Born in Edinburgh, SEAN CONNERY (Mac)
worked in film and television before landing the role that would
launch his stellar career. Cast as James Bond, Agent 007, in a
relatively small budget British picture called Dr. No,
Connery inaugurated one of the longest-running and most successful
series in film history. He subsequently starred as Bond in From
Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice,
Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again.
Connery's most recent screen role was in Playing By Heart,
with an ensemble cast including Gena Rowlands, Angelina Jolie,
Gillian Anderson and Dennis Quaid. Other recent credits include
the blockbuster hit The Rock, and Dragonheart, in
which he provided the voice and personality for a dragon.
Connery's numerous other film credits include Alfred Hitchcock's
Marnie, as well as Woman of Straw, The Hill, A Fine Madness,
Shalako and The Molly Maguires. He also toplined The
Anderson Tapes, The Red Tent, Murder on the Orient Express, The
Wind and the Lion, The Man Who Would Be King, Robin and Marian,
A Bridge Too Far, Outland and Zardoz.
Among his additional credits are Five Days One Summer, Meteor,
The Name of the Rose, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The
Russia House, The Hunt for Red October, Medicine Man, Rising Sun,
Just Cause and First Knight.
In addition to receiving both the Best Supporting Actor Oscar
and the Golden Globe Award in 1987 for his performance in The
Untouchables, Connery has garnered numerous other accolades.
These include the Legion D'Honneur and Commander Des Arts et des
Lettres (the highest honors given by the French government to
celebrate contribution to the Arts), and the British Academy of
Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Best Actor Award for The Name
of the Rose in 1987.
He was also honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and a
special BAFTA silver mask presented by HRH Princess Anne to a
British actor who has made an outstanding contribution to world
cinema, presented in 1998. In 1995 he was awarded the Cecil B.
DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "outstanding
contribution to the entertainment field." In 1997, Connery
was honored with a Gala Tribute by the Film Society of Lincoln
Center for his lifetime career.
Connery was executive producer on the films Rising Sun and
The Rock, and producer, with Rhonda Tollefson and Lee Rich,
of Fountainbridge Film's Just Cause. For the theater, he
produced Christopher Hampton's English language translation of
Yasima Resa's ART, which has enjoyed long successful runs
in London's West End and on Broadway, where the production won
the prestigious Tony Award. The play recently opened to sold-out
audiences in Los Angeles.
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