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Old 31 October 2020, 16:25   #1
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Sean Connery passed away

He died of natural causes apparently, not corona related. Sorry to bring you the bad news assuming you didn't notice yet.
I didn't like too much the Indiana Jones movies (except third one, and Crystal Skull), but I'd say he was very believable in the role of Professor Henry Jones, not to mention the James Bond movies and other roles.

What more can I say ? Great Scott!
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Old 31 October 2020, 17:20   #2
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You liked Crystal skull and didn't like Riders of the lost ark? Wtf is wrong with you?

Rip Sean. May Your accent and voice echo through the ages
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Old 31 October 2020, 17:21   #3
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Oh my God, that is such sad news.

Connery was a legend; who doesn't love him as Bond.
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Old 31 October 2020, 17:37   #4
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Fck 2020...

Indeed sad news. RIP legend.

Best Bond by far.
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Old 31 October 2020, 19:27   #5
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Sad news. It wasn't unexpected for me though, that man... had to fight hard to get this old. Sad also that the last movie he made was a prime example of terrible movie making.
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Old 01 November 2020, 04:28   #7
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Big bummer, RIP Sean. Great actor, loved the movies I saw him in. There can only be one!
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that man... had to fight hard to get this old.
At ninety, Sir Sean Connery lived to a remarkable age indeed. In Vietnam, it was nineteen, nine nine nine nine nineteen. Oh wait, that must be Paul Hardcastle's famous anthem about average age of soldiers which is rattling around my head .
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Sad also that the last movie he made was a prime example of terrible movie making.
Not every film maker is willing to recruit old and grey actors, even hugely popular ones. I think it has to do with cost of insurance, among other reasons.
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Great actor, loved the movies I saw him in.
Have you seen him in Sword Of the Valiant ~ The Legend Of Sir Gawain & the Green Knight ? The film belongs to the so bad it's good category, yet it's pleasant to see him trying his best to give life to it while wearing that silly greenish armor and headwear.

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I haven’t seen those movies but will check them out now. Thanks for mentioning them.
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Old 01 November 2020, 12:53   #10
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It's a really sad news...
but considering the age he left this world, I think we can assume he had a nice life.

RIP Sir Thomas Sean Connery...
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Old 01 November 2020, 14:00   #11
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My favorite Connery is Hunt for Red October. The opening with him standing on the sail and pan out to the tile screen with a Russian choir is still awesome

Apparently he was a late replacement... so lucky us!
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Sean Connery....the quintessential James Bond! His on-screen presence and off-screen persona will be missed....
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Not every film maker is willing to recruit old and grey actors, even hugely popular ones. I think it has to do with cost of insurance, among other reasons.
No, he retired after the League because it was a complete nightmare to make it.
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Well, I won't argue that League shooting must have been rather hectic, but having to deal with obnoxious producers / fussy directors, isn't that part of a well paid actor's line of duty ? I'd rather pity the sheer number of Harvey Weinstein victims if you ask me (not all of them though, I mean, his weakness towards the fair sex wasn't exactly a secret). Harrison Ford as featured in Blade Runner, late French actor Jean Rochefort in Terry Gilliam's first attempt at shooting The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), I'd say both had a hard time since the respective directors were completely ecstatic about the universe they intended to create or recreate.
The Dude we are talking about, while arguably a teddy bear among his own according to his relatives testimonies (Mrs. Stéphanie Renouvin, his French grand daughter, was interviewed on our channels a couple of days ago), has proven temperamental on a couple of occasions at work. Please check these anecdotes about hiccups that occurred during the shooting of Highlander II ~ The Quickening (1991). Notice the helicopter bit, and the fact that the producers had to have recourse to insurance (insurance companies usually aren't too keen on that, especially when it's for trivial reasons) :

https://www.filmstories.co.uk/featur...-restrictions/

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My favourite Sean Connery film is probably one of his lesser known ones:

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Great acting along with the equally excellent Michael Caine - both in their prime.

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Entarpment (1999) is worth a watch too IMHO.
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He also played in Meteor (1979) if you're into disaster movies.
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He also played in Meteor (1979) if you're into disaster movies.
Oh yes, I remember that flick.

Wasn't Natalie Wood also in that movie ?
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Wasn't Natalie Wood also in that movie ?
If you mean the Oscar nominee actress who couldn't make a choice between drinking and driving, or should I say between drinking and... diving ? yup, that's the one.
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Last night, I watched Never Say Never Again (1983). Certainly, I had watched it many moons ago. The video game in which Bond and the Villain are tasered when they fail to score was familiar, unlike the rest of the film. A bit uneven and strange opening sequences, but still fun (unofficial) Bond feature.
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