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Sean Connery, Scottish actor best known for playing James Bond, Die Oct. 31. He was 90-years-old. Connery appeared in Seven Bond films from 1962 to 1983, tying Roger Moore for most appearances as the renowned Secret Agent. After his days as Bond, Connery continued to act for decades, appearing in movies like Indiana Jones and Last Crusade, Hunt For Red October, and Untouchables, for which he won an Academy Award. Conventional wisdom holds Connery was certainly one of the bestif, not the bestto ever play Bond. His run of 1960s films, like Dr. No and Goldfinger, helped popularize the character, turning it into the world-famous name we know today. Six actors have now played Bond in 24 Movies and all actors to play Bond since have been measured against Connerys iconic portrayal. But what do numbers say? Is Connery Still the Best Bond based on data? In word: yes. Connerys Bond films average 71. 6 on Metacriticby far, Best Of Bond actors. He played Bond in the top two highest rat films, and four of the top six. His worst rat film, Diamonds Are Forever, is still considered a decent Bond film. Meanwhile, Connery ranks second behind Craig in average global box office, after adjusting to 2020 dollars. Craig's movies average 924. 9 million, while Connery's average 776. 1 million. Roger Moore came in third at 601. 8 million. Craigs Movies have Connery in part to thank for the popularity of character. When Connery debuted as Bond in Dr. No in 1962, Bond wasnt close to household name hed become after Connery left the Franchise: Connery appeared in three of five Bond films that grossed more than 800 million, adjusting for inflation. Craig might have a narrow box-office edge, but given the advantages his movies had over Connerys, latters performance might actually be the most impressive. Give that he was also the clear winner in terms of critical acclaim, were inclined to anoint Sean Connery as the greatest James Bond Of All Time. In this case, conventional wisdom is indeed wise.

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1. Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton, 1964)

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In-Film LocationsShooting Locations
Miami, Florida London, England Geneva , Switzerland Fort Knox , Kentucky Baltimore, Maryland Washington, DCPinewood Studios Switzerland Pilatus Aircraft Factory, Stans and Furka pass (compare the pictures on ) Miami, Florida Louisville, Kentucky Stoke Poges Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, England Fort Knox , Kentucky - exteriors only

Goldfinger, British spy film, released in 1964, that made James Bond an International icon of action cinema. Like the rest of the Bond Film franchise, it is based on the works of author Ian Fleming. Bond is assigned to track the activities of millionaire Auric Goldfinger, who is using his legitimate interests in smelting to illegally transport gold internationally. Bond traces an industrialist to his Swiss smelting plant, where he discovers that Goldfinger has been melting gold and having it place as parts of decor of vintage automobile, which serve as his method of smuggling. Bond also finds him in collusion with Chinese agents on a major Secret plan referred to as Operation Grand Slam. Bond ends up being captured by Goldfinger and threatened with dissection by a laser beam. He bluffed that he knew the meaning of Operation Grand Slam, and Goldfinger spar his Life. As he is being transported to Goldfingers Kentucky stud farm, Bond meets Pussy Galore, who oversees female stunt pilots in millionaires employ. While imprisoned at farm, Bond breaks out of his cell and overhears Goldfinger briefing a group of Mafia leaders about the true meaning of Operation Grand Slam: he intends to have Galores pilots spray lethal nerve gas over Fort Knox and then irradiate the complex with an atomic bomb supplied by China The amount of gold on the world market will be reduce, and goldfingers personal stockpiles will thus skyrocket in value. After briefing, Goldfinger tests gas by assassinating mob bosses. The Bond is recapture and later awakens at Fort Knox, clad in a gas mask as nerve gas seemingly kills off US Army troops in surrounding areas. Before Goldfinger can escape, however, US troops attack, having been only faking incapacitation. As battle rages, Bond frees himself and manages to electrocute Goldfingers henchman Oddjob after a vicious hand-to-hand battle. A bomb is stopped seconds before detonation. In the aftermath, Bond learns that Galore, whom he had previously seduce, had notified Washington about the Goldfingers plot and then substituted harmless substance in nerve-gas canisters. Aboard plane en route to the White House to be honoured by the President, Bond is startled to find that Goldfinger has hijacked the plane and is taking it to Cuba with Galore aboard as captive. Bond distracts Goldfinger, and the two men engage in a brief struggle. Pistol shot shattered window and decompressed cabin, sucking Goldfinger out of the plane to his death. Bond and Galore barely survive by parachuting to safety. Goldfinger boasts two of the most memorable villains in movie history, with Frobe as jovial but evil Goldfinger and Sakata as his mute manservant Oddjob, who has a penchant for using a lethal bowler hat to decapitate his targets. German actor Frobe learnt to mouth his lines phonetically, and he was dubbed in the final cut by British actor Michael Collins.


Production Crew

Hamilton remark, before Goldfinger, gadgets were not really part of Bond's world. Production designer Ken Adam chose the DB5 because it was the latest version of Aston Martin, which he considered England's most sophisticated car. The company was initially reluctant, but were finally convinced to product placement deal. In script, car was only armed with a smoke screen, but every crew member began suggesting gadgets to install on it: Hamilton conceived revolving license plate because he had been getting lots of parking tickets, while his stepson suggested ejector seat. Gadget near lights that would drop sharp nails was replaced with an oil dispenser because producers think original could be easily copied by viewers-although this basic idea eventually got used in Bond's BMW 750iL in Tomorrow Never die. Adam and engineer John Stears overhauled the prototype of the Aston Martin DB5 coupe, installing these and other features into the car over six weeks. The scene where DB5 crashes was filmed twice, with the second take being used in the film. The first take, in which a car drives through a fake wall, can be seen in a trailer. Two of gadgets were not installed in car: wheel-destroying spikes, inspired by Ben-Hur < / nowiki >'s scythed chariots, were entirely made in the studio; and ejector seats use seat thrown by compressed air, with dummy sitting atop it. Another car without gadgets was create, which was eventually furnished for publicity purposes. It was used for Thunderball. Lasers did not exist in 1959 when the book was write, nor were high-power industrial lasers at the time films were make, making them novelty. In the novel, Goldfinger use a circular saw to try to kill Bond, but filmmakers change it to a laser to make the film feel more fresh. Hamilton immediately thinks of giving the laser place in the film's story as Goldfinger's weapon of choice. Ken Adam was advised on the laser's design by two Harvard scientists who helped design the water reactor in Dr No. The Laser beam itself was an optical effect added in post-production. For close-ups where flame cut through metal, technician Bert Luxford het metal with a blowtorch From underneath the table, Bond was strapped to. The opening credit sequence was designed by graphic artist Robert Brownjohn, featuring clips of all James Bond films thus far projected on Margaret Nolan's body. Its design was inspired by seeing light projected on people's bodies as they get up and leave the cinema. Visually, film uses many golden motifs to parallel gold's symbolic treatment in the novel. All of Goldfinger's female henchwomen in the film except his private jet's co-pilot and stewardess are Red-blonde, or blonde, including Pussy Galore and her Flying Circus crew. Goldfinger has yellow-paint Rolls-Royce, and also sports yellow or golden items or clothing in every film scene, including a golden pistol, when disguise as colonel.

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4. Thunderball (Terence Young, 1965)

Locations

In-Film LocationsShooting Locations
Miami, Florida London, England Geneva , Switzerland Fort Knox , Kentucky Baltimore, Maryland Washington, DCPinewood Studios Switzerland Pilatus Aircraft Factory, Stans and Furka pass (compare the pictures on ) Miami, Florida Louisville, Kentucky Stoke Poges Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, England Fort Knox , Kentucky - exteriors only

Thunderball, British Spy film, released in 1965, is the fourth James Bond movie and one of the highest-grossing installments in the series. Crime organization SPECTRE hijacks two atomic bombs from a NATO training flight and threatens to destroy major cities unless its exorbitant financial demands are meet. British agent Bond is assigned to Bahamas to investigate clues that point to an area as a possible hiding place for bombs. Once there, he meets Emilio Largo, rich aristocrat who is, in reality, second in command of SPECTRE. When Bond reveals to Largos ' mistress, Domino, that Largo had her brother, NATO pilot, kill, she agrees to help him locate bombs. Although Bond does find weapons, he cannot prevent Largo and his army of scuba divers from setting off for Miami Beach, intending the target of their terrorist plot. Bond manages to alert US intelligence forces. Aquaparatroops parachutes into the ocean off the coast of Miami, and he joins in a spectacular battle that sees Largo forces defeat. However, Largo escapes to his hydrofoil yacht, which holds one of the bombs. Bond climbs onto speeding vessel and learns that Domino and scientists on board have dismantled bomb arming device. Bond engage Largo in a fistfight before Largo is shot dead with a harpoon gun wielded by Domino. Thunderball, which is the ninth Bond book by Ian Fleming, was supposed to be the first film in the series. However, legal battles over story rights led producers to choose Dr. No for Bonds ' big-screen debut. 1983 remake title Never Say Never Again, also starring Connery, was made outside EON Productions control.

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Table

In-Film LocationsShooting Locations
Paris London Shrublands Health Retreat The Bahamas (Paradise Island) Florida coast off MiamiPinewood Studios London Silverstone racing circuit Used for the chase involving Count Lippe, Fiona Volpe, and James Bond's Aston Martin DB5. Chateau dAnet, outside of Paris, France Nassau, The Bahamas
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Bonus: 'Unofficial' James Bond movies

Locations

In-Film LocationsShooting Locations
Miami, Florida London, England Geneva , Switzerland Fort Knox , Kentucky Baltimore, Maryland Washington, DCPinewood Studios Switzerland Pilatus Aircraft Factory, Stans and Furka pass (compare the pictures on ) Miami, Florida Louisville, Kentucky Stoke Poges Golf Club, Buckinghamshire, England Fort Knox , Kentucky - exteriors only

In You Only Live Twice, James Bond works with the Japanese Secret Service to prevent war between Russia and the United States. Many of Bond films suffer from repetitive formula, yet You Only Live Twice does so especially. It is my least favorite Connery Bond film because none of it is very memorable-it is very difficult to separate it from other entries. The inclusion of Asian Face is, though too ridiculous to be offensive, uncomfortable to WATCH in hindsight. Still, You Only Live Twice contains my favorite James Bond theme song, which was excellently used in Mad Men. It is also worth noting that it was written by none other than Roald Dahl, which is an odd piece of trivia. Related article: Finding New James Bond? No Time To Die Will Be Daniel Craigs Final 007 related article: VIDEO: Every James Bond Kiss From 1962 To 2020 | All Bond Girls List | Sean Connery To Daniel Craig

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If you want to see where the James Bond franchise got its formula, look no further than Goldfinger. The third movie is where the series settles on its consistent elements, and it is just tremendously entertaining. Bond investigates Auric Goldfinger and his plan to steal all the gold from Fort Knox. From the pre-title action sequence with one-liners, to gadget-laden Aston Martin car chase, to outrageous henchman Oddjob and his razor blade hat weapon, to torture devices, to the double-entendre name of Pussy Galore, Goldfinger is what jam Bond is all about.


Maybe Sean Connery should have said never

Connery quit role of James Bond after only five films. After You Only Live Twice, EON hired George Lazenby for on Her Majestys Secret Service, excellent film that has earned its praise over time. However, it wasnt hit and Lazenby quit, so they made Connery a big offer to come back for one more. It is a shame that Diamonds Are Forever doesnt really follow through on the tragic ending of Lazenby film. It is one of the earliest films in the series, with symptoms of convoluted villain schemes and thin plots to string together action set pieces. However, it is fun to see Bond in 1971 Las Vegas and there are some memorable supporting characters.

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Personal life

Connery then played cat burglar in the love story / thriller Entrapment, which he also produce. The Project co-star young actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, and controversy was generated by 40-year age difference between the stars. In 2000, Connery had a starring role in the drama Finding Forrester, followed by 2003's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, comic book adaptation in which he depicted fictional explorer Allan Quatermain. Connery was called rogue with brogue, and in 1989, at almost 60 years of age, he was Name People magazine's sexiest Man Alive. But while his professional work was applaud, his personal choices were often under fire. I'm not shy about voicing what I believe to be true, he Say in 1998, after being denied British knighthood due to his active support for the Scottish National Party. In 1999, Connery received the Kennedy Center Honor for Lifetime Achievement, and in 2006 received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, Connery released the book Being Scot, work which was billed as an exploration of the actor's native country and its ideologies, more so than traditional autobiography. Around this time, Connery revealed that he had fielded an offer to appear in that year's Indiana Jones and Kingdom of Crystal Skull, though he decided it wasn't worth following through with a minor role. Connery publicly retired from acting, though he has lent his voice to animating Film Sir Billi. In 2015, Connery's wife Micheline was charged with tax fraud in relation to the sale of the couple's large Marbella estate in 1998. The couple subsequently relocated to Bahamas and has become involved in environmental protection efforts there.


"Bond, James Bond"

Connery was still doing B movies when he was asked to interview for Dr. No, first jam Bond film. Producer Harry Saltzman felt that he had the masculinity part required because he punctuated his words with physical movement. Connery was signed without a screen test. Dr. No was an instant success, propelling little-know Connery into fame virtually overnight. Serious-mind and very private Connery does not like this sudden attention. In 1962, Connery married the actress Diane Cilento. The couple divorced in 1974 and their only son, Jason, is now a movie actor. Connery married Micheline Roquebrune in 1975. Between 1962 and 1967, Connery made five James Bond movies. He become tired of the constant publicity and invasion of privacy that comes with being a movie star. He also argued with Albert Broccoli, producer of the Bond movies. Connery wants to slow the pace of the series and complete feature every eighteen months instead of each year. But the nation was Bond-crazy and films were gold mine. Connery agreed to star in Diamonds Are Forever in 1971, demanding a salary of 1. 25 million, plus percentage. At that time, it was an unprecedented sum of money for such a role. After completing the film, Connery says never again to Bond roles and donated all of his salary to the Scottish International Education Trust, organization he had founded to assist young Scots in obtaining education.


Sean Connery Biography

Thomas Sean Connery, born on August 25 1930, begins his life in the humblest of surroundings. He was the eldest of two sons born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Joseph and Euphamia Connery. His family was so poor that young Thomas had to sleep in the bottom drawer of his parents' dresser. He started working to help support the family at age nine, delivering milk and assisting as a butcher. He leave school at age thirteen. Connery joined the British Royal Navy in 1946, but received medical discharge three years later. In 1953, Connery won third place in the Mr. Universe competition. He also heard about auditions for the musical South Pacific. He decided he wanted to try out, take a course in dancing and singing, and was cast for a role in chorus.

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Trivia

Next time youre at a coffee party, wow your friends with your In-depth knowledge of James Bond's Trivia. Within the pages below are thousands of facts, knowledge, and urban legends ranging from commonly known facts to incredibly obscure points of Trivia. Here are a few to get you start. Dr. No was a monkey in early drafts of the script. George Lazenby was originally offered a seven picture contract but refuse. Casino Royale was the first James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming. Both Sean Connery and Roger Moore starred in Bond movies in 1983. Though this is the most extensive list of tidbits online, there is always room for more. If you come up with one that is not listed here, please e-mail Universal Exports.

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The Sean Connery Era

Sean Connery will no longer utter the phrase, Bond, jam Bond. The legendary Scottish Actor, best known for originating role of 007, has passed away in his Bahamas home at age 90. EON Productions, production company behind bringing Ian Flemings ' iconic character to screen, shares news on their company website. In their statement, Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli share in part, he revolutionise world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic Secret Agent. He is undoubtedly largely responsible for the success of the film series and we shall be forever grateful to him. Connery appeared in a total of seven Bond films: Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again. The latter was one of only two Bond films made outside of EON Productions umbrella. His performances were interrupted by George Lazenbys outing in on Her Majestys Secret Service and David Niven in Casino Royale before Roger Moore took over the role in 1973. When Connery reprised character in 1983, story focuses on aging Bond. Current Agent 007, Daniel Craig, provided a statement shared with James Bond's Twitter account. Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defines Era and style, he Say in a statement. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.S

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The George Lazenby Era

On Oct. 31, first and most iconic James Bond, Sean Connery, died at the age of 90. Connery rose to fame as the first actor to play Spy in a movie series, ending up with six Bond films to his name. To honor his legacy, here are the best Bond films starring Connery rank from worst to best: era of Connery as Bond came to an end with his final Film of the series, Diamonds Are Forever, turning it over to the next Bond, Roger Moore. This film was a classic concept and a great way for an iconic actor to make his last mark on screen as the character he was best known for. Everything about the film makes for a perfect Spy movie: diamond smuggling ring, Las Vegas and possible end of world. This movie is fantastic and putting it in last place is both bittersweet and difficult to do. Although it's great film, it has some flaws, and of the six Connery films, it was not my favorite. The concept is spot on and the movie is chock-full of action and intrigue, but there is a lack of detail and a few plot holes that make the film fall into last place. Because Connery was taking a short break, there was a film between You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever. This causes some issues with storyline and makes films a bit unclear. The film seems rushed and it overlooks many important parts that would have made the transition from Connery to George Lazenby and back to Connery more smooth and cohesive. One of Connerys later work, You Only Live Twice, is the story of Bond's mission to save the world from the brink of nuclear destruction during the time of the Cold War. This film is full of twists and turns and more action than normal even for a Bond Film. Spoiler alert: Bond has to fake his death, while dead Bond has to go investigate this dangerous conspiracy. The idea of Bond faking his death was a nice touch, but it's overplayed and that's what pushes this film toward the bottom of my list. Aside from that, film, as all Bond films are, was great and I would watch it again. In this movie, Bond is sent on a mission to evil Largos underwater lair in the Bahamas. Throughout the film, Bond has to fight off deadly enemies, some sharks as well, to stop the impending worldwide nuclear disaster that Largo has plan. This film is great, creative, full of action and adventure as every Bond Film is, but the thing that pushes it into fourth place instead of in my top three is the fighting-sharks-and-underwater-lair concept. Yes, most of the action in Bond films are unrealistic with things that don't happen on a daily basis, but fighting sharks with your bare hands and having underwater lair is stretching reality just a little bit.

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