauntering his way into movie theaters with Dr No in 1962 Connery, the eternally Scottish Man's Man, stayed on as Bond for nearly 10 years, appearing in From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967) and leaving the series (sort of)[...]
No, Mr. Bond, I Expect You To Stand On My Shelf…
The figure is based on how Sean Connery appeared as OO7 in Goldfinger The sculpt looks really good, but what may be the best things are the accessories You get a pistol, a small and large homer tracking device, Fort submariner wristwatch, a recovered German gold bullion bar, Fort Knox bullion bar, a secret note[...]
Alan Moore's League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen To Get Film Reboot
Their first attempt in 2003 starred Sean Connery and opened #2 at the box office behind Pirates of the Caribbean only to get blasted by the critics and burn out at only $178 million Plans for a sequel at the time were killed and Connery retired from the industry shortly after. The new film will not[...]
Why Christopher Plummer Turned Down The Role Of Gandalf
The role was offered to Sean Connery and Christopher Plummer prior to the now almost synonymous face taking the part Plummer recently visited Conan where he talked about why he turned down the role, playfully hating McKellen for doing such a great job He also talks about why he never wants to retire and his[...]
Dave Sim Could Create And Publish James Bond Comics If He Wanted
No Sean Connery Bond for you, not even in Canada And Blofeld may not have a white cat… So, yes, Dave Sim could if he wanted, publish James Bond comic books It's just that most of us wouldn't be able to get copies… legally.   On January the 1st, the character of James Bond entered public domain[...]
James Bond Aficionados Gather And Talk Best Bonds And Their Legacy At Comikaze
Travis Langley (author of Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) Sean Connery played by Steven Jay Rubin (author of The James Bond Films: A Behind the Scenes History and The Complete James Bond Encyclopedia) George Lazenby played by Malcolm McNeill (international law attorney) Roger Moore played by William O'Neill (artist, initial creator of Hurricane Entertainment comic[...]
Sean Connery Is Magneto
Even more, Sean Connery as now, as James Bond And while Connery never tried out for Magneto in the films, he was approached to play Sir Ian McKellan's other big role, Gandalf, but turned it down. Is this a stretch? I don't think so Because there's one hell of a giveaway at the end… Ba dah! Ba[...]
Jack Ryan: Shadow Dullard – Look! It Moves! By Adi Tantimedh
Nobody ever talks about how cool a hero Jack Ryan is or how great the books or movies were.  When people talk about The Hunt for Red October, they talk about Sean Connery playing a Russian submarine captain with a Scottish accent.  Nobody talks about the Jack Ryan movies, ever Ryan himself is a complete[...]