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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 10:05am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

On a lighter note, you gotta give him credit:  He made it to 90, and went in his sleep... in the Bahamas.  Good show, Sir Sean!!

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John Byrne

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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 10:09am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I was introduced to him in DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE, tho I did not realize it until years later. I thought my first time was a drive-in double-feature of FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE and GOLDFINGER.

The first non-Bond role in which I saw him is kinda fuzzy. MARNIE?

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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 10:27am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

In a light note also, you would have thought that being immortal in two of his movies might have helped. He never should have crossed the seal.

Well done, Commander. Very nice indeed. You are relieved, 007.
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Eric Ladd
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 10:30am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

The films he was in are all some of my favorites. He was definitely the best Bond in my opinion. He also was superb in Finding Forrester. Gone but not forgotten.
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 10:40am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I was a little obsessed with The Untouchables in my mid teens and marred many a house party with my Connery-as-Malone impression (Datsh the Chicago way and datsh how you get Capone!).

Had a similar obsession with Highlander for a while, and was suitably crestfallen when Highlander II turned out to be un gros morceau de merde.

I think Goldfinger is quite simply the best Bond film, with Connery offering the best Bond performance in that film. Shocking...

And he was a lot of fun as Indy's dad in The Last Crusade, junior.

A real screen legend. Bond will return, but he will never be quite this good.

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Steven Brake
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 11:49am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

@Peter Martin:

I think I'm going to watch - well, rewatch - Goldfinger tonight. While Connery was superb in so many great films, I think Goldfinger is probably his most entertaining and purely enjoyable one.

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Craig Earl
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 1:10pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

There are many fine actors but it takes a little extra to be a genuine Movie Star.

Connery is in that category, along with the likes of Eastwood, Bronson, Newman and McQueen.

90 glorious years - what a life to have lived.
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Tim O Neill
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 1:27pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

A legend whose work will be with us for many years to come.

My favorite of his movies is THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER. I can't see anyone
else in that role.

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Rick Senger
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 3:16pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Charisma to burn but also an underrated actor who chose some interesting non-007 material, as well. Goodbye, Mr. Bond. Godspeed.
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 4:19pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Seemed like every couple of weeks when he crossed my mind I would inevitably think of his passing.

HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, INDY, GOLDFINGER all tops for me, then a few years ago I seen THE HILL and that went into the group!
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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 4:55pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Besides the Bond movies, a few standouts for me are SWORD OF THE VALLIANT (where he played the Green Knight, opposite Miles O'Keeffe as Gawain), THE UNTOUCHABLES (`He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue'), INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, THE ROCK, and HIGHLANDER.

Sadly, THE LAST CRUSADE and RED OCTOBER are the only movies of his I actually saw in theaters.

Edited by Brian Floyd on 31 October 2020 at 4:55pm
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 7:01pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I like to think that just maybe he's actually off saving the world from SPECTRE
in secret, having fooled us all...
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