They now know that Sean Connery is eternal. The four surviving successors – Roger Moore died in 2017-, of the first James Bond in history, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig (in the order of their appearance on screen) all have wanted to pay tribute to the talented Scottish actor who created the role of the invincible secret agent in the cinema in James Bond vs. Dr No in 1962.
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MI6-licensed actor Daniel Craig, who waits patiently for To die can wait finally in theaters, published his tribute in a press release addressed to Variety. He is particularly laudatory: “ Sean Connery is above all a style and an era. The spirit and charm it exuded set the bar very high. He helped create the modern blockbuster. And his figure will continue to have an influence on contemporary and future actors and directors.“
George Lazenby, the man of a single James Bond (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1969), who had the heavy task of replacing Sean Connery then in delicacy with this secret agent character who stuck too close to his skin , meanwhile wanted to greet the man as much as the actor: “ For me, what he was, went way beyond just the Bond character. With his works of charity, with his political commitment, but also with his family, he was a man of heart. A great actor, a great man and an underrated artist has passed away.“
“Sean Connery, you were strong in every sense of the word, as a comedian and as a man, and you will remain so until the end of time. “
Pierce Brosnan, actor
Shakespearean actor Timothy Dalton, who twice camped 007 in License to kill and Killing is not playing reacted to the disappearance of Sean Connery in the New York Times: “ He had charisma. He was a great example for us.“
Pierce Brosnan, the direct predecessor of Daniel Craig, who played four times the secret agent imagined by Ian Fleming from 1994 to 2004, remembered the model that Sean Connery has always embodied in his eyes: “ He was my favorite James Bond when I was a kid and even when I took over the character.Then addressing the great late actor directly, he concluded his praise with these words of respect: “ You have paved the way for us and all of us, your successors, have followed your path. Each actor in turn looked at you with reverence and awe as we forged our own take on the role. You were strong in every sense of the word, as a comedian and as a man, and you will remain so until the end of time.“
In tribute to the talent of Sean Connery Le Figaro presents an excerpt from Goldfinger, one of the best James Bond with Sean Connery.
Goldfinger by Guy Hamilton in 1964, with Sean Connery, Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe …