Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy Birthday, Sir Sean Connery!

Tomorrow August 25 is Sir Sean Connery's 82nd birthday!

We all know him as Bond James Bond but he is a versatile actor, producer, and voice artist. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in THE UNTOUCHABLES. If you haven't seen that movie, you owe it to yourself. It is somewhat violent (it's a Brian DePalma movie, d'uh!) but it is incredibly entertaining. You will almost certainly enjoy it.

One of my favorite Sean Connery films is DRAGONHEART, where he "portrays" the dragon, Drago. The computer graphics help tell the story, obviously, but it's Sir Connery's wonderful voice that helps bring the character to life.

This year is the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movies. The first, DR. NO, was released in the United Kingdom in 1962. (It was released in the US in 1963). I'll be writing some more about James Bond in the next few months, but today let's not dwell too much on that government agent guy. Instead, let's celebrate one of the greatest actors of all time.


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