Sean Connery (1930)

Sean Connery

1930 On August 25th  Thomas Sean Connery is born in Fountainbridge, Scotland. Sean Connery is one the best english actors, who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award).

1943 At only 13, little Tommy quits school and starts working.

1946 The young man joins the Royal Navy where he spends three years.

1951 Sean starts training as a weightlifter and gets nominated for the Mister Universe contest.

1953 Sean places third on the Mister Universe edition in London. The contest is even more important because Sean is spotted by an agent and asked to take an audition.

1962 After a dozen of small roles in movies and theater, Connery gets to play the legendary James Bond. The series faced a big success from the beginning. After playing in Dr.No the fan base went huge. In the same year the actor marries Diane Cilento, with whom he has a son.

1971 Sean Connery plays his last James Bond role in Diamonds are forever. He starred in the first seven movies of the series. Bond was named the third hero in history of the cinema by the American Film Institute.

1975 The actor marries for the second time, with paintress Micheline Roquebrune.

1986 The movie Name of the Rose is released, Connery receiving good review from the critics.

1987 He wins his first Oscar for best supporting actor, for his part in The Untouchables. The movie tells the story of the gangster Al Capone, played by Robert De Niro.

1989 The movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is released, being directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie brings another famous hero part to Connery. In the same year, at almost 60 years old, the actor is named the sexiest man alive by People magazine.

1999 Sean Connery gets a Kennedy Center award for his whole career, that sums up nearly 100 roles. 

2000 The actor gets knighted by the Queen of England.

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