Aug. 25th, 1930
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
6' 2 1/2"
Guest TV Roles
Sean Connery found fame and fortune as the suave, sophisticated British agent, James Bond. After six Bond films, Connery yearned to break from the Bond image, and eventually earned an Oscar as veteran Chicago cop, Jimmy Malone, in The Untouchables (1987). A genuine movie star, his co-stars often complement his professionalism. Connery continues to be at his best when he plays no-nonsense characters.
- Started smoking when he was nine years old.
- Had radiation therapy for an undisclosed throat ailment in 1993. In a February 1995 interview with Entertainment Weekly, Connery said the treatment had been to remove benign tumors from his vocal chords after he found himself losing his voice while filming _Rising Sun (1993)_ (qv).
- Formerly worked as a milk delivery man.
- Presented with the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award by his _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)_ (qv) co-star 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv), who told him, "'John Wayne (I)' (qv) gave us the old West. 'James Stewart (I)' (qv) gave us our town. You gave us the world." (8 June 2006)
- Declared in March 2003 that he would not return home until Scotland is an independent country. He believes this can still happen during his lifetime.
- Premiere Magazine ranked him as #36 on a list of the Greatest Movie Stars of All Time in their Stars in Our Constellation feature (2005).
- He was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the European Film Awards in Berlin, presented to him by 'Jean-Jacques Annaud' (qv), who directed Connery in _Der Name der Rose (1986)_ (qv). (3 December 2005)
- Measured at exactly 6' 2.4" back in his body-building days, he is still the tallest actor to have played James Bond to date, 'George Lazenby' (qv) and 'Timothy Dalton' (qv) both being exactly 6' 2".