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Sean Connery receives lifetime achievement award - American Film Institute
AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/06 | AP

Posted on 06/09/2006 11:46:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Hollywood's elite gathered Thursday night to pay tribute to Sean Connery, who received The American Film Institute's annual lifetime achievement award.

Directors Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and actors Harrison Ford, Andy Garcia and Mike Myers were among the stars who cheered on the legendary actor at the ceremony held at the Kodak Theatre.

Myers wore a tuxedo jacket and a kilt to honor the Scottish actor.

"Men want to be him, women want him, and in my case I both want to be him and want him," Myers joked.

"He's extremely professional, very talented and has an amazingly strong presence on the screen," Lucas said from the red carpet.

Connery thanked the audience for "one hell of an evening."

"I got my big break when I was five years old, and it's taken more than 70 years to realize it," he said. "At five I learned to read, and I would not be standing here without the books, plays and scripts."

Connery was launched to stardom in the 1960s and 1970s, playing agent 007, or "Bond, James Bond," as he introduced himself to foes.

He also starred in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "The Hunt for Red October," and "The Untouchables," which earned him an Oscar for best supporting actor.

He is the 34th recipient of the award, the Institute's highest honor for a career in film.

Past recipients include Orson Welles, Bette Davis, Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Taylor, Jack Nicholson, Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, Robert DeNiro, Meryl Streep and George Lucas.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: achievement; award; film; lifetime; receives; seanconnery

1 posted on 06/09/2006 11:46:42 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The only James Bond that matters.


2 posted on 06/09/2006 11:47:35 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: NormsRevenge

"I've got your number, Trebek!"


3 posted on 06/09/2006 11:47:50 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Now that Zarqawi is dead, who will the Democrats nominate in 2008?)
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To: NormsRevenge

"Trebek!"


4 posted on 06/09/2006 11:48:17 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Left's reaction to "GODLESS": "They haven't hated a book this much since the Bible." (pissant))
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To: Question Liberal Authority

GMTA


5 posted on 06/09/2006 11:48:55 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Left's reaction to "GODLESS": "They haven't hated a book this much since the Bible." (pissant))
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes, he's a great actor, but not a great person. I never will forget back in the '70's during a tv interview that he didn't see anything wrong with hitting a woman.


6 posted on 06/09/2006 11:49:37 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I'll take The Rapists for 600, Trebek!"

"That's 'Therapists' Mr. Connery."

7 posted on 06/09/2006 11:50:36 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: NormsRevenge
He workled with Hitchcock.


8 posted on 06/09/2006 11:52:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: NormsRevenge

His work on Jeapordy was unforgettable.

9 posted on 06/09/2006 11:55:35 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

Yeah, he's really proud of that episode. lol


10 posted on 06/09/2006 11:56:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: Question Liberal Authority

11 posted on 06/09/2006 11:56:20 AM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Left's reaction to "GODLESS": "They haven't hated a book this much since the Bible." (pissant))
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To: NormsRevenge
He sure showed Trebek a thing or two.


12 posted on 06/09/2006 12:00:31 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy

You're the man now dog!


13 posted on 06/09/2006 12:04:13 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: NormsRevenge
Best. Bond. Ever.

I loved him in "The Hunt for Red October." One of my favorite movies. Yes, even Alec Baldwin was good in it.


14 posted on 06/09/2006 12:10:03 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: NormsRevenge

Other than Bond, I think's Sean's best were THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING and THE WIND AND THE LION.


15 posted on 06/09/2006 12:12:36 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: MotleyGirl70

It was shocking to see how high a Scot had managed to rise in the hierarchy of the Soviet Navy.


16 posted on 06/09/2006 12:13:15 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
Lol!

"I'll 'Swords' for $500, Trebek!"

"That's 'S' Words."

17 posted on 06/09/2006 12:13:25 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: wideawake
It was shocking to see how high a Scot had managed to rise in the hierarchy of the Soviet Navy.

Yadda, yadda, yadda...it was a good movie and you know it.

18 posted on 06/09/2006 12:14:46 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: Rummyfan

Yup, both good roles and movies.

He was quite the hunk in his early days, the athletic type.

A good all around actor.


19 posted on 06/09/2006 12:15:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: wideawake

Yeah, and his exec was a Kiwi (Sam Neill)!


20 posted on 06/09/2006 12:16:12 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: MotleyGirl70

It was a great movie.


21 posted on 06/09/2006 12:17:39 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn't he win a Mr Universe contest before going inot acting?


22 posted on 06/09/2006 12:17:50 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: NormsRevenge

Didn't he win a Mr Universe contest before going into acting?


23 posted on 06/09/2006 12:18:07 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

I loved both those movies!


24 posted on 06/09/2006 12:18:45 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: MotleyGirl70

"One ping, please".


25 posted on 06/09/2006 12:19:54 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
He was very Connery-ish in both of them!
26 posted on 06/09/2006 12:20:02 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: dfwgator

My husband totally agrees...he will watch only the James Bond movies with Sean Connery...Me, I prefer Sean Connery, after he left the James Bond roles, and started doing other roles...I will agree with the others, I just loved him in The Hunt for Red October...he was just great...


27 posted on 06/09/2006 12:21:57 PM PDT by andysandmikesmom
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To: dfwgator
The only James Bond that matters.

*************

Absolutely.

28 posted on 06/09/2006 12:23:45 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Rummyfan
He was 3rd in 1050.

http://www.seanconnery.com/biography/

At sixteen, he enlisted in the Royal Navy. Like many young men in the Navy, he opted for a tattoo. However, unlike many tattoos, his were not frivolous - his tattoos reflect two of his lifelong commitments: his family and Scotland. After six decades, his tattoos still reflect those two ideas: One tattoo is a tribute to his parents and reads "Mum and Dad," and the other is self explanatory, "Scotland Forever."

After three years of Naval service, a long bout with a stomach ulcer shortened his "naval career". He returned to Edinburgh and seemed to settle into a life of hard work: bricklayer, lifeguard, and coffin polisher. Sean spent much of his free time bodybuilding, a pastime that eventually started his acting career. His hobby of bodybuilding culminated in a bid for the 1950 Mr. Universe title where he placed third.

29 posted on 06/09/2006 12:25:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: Rummyfan

Shoot...I even like Zardoz...diehard Connery fan...but then I was born on his birthday. He made a great Green Knight in Sword of the Valiant, even if the rest of the movie wasn't all that hot.


30 posted on 06/09/2006 12:26:27 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: NormsRevenge

He has got the sexiest voice. :) I cried when he died in The Untouchables.


31 posted on 06/09/2006 12:26:32 PM PDT by IamHD
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Oops..

He was 3rd in 1950, not 1050. :)


32 posted on 06/09/2006 12:29:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - "The Road to Peace in the Middle East runs thru Damascus.")
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To: NCC-1701

One Ping Vasilly

We must give this American a wide berth.


33 posted on 06/09/2006 12:40:55 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: IamHD

Just like a wop to bring a knife to a gunfight.


34 posted on 06/09/2006 12:41:51 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Master of Sinanju (Emeritus))
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To: Kenny Bunkport
"I'll take Penis Mightiers for 800."
"No, no that is the pen is mightier."
"Gussy it up however you like Trebek. The question is does it work?"
35 posted on 06/09/2006 12:48:10 PM PDT by Mr. Blonde (You know, Happy Time Harry, just being around you kinda makes me want to die.)
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To: Armedanddangerous

:) I've seen that movie so many times. I can watch it over and over again. My husband hates it. LOL


36 posted on 06/09/2006 12:51:01 PM PDT by IamHD
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To: Mr. Blonde

It's hysterical that here's an actor with a distinguished career, and the mention of his name only brings references to a SNL skit.


37 posted on 06/09/2006 1:04:47 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Left's reaction to "GODLESS": "They haven't hated a book this much since the Bible." (pissant))
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

"League of Forgettable Gentlemen" wasn't extraordinary.


38 posted on 06/09/2006 1:07:37 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport (Left's reaction to "GODLESS": "They haven't hated a book this much since the Bible." (pissant))
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To: Armedanddangerous

Something in here don't take kindly to bullets.

Yeah, like me!


39 posted on 06/09/2006 1:45:09 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: NCC-1701

Oops.

Something = Somethings.


40 posted on 06/09/2006 1:46:00 PM PDT by NCC-1701 (RADICAL ISLAM IS A CULT. IT MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH.)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
I even like Zardoz

So you're the one! :)
41 posted on 06/09/2006 1:47:50 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: NormsRevenge

He's on my list! ;)


42 posted on 06/09/2006 1:49:18 PM PDT by rintense
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To: Kenny Bunkport

Nope. But it was fun...Particularly if you had read all the works the characters were drawn from. Very much like a comic book....


43 posted on 06/09/2006 2:28:41 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

I even have a copy of it! Saw it at the theater, read the novel. Strange but interesting...

Post-destruction of society stories (from whatever cause - nuclear, pandemic, whatever) is one of my favorite genres.


44 posted on 06/09/2006 2:31:16 PM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With God Micah 6:8)
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To: mtbopfuyn

oh no....my view of him is now shattered...say it isn't so


45 posted on 06/09/2006 3:38:19 PM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: najida

Just helping out your collection. ;o)


46 posted on 06/09/2006 4:16:26 PM PDT by Millee (Tancredo 08!)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum
Post-destruction of society stories (from whatever cause - nuclear, pandemic, whatever) is one of my favorite genres.

One of my faves of the genre:

47 posted on 06/09/2006 4:20:40 PM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: NormsRevenge

"Lifetime Achievement Award" - Hollywood's way of saying "nice knowin' ya".


48 posted on 06/09/2006 4:26:45 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: NormsRevenge

There is only one James Bond...


49 posted on 06/09/2006 6:05:01 PM PDT by Fintan (One day we'll look back on this and plow into a parked car.)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

DAMNATION ALLEY... good book but a terrible movie. Jan Michael Vincent as Hell Tanner? Gimme a break.


50 posted on 06/10/2006 5:34:33 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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