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Biographic - Sunday August 25, 2019 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Biographic - Sunday August 25, 2019 Comic Strip
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The creator of James Bond, author Ian Fleming, was initially concerned that Sean Connery, a factory workers son from the tenement slums of Scotland, was too uncouth to play his sophisticated super spy. Despite those misgivings, the role was awarded to the rough-hewn scot... even though his tattoos had to be hidden with makeup before filming. "Dr. No" was released in 1962, and the rest is movie legend. Connery's rugged good looks and commanding physical presence, combined with a lethal mix of ruthlessness and charm, brought the suave antihero to life. The film inspired a cult of global "Bondmania" that continues to this day... and rocketed Sean Connery to superstardom. Happy 89th birthday to the movie legend born Thomas Sean Connery on August 25, 1930, in Edinburgh, Scotland. "Big Tam" left school at 13 to take a job driving a horse-drawn milk wagon. At 15, he joined the navy but was discharged because of ulcers. He worked menial jobs while pursuing his hobby of bodybuilding. In London for the "Mr. Universe" contest, he auditioned for the chorus in a production of "South Pacific" and he was astonished when he landed the role! He later joined a repertory company and began to work hard to lose his thick scottish brogue and learn his craft. Soon, tv offers were flooding in. He made his movie debut in 1957 in "No Road Back." five years later, he landed the role that would make hi a star that of superssy James Bond in "Dr. No" he went on to play Agent 007 in such classics as "From Russia With Love" "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball." But by the early 1970s, he was eager to leave the role behind him and explore his acting range. Over the next few years, in movies as diverse as "Zardoz" "The Man Who Would Be King" "Robin and Marian" and "The First Great Train Robbery " he chipped away at the Bond persona and revealed himself as an accomplished actor. After his memorable portrayal of veteran in 1989's "The Untouchables" earned him an academy award, Sean went on to star in such box-office smashes as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" "The Hunt For Red October" and "The Rock." Knighted in 2000 and voted "The Greatest Living Scot" movie legend Sir Sean Connery confirmed his retirement from acting in 2006.