Sean Connery

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Sean Connery at the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930) is a Scottish actor and film producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. He is a campaigner for Scottish independence.


  • I suppose more than anything else I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso. They know that life is not just a popularity contest.
    • Interview in the Saturday Evening Post (June 6, 1964).
  • An open-handed slap is justified – if all other alternatives fail and there has been plenty of warning. If a woman is a bitch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I'd do it.
    • Playboy magazine, 1965.
  • There are women who take it to the wire. That's what they are looking for, the ultimate confrontation. They want a smack.

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