52nd Indian International Film Festival Pays Special Tribute To The Late Sean Connery By Screening Five Of His Films | Bollywood
CHENNAI – The 52nd Indian International Film Festival will pay special tribute to Hollywood legend Sean Connery, the first actor to play the iconic British spy James Bond, by showing five of his most beloved films.
The five films which will be screened as part of the special tribute to the legend are: “From Russia with Love” (1963), “Goldfinger” (1964), “You Only Live Twice” (1967), “The Hunt For Red October â(1990) andâ Les Intouchables â(1987) which won him an Oscar in 1988.
The Scottish actor who was known for his portrayal of 007, passed away in his sleep late last year.
Connery, remembered as the original James Bond, was the first to utter one of the classic slogans of all time – “the name of Bond … James Bond”. His acting career spanned seven decades during which he appeared in seven of the Bond films.
His definitive performance as Agent 007 in Ian Fleming’s Bond films cemented his position as one of Hollywood’s most confident actors.
Connery is also known for his performances in “Murder on the Orient Express” (1974); âThe Man Who Wanted to Be Kingâ (1975), âOutlandâ (1981), âRising Sunâ from 1993, âDragonheartâ (1996) and âThe Rockâ (1996). In 1999, Connery performed and produced “Entrapment”.