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Died legendary 'James Bond' Sean Connery


Source: RBC

The actor was 90 years old. The role of James Bond, which brought him worldwide fame, he first performed in 1962 in the film "Doctor No", recalls "RBK".

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Connery died at night in his sleep in the Bahamas. For some time before his death, the actor was sick, the publication reports.

Connery is best known for starring in a series of James Bond films. In addition to filming in Bond, the actor played in more than 70 films, including the films Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Rock.

Connery is an Academy Award winner, two-time BAFTA Award winner, and three-time Golden Globe Award winner. Connery won an Oscar in 1988, when he was named Best Supporting Actor for the role of an Irish policeman in the drama The Untouchables, BAFTA - in 1988 for Best Actor ("The Name of the Rose") and in 1998 in the nomination "Human of the year".

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Sean Connery was born on August 25, 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland. At the age of 13, he dropped out of school, and soon after that he went to serve in the navy. Before starting his acting career, Connery managed to work as a truck driver, lifeguard and furniture polisher, and in his spare time he was engaged in bodybuilding. Connery received his first invitations to act in films after 1953, when he took third place at the "Mr. Universe" competition in London. Shortly thereafter, he became an extra on the South Pacific music show, in which after a while he got one of the main roles.

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In 1958, the actor made his debut on the big screen, playing in the melodrama "Another Time, Another Place", and in 1962 the first film with his participation about the British secret agent 007 James Bond was released. After that, Connery played the role of an agent in six more Bond films, including From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Ball Lightning (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967) , "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), as well as in the remake of "Fireball" - the tape "Never Say Never" (1983).

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Sean Connery was a member of the Scottish National Party and advocated for Scotland's independence from Britain. So, in March 2014, he said that he would return to his homeland if it gains independence from Great Britain. In recent years, Connery has lived in the Bahamas most of the time.

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