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James Bond star Sean Connery dies at 90

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Best James Bond ever. "You Only Live Twice" is my favorite Bond movie.

RIP.

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Not a Bond films lover but he was the best Bond for sure, and a great actor.. Rest In Peace..

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Was Rising Sun a big hit in Japan? That was before my time here.

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**** 2020 !!..

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He was a great role model.

He's a true man.

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My favourite Bond. He was smooth and brutal at the same time. Love “You Only Live Twice” and fell in love with japan after that

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@oldman...

'You only live twice, Mister Bond...Once when you're born, and once when you stare death in the face.'

I may be a bit off on the quote, but I swear it's one of my life's leading credos.

Fist up, Sean!

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A great man indeed. RIP Sir Connery.

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”The name’s Bond. James Bond.” Unforgettable. RIP.

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Pussy Galore: My name is Pussy Galore.

James Bond: I must be dreaming.

Sean Connery gone but never forgotten, such a line, and delivered without a smirk,

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The nation's former First Minister Alex Salmond reacted to his death by describing Connery as "the world's greatest Scot..."

I always thought it was Mel Gibson.

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The Man who would be KING.

gary

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Never been a Bond movie fan, so I'd like to nominate three other movies in which Sean Connery was a star - The Name of the Rose, Highlander, and The Man Who Would Be King.

A great, old-school actor.

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It doesn’t get cooler than Connery. Worth more than the shower of cringeworthy luvvies who degrade British cinema combined.

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Tonight I shall make a Vesper martini in his honor.

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Loved him in Outlander. RIP, Mr. Connery.

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He was marvellous as Indiana Jones' dad, too.

RIP Seán. Cha bhi do leithid ann a-rithist.

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Iconic actor. Some great roles.

Pity about the whole hitting women situation.

He was a great role model.

He's a true man.

Nah, true men don't advocate domestic violence.

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They have been showing all the Bond movies on one of my cable channels for the past few months in honor of him turning ninety. He was the epitome of cool and smooth in all his roles. Hope he meets my mother up there because she was his number one fan. My wife is his number two and she is in shock. RIP.

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Connery had the physique and looks for a "leading man". Lucky chap! He was the best of all the "thugs for hire", a killer "on Her Majesty's Secret Service".

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RIP sir. Thanks for the excellent movies that entertained us.

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@Freddy Freeway,

Rising Sun wasn’t a big hit in Japan since it didn’t portray the Japanese in a positive light it was only released with very little fanfare.

I think the line that Sean Connery had when he said,The Japanese are the king perverts of the world’ didn’t do it any favors over here.

I remember when Connery appeared in Japanese whisky commercials....he certainly wasn’t called them greatest Scot’ at that time at least back home he wasn’t.

RIP.

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He was sharp. Played the business end well. And didn't get caught up in the stupidity.

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I vote Roger Moore.

but it is interesting that only now that he has past away, accusations of sexual harassment are coming to light.

he was a great actor, I will miss his talent.

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The man was a total legend. I too grew up idolising him.

May he Rest In Peace

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Will be sorely missed.

Pity about the whole hitting women situation.

He was married to the same woman for 45 years, so I think she knows more about him than you do from some comment in the news. But, hey, gotta get your shots in during a mourning period, right?

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I always liked the fact that in Highlander, Christophe Lambert played Connor MacLeod, a Scotsman with a French accent, while Sean Connery played Juan Sánchez-Villalobos Ramírez, a Spanish Don with a Scots accent.

And both carried it off, though Connery stole the movie.

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but it is interesting that only now that he has past away, accusations of sexual harassment are coming to light.

Accusations of domestic violence have been around for years. An interview with Playboy in the 60s and the infamous Barbara Walters interview in the late 80s, where he condoned slapping around women.

His ex-wife, Diane Cilento, in her autobiography claimed he was abusive towards her & knocked her unconcious.

Now, I liked his screen presence. And he was memorable in many other roles, besides Bond. But I can't ignore or justify his attitude towards women.

Am just surprised some people aren't aware of this - it's been out there for decades.

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He was married to the same woman for 45 years, so I think she knows more about him than you do from some comment in the news. But, hey, gotta get your shots in during a mourning period, right?

See above. It's more than just a "some comment".

And if not now, when?

Again, great screen presence, iconic, talented and memorable - but certainly not a real man.

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"I don’t think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman- although I don’t recommend doing it in the same way that you’d hit a man. An open-handed slap is justified if all other alternatives fail.” – Sean Connery, Playboy, 1965.

There is no escape from Sean Connery comments and attitude towards women, it dogged him all of his working life. Even in his passing.

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RIP, Mr.Connery. A true legend and a real ladies man. All other Bonds are pale imitations, especially Daniel Craig.

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and the infamous Barbara Walters interview in the late 80s, where he condoned slapping around women

I don't want to condone what he said or his general attitude to women, but he was talking about reacting to provocation. His attitude at that time seemed to be that it's OK to punch a man who is giving you a mouthful of abuse but only to slap a woman.

And although described as a ladies man, he did say once that he was more comfortable socially in the company of men. He seemed more of what was once described as a "man's man".

He seemed a stubborn person (in a good sense) and demanded to be treated fairly. One of his more interesting productions was a documentary about industrial relations in the shipbuilding industry in Glasgow, The Bowler And The Bunnet.

He did not bad for someone who was brought up in Fountainbridge, an area of Edinburgh where most of the stone tenements and the smelly brewery of his day have now gone.

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Watching ‘Dr No’ as I speak,

followed by ‘from Russia with love’

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Zardoz- one the greatest movies ever

The Molly Maguires - great US history piece of this groups story in the coal mines of Pennsylvania, late 1880’s.

Highlander too.

Great life Mr. Connery ! Well done !

invalid CSRF

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The original and greatest Bond. A man's man and loved the hot ladies! Caught the middle of Goldfinger as a little kid and got hooked instantly. Dr. No was my other fav. Enjoy your martinis, not stirred of course, and thanks for the many suave memories.

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Red October remains my favorite. My deepest sympathy .

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I am in no instance belittling Sean Connery achievements or contribution to the film industry.

Neither am I passing judgement.

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In "You Only Live Twice," James Bond tells Miss Moneypenny that he'll have no trouble with Japanese when he gets to Japan, having taken a first (I think it was) in Japanese as a student...I remember being amused when I heard that line dubbed into Japanese...

Good man, Sean Connery. RIP

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Rip. Best movies.

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My favorite is Mark Rutland with Tippi Hedren as Margaret Edgar.

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RIP 007

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My late J-Wife loved Sean and I too. A gentleman and a perfect 007. None have surpassed him in that role.

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I have read a few articles since his passing where he has publicly stated it is okay to hit a woman if she pushes your buttons. Shocking, more shocking, when he stated this aloud to a media outlet that there was not more of an out roar and it was really appears condoned by his many fans.

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I love watching him in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade!

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