Sean Connery, Oscar Winner and 'James Bond' Star, Dies At 90
The legendary Scottish actor's career spanned five decades.
Academy Award winner Sean Connery, one of Hollywood's biggest and most enduring stars, has died. He was 90.
The legendary actor's death was confirmed by his family, according to BBC. Connery was the first actor to be cast as James Bond, and played the iconic Agent 007 character for five films beginning with 1962's Dr. No. In 1988, he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. In 1999, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Kennedy Center Honors. In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Connery celebrated his 90th birthday on August 25.
His other notable films include The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt for Red October, The Rock (1996), Entrapment (1999), and Finding Forrester (2000).
Connery's final on-screen appearance came in 2003's The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, directed by Stephen Norrington.
His last credit was the 2012 animated film Sir Billi, where Connery lent his voiceover talent to the title character. He is credited with starring in nearly 70 films during his career, leaving an indelible mark on cinema and pop culture.
The entire team at Kulture Popped would like to send their heartfelt condolences and very wishes to Sir Connery’s family and fans across the world.
- Matt Bishop