Sean Connery has passed away, at the age of 90 3 weeks ago

Sean Connery has passed away, at the age of 90

"Bond... James Bond."

Sean Connery, the actor that first brought James Bond to movie screens, has passed away at the age of 90.

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News about the death of the Scottish actor, who also starred in such moves as The Untouchables, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, The Hunt for Red October and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, was confirmed by his family in a short statement.

Connery starred as Michael McBride in Darby O'Gill and the Little People in 1957, but he shot to worldwide fame, five years later, when he took on the role of British secret service agent James Bond in Dr. No.

He went on to play Bond in six further movies as well as appearing in the Alfred Hitchcock thriller Marnie and The Longest day during an impressive nine year stretch.

The mid to late 1970s saw him appear in movies such as The Man Who Would Be King, Robin and Marian, and A Bridge Too Far. The 1980s saw him reprise his role, as Bond, in Never Say Never Again.

He won an Oscar in 1998 for his role as Irish cop Jim Malone in The Untouchables. During his illustrious career, he also won three Golden Globes and two Bafta awards.

That Oscar win kicked off a resurgence in the late 1980s and early 1990s as he appeared in films such as Robin Hood, Rising Sun, The Russia House, Indiana Jones and The Rock. Finding Forrester, in 2000, was one of his last big movie roles. That was also the same year that he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Connery's final appearance on the silver screen was back in 2012.

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