Legendary actor Sean Connery, most known for being the first and best James Bond, died in the Bahamas at age 90 after being unwell for a period of time.
In his third turn as British superspy James Bond, 007 became a bonafide blockbuster when he uncovered Goldfinger’s plot to contaminate the gold in Fort Knox. The film made $125 million worldwide.
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
In the adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 1888 novel, Connery and Michael Caine play ex-soldiers who travel to Kafiristan to overthrow the king and convince the locals they are gods.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
In Sidney Lumet’s all-star ensemble, Connery plays British Indian Army Colonel John Arbuthnot, who is a suspect in the murder of an American business tycoon traveling on the Orient Express train.
The Hunt For Red October (1990)
Connery stepped into the role of Soviet submarine captain Marko Ramius in the eleventh hour, after actor Klaus Maria Brandauer broke his leg before filming began, and he suggested Connery to replace him.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Despite only being twelve years older than Harrison Ford, Connery was cast as Indiana Jones’ sheltered academic father who springs into action in the race to find the Holy Grail.
The Untouchables (1987)
In his only Oscar nominated role, Connery took home the golden statue for Best Supporting Actor in his turn as Jim Malone, a veteran cop trying to take down notorious gangster Al Capone.
Finding Forster (2000)
Connery played against type as a reclusive writer who forms an unexpected friendship with a teenage writer.
Connery is strangely cast as an Egyptian swordsman, rather than the lead role of Scottish warrior Conner MacLeod, but entertained as his dashing immortal mentor.
The Rock (1996)
His portrayal of convicted spy John Patrick Mason, the only man to ever escape Alcatraz, was reportedly Connery’s favorite role of the 1990s.
Catherine Zeta-Jones plays an investigator trying to set up Connery’s international art thief Robert MacDougal, who turns the tables on her when they try to steal $8 billion during the millennium celebration.