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Sean Connery


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Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930), best known as Sean Connery, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award winning Scottish actor and producer.
He is best known for portraying the character James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1973. In 1988, Connnery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such notable films as Marnie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October and The Rock.
Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in July 2000.
Thomas Sean Connery was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh to Euphemia "Effie" (née Maclean), a cleaning woman, and Joseph Connery, a factory worker and truck driver. His father was a Roman Catholic of Irish descent with roots in County Wexford, while his mother was a Scottish Protestant. He has a brother, Neil. He claims he was called Sean, his middle name, long before becoming an actor, explaining that when he was young he had an Irish friend named Séamus and that those who knew them both had decided to call Connery by his middle name whenever both were present.
His first job was as a milkman in Edinburgh with St.