Sean Connery gets life achievement award

84622__connery_lConnery. Sean Connery.

That’s who’ll be getting a life achievement award from the American Film Institute on June 8 in Los Angeles. And while the Scottish actor will always be best-known for playing James Bond in six films from 1962 to 1971, he’s pretty riveting in 1987’s The Untouchables, too. (Add it to your Netflix list, if you don’t believe me.) Still, for me, I’m grateful to Mr. Connery for inspiring moments of pure hilarity on SNL‘s ”Celebrity Jeopardy.” I’ll take ”Where are you?” for $100, please.


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  • Tim

    You have to check out The Man Who Would Be King. Great movie!

  • brandon

    From Russia with Love best connery, best bond.

  • EP Sato

    to me, Connery will always be Bond,James Bond. My three fave moments?
    1) He walks in on a woman while she’s in the bath. “Will you give me something appropriate to wear” she asks. His reply? he tosses her a pair of sandals.
    2) “Dink, this is Felix Lighter. Felix, this is dink” “now say goodbye Dink”. Dink replies ‘huh?”, Connery says “Man talk” then slaps her behind to send her off.
    3)”Oh Mr. Bond. I got you all wet.” “yes, but my Martini is still dry”

  • Christopher

    Probably the wink he gives as the fireman at the end of Time Bandits. That was glorious.

  • SeangSTM

    Connery in his last appearance as 007 (screw that crap pile Never Say Never Again) in Diamonds Are Forever.
    Woman reclining in a bikini – “Who are you?”
    Connery – “My name is Bond, James Bond.”
    Woman – “Is there something I can do for you?”
    Connery – “As a matter of fact, there is…there’s something I’d like you to get off your chest.”
    He rips off her bikini top and begins choking her with it to get information.

  • maria

    I love his cheesy cameo in Robin Hood: Prince of Theives, as King Richard.

  • maria

    Oh, and Darby O’Gill and the Little People.
    “Oh she’s my dear my darling one! Her eyes so sparkling, full of fun. No other no other, could match the likes of her!”
    LOVE IT!!

  • Chris

    I think it’s awesome that he’s in Darby O’Gill and the Little People. He had eyebrows in that that would make Eugene Levy weep! Plus he sings! Okay, okay, so he didn’t really have all that much to do in the film (he’s neither Darby or a “little person”), but I’m sure the ladies didn’t mind. As for the fellas, Connery and leprechauns: What could you ask for?

  • Tim

    I have to agree with you, Brandon: it doesn’t get any better than From Russia with Love. One of the best Bond lines is in the move, when Tanya asks JB if he’ll make love to her all the time in England. His answer: day and night.
    (I hate putting this in writing but Roger Moore does have the best JB one-liner, from the Spy Who Loved Me. The opening sequence, where he’s leaving the cabin and the girl tells him she needs him, and replies, so does England.)

  • nathan

    I have many favorite Connery moments, but here is my least favorite: “You’re the man now dog” from Finding Forrester. That was not so cool.

  • Fred

    From “You Only Live Twice” as Bond is about to be bathed by several bikini-clad girls:
    TANAKA: “In Japan, men come first, women come second.”
    BOND : “I may just retire to here.”
    TANAKA: “Your English girls wouldn’t do this service for you.”
    BOND: “Oh, I know one or two…”
    And one Roger Moore clunker from the horrible “A View To A Kill”
    ZORIN: “Sleep well?”
    BOND: “A little restless, but I got off eventually.”

  • AvestevaPaf

    I’d prefer reading in my native language, because my knowledge of your languange is no so well. But it was interesting!

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