The legendary British actor Sean Connery, the first to embody on the big screen the role of the secret agent James Bond, which he presented in seven films, died at the age of 90, according to the BBC reported Saturday. The Scottish actor, who won a knighthood in 2000, has won many rewards during his decades-long career, including an Oscar in 1988 for Best Supporting Actor for his role as an Irish cop in “The Antachables.” He also won three Golden Globe Awards and two BAFTA Awards.
Connery has also starred in “The Hunt for Red October”, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crosside” and “The Rock 2”. Connery was the first to utter the famous phrase “Bond, James Bond.” He played Secret Agent 007 in seven films of the series that Ian Fleming wrote between 1962 and 1983. As soon as the news was announced, condolences began to flow in tribute to Connery, who was considered one of the greatest movie stars of his generation.
“How sad it is to hear the news of Sir Sean Connery’s death,” read a message on a Twitter account run by fans of actor Roger Moore, who also embodied James Bond and died in 2017. “He and Roger remained friends for decades, and Roger always emphasized that Sean was the best James Bond role ever,” the letter continued.