Sir Sean will rightly be remembered for his distinctive Scottish burr, his indelible stamp on many, many iconic roles, and for being a seemingly effortless symbol of male sexuality and masculinity.
But it's for the clip below, in which he delivers what is arguably the greatest line of dialogue in all of cinematic history, that I like to remember him:
I think that would be wonderful! I wonder if a co-tribute to Roger could be on there too, if one isn’t already on there.This is really sad news. However, he lived a long time and left a legacy of films that have endured and will continue to endure for generations to come.
I wondered, though, whether they might add a dedication card to the end of No Time to Die. A small silver lining of its delayed release would be the ability to do this.
They might not want to overshadow Craig's exit from the role, but I don't think they would need to, if it is done carefully and tastefully.
Although he didn't have anything to do with No Time to Die in particular, he is obviously associated very much with the franchise at large, so I feel like this would be a nice thing to do.
It was an extremely poor imitation of this opening (OK, it was just the "Bond, James Bond" bit, along with a little Miss Moneypenny aside!) that I greeted my wife with this morning before gently breaking the sad news to her. She absolutely loved Sean Connery and his passing caused her to shed a few tears and I too, got rather misty.No one was better. We just finished showing the kids the Connery Bond movies, and they're so, so good. We've also shown them the Moore films, and those are good too, but no one inhabited the role like Connery.
He was more than that though. He was outstanding in The Untouchables - really made that film what it is. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt For Red October, The Rock, and even some of his lesser known films like Medicine Man always had him bringing you into the movie.
There really wasn't anyone else like him. He was the kind of actor that comes around once in a generation, or less.
This remains the greatest introduction to a character that I have ever seen: