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Happy 80th birthday to Sean Connery, the real reel Bond
Baltimore Sun ^ | 08.25.10

Posted on 08/25/2010 10:13:04 AM PDT by Perdogg

You can't escape it: as I'm typing this post a newscaster just referred to the murky death of a member of the British Secret Intelligence Service as a "James Bond mystery." On Sean Connery's 80th birthday I want to note the vigorous, inspiring post-Bond career he forged with terrific work for legendary directors like John Huston in "The Man Who Would Be King," Brian De Palma in "The Untouchables," Fred Schepisi in "The Russia House," Philip Kaufman in "Rising Sun" and Steven Spielberg in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade."

(Excerpt) Read more at weblogs.baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond; connery; happybirthday; seanconnery; zardoz
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1 posted on 08/25/2010 10:13:07 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: al baby; Artemis Webb; Extremely Extreme Extremist; lainie; lewisglad; PennsylvaniaMom; ...

2 posted on 08/25/2010 10:14:22 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Perdogg

It all went downhill after Dr. No..the scene when Ursula Andress walks out of the ocean, in the white bikini...nothing ever topped that, IMHO..


3 posted on 08/25/2010 10:14:37 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: ken5050

The best 007 movie;
Thunderball.


4 posted on 08/25/2010 10:16:14 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Perdogg
(sigh) He's still so gorgeous most other actors won't even stand next to him in photos.

Happy Birthday, Agent Dreamboat.

Movie Note: Even though its pretty much unwatchable, in "Zardoz" Connery is practically naked thru the whole movie.

You're welcome.

5 posted on 08/25/2010 10:16:37 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Perdogg
"My name is Pussy Galore".
"I must be dreaming".
6 posted on 08/25/2010 10:17:34 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Perdogg

7 posted on 08/25/2010 10:19:20 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: Perdogg

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/story/blackmans-birthday-tribute-to-connery_1161668


8 posted on 08/25/2010 10:20:11 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: ken5050

Reminds me of the old line about why men age gracefully and women don’t:

When men get older they look like Sean Connery. When women get older they look like...Sean Connery.

:)


9 posted on 08/25/2010 10:20:13 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: TSgt

I can hear Connery say that!


10 posted on 08/25/2010 10:20:53 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: Perdogg

11 posted on 08/25/2010 10:21:18 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: Deb

I actually thought that was a pretty cool movie (Zardoz). At least the concept. And it really does have a nice twist at the end.


12 posted on 08/25/2010 10:21:39 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Perdogg

I don’t remember, was this guy a Muslim as well?
I have a recollection from old stuff I read he liked to beat up women, was that true?

I don’t remember if that is true, is it?


13 posted on 08/25/2010 10:21:49 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Borges; DollyCali

ping


14 posted on 08/25/2010 10:22:13 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Deb

He was also good in “The Untouchables”


15 posted on 08/25/2010 10:22:52 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: TSgt

There can be only one Rhett Butler,
And only one James Bond!
barbra ann


16 posted on 08/25/2010 10:23:33 AM PDT by barb-tex (Nov. 2!(Election Day) Dia de los Muertas. ( Day of the Dead), Them or Us. Nov 5, Guy Falkes Day)
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To: Perdogg

Should have been the new Dumbledore in the Harry Potter movies. Oh well.


17 posted on 08/25/2010 10:24:06 AM PDT by Williams
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To: RobRoy
LOL!

Hey!

18 posted on 08/25/2010 10:24:19 AM PDT by MissTed (My dogs have more integrity then my President)
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To: TSgt

I have the USNA English Dept. T-shirt!


19 posted on 08/25/2010 10:24:45 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: Perdogg

Cute role in Time Bandits as well.


20 posted on 08/25/2010 10:25:23 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Deb

I actually saw Zardoz!


21 posted on 08/25/2010 10:25:33 AM PDT by gattaca (Great things can be accomplished if you don't care who gets the credit. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Perdogg

Connery was the best Bond by far, and a great actor still.

One of my favorites. Now don’t any of my Freeper friends tell me he’s a flaming liberal donkey. I’m trying my best to seperate Hollywood from politics. They just don’t mix.


22 posted on 08/25/2010 10:26:54 AM PDT by Frenchtown Dan
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To: ken5050

Jill St. John walking out in skimpy lingerie? ...


23 posted on 08/25/2010 10:27:02 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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To: Perdogg

The thing I love about Sean Connery is no matter what part he plays, be it a Russian sub captain (Search for Red October) a Muslim Chieftain (The Wind and the Lion) or a Cowboy (Shalako) he always plays the part with a heavy Scottish accent. And pulls it off!!


24 posted on 08/25/2010 10:28:22 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: barb-tex

Connery was great in Hunt for Red October. I can still see him standing in the conning tower as they sailed up Penobscot Bay.


25 posted on 08/25/2010 10:29:36 AM PDT by WellyP
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To: ken5050
Ursula Andress


26 posted on 08/25/2010 10:29:54 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: RobRoy

I have to watch it with the sound off. “The Wizard of Oz”? I forgive anything someone named RobRoy says, but come on! Do you watch it high? It must be all the naked girls. Can’t blame you, it is visually stunning, but the whole anti-gun, anti-violence silliness is sooooo 60s.


27 posted on 08/25/2010 10:31:00 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: WellyP

The Man Who Would Be King is my favorite non-Bond Connery film.


28 posted on 08/25/2010 10:31:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ken5050

He DIED in “The Untouchables”!!! I don’t watch movies where Sean Connery dies.


29 posted on 08/25/2010 10:32:31 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: gattaca

I hope you didn’t pay money.


30 posted on 08/25/2010 10:33:22 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

Let us not forget the wedding dress, too.....:)

31 posted on 08/25/2010 10:33:54 AM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: Perdogg
I liked Hunt For Red October.

A Russian with a Scottish accent. Who else could have pulled that off.

But Entrapment was kinda lame. No fault of Connery's.

32 posted on 08/25/2010 10:35:20 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: A CA Guy

He only beats up women who request it and the line is long. Go away.


33 posted on 08/25/2010 10:35:43 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb
Here you go Deb, just for you.
34 posted on 08/25/2010 10:36:54 AM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: mountn man
A Russian with a Scottish accent.

Ramius was Lithuanian, not Russian.

35 posted on 08/25/2010 10:38:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Old Teufel Hunden; shibumi

Yeah...in Highlander he’s a Scot’s burring Spaniard and Lambert is a wimpy French Scot.

Never made any sense to me.

The Kurgan stole the show, especially the hooker scene.

“Hi! I’m Candy!”

/Kurgan growls

“Of ~course~ you are.”


36 posted on 08/25/2010 10:39:22 AM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: Salamander
OMG! I forgot the wedding get-up! Who would have thoughy a man in a diaper, with a braided ponytail, no six-pack and a healthy covering of light fur could be so breathtaking!!!

KUDOS!

37 posted on 08/25/2010 10:40:00 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Perdogg

Sean Connery made Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade somewhat bearable....


38 posted on 08/25/2010 10:40:10 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Perdogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O88tBPpSW4


39 posted on 08/25/2010 10:43:46 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: commish
This is my all-time favorite thread!!! (sniff) I feel like its my Birthday. You're the best.
40 posted on 08/25/2010 10:45:27 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

I *like* furry men with pony tails wearing breech clouts!

[but maybe that’s just me...I also think codpieces are long overdue for a comeback]

:D


41 posted on 08/25/2010 10:46:26 AM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: MissTed

Like I say to my beautiful 56 year old wife: Except for YOU!


42 posted on 08/25/2010 10:47:22 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Deb

LOL


43 posted on 08/25/2010 10:48:41 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Perdogg

Great on screen but the few people I know who have spent time with him, and the two ghost-writers who walked away from working with him on a bio, all say he is a miserable human being.


44 posted on 08/25/2010 10:50:00 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Perdogg
NONE, NONE NONE have ever touched Sean as being the best Bond. He was James Bond the others were impostors.
45 posted on 08/25/2010 10:51:30 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Deb
Oh, and men in skirts.

[that sure looks like a nice, warm sporran]

46 posted on 08/25/2010 10:51:48 AM PDT by Salamander (And I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy in a straight white vest.)
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To: RobRoy

Connery did Zardoz for peanuts because he couldn’t get work after 007. The production budget for the film was only $1 million.


47 posted on 08/25/2010 10:53:06 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: Deb

Agent Dreamboat.

I like that - yes, the dreamist ever! And, the only true Bond! Happy Birthday, Sean wherever you are.


48 posted on 08/25/2010 10:53:47 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: RobRoy

When men get older they look like Sean Connery. When women get older they look like...Sean Connery.

Very funny but, unfortunately, very true most of the time.


49 posted on 08/25/2010 10:55:50 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Bitsy

...and when they are new borns they look like an elderly Winston Churchill.


50 posted on 08/25/2010 10:59:15 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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