I knew it was coming but seeing the headline that Sean Connery had passed away still hit me hard. I was only three when he played his first leading movie role in Darby O’Gill and the Little People but I remember seeing it in theatres when I was about eight and I was stricken. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen everything he has starred in, good and bad. I even watched Zardoz on purpose because he starred in it.
As you can imagine, he was THE James Bond as far as I’m concerned. I do like most of the others but Sean will always embody Bond for me. I know the movies are seriously outdated at this point (well, what isn’t these days?) but I will still watch one if I come across it while channel surfing.
In fact, I’ve just gotten a notification that Tarzan’s Greatest Adventure in DVD has arrived for me at my library. I’m not sure if I’ve seen it before, but I’ll be especially watching for Sean Connery playing one of the bad guys. Then hopefully I can find a few more of his supportive roles in the next few weeks.
Any Sean Connery movies you’ve seen? Anybody else who you’ve seen (or read) all their work?