Sean Connery Day
Sean Connery Day is an annual celebration of all things Connery on 8/25, which is the birthday of Sir Thomas Sean Connery. On that day everyone is encouraged to…
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Sean Connery starred as the sleuthing monk William of Baskerville in the 1986 film 'The Name of the Rose' - based on the novel of same name. A 15 year old Christian Slater co-stars along with F. Murray Abraham who won a Best Actor Oscar for portrayal of Antonio Salieri in 'Amadeus' two years earlier. The film was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud who also directed 'Seven Years in Tibet' (1997) starring Brad Pitt and 'Enemy at the Gates' (2001) starring Jude Law. #SeanConneryDay
A trio of stars top the cast of 'The Presidio' (1988): Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, and Meg Ryan. Harmon was fresh off his breakout role in 'Summer School' (1987) and is best known for his work on the TV series NCIS. A year later, Meg Ryan would co-star in her famous role opposite Billy Crystal in 'When Harry Met Sally' (1989). This film marked the second and final time that Connery would work with director Peter Hyams, the first being 'Outland' (1981). #SeanConneryDay
Terry Gilliam, of Monty Python fame, assembled an amazing ensemble cast for his 1981 fantasy adventure film "Time Bandits". Sean Connery would portray two different roles in the film, King Agamemnon and the Firefighter (the latter being Connery's idea). John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Kenny Baker (R2-D2 in the Star Wars films), Ralph Richardson, Michael Palin, and Ian Holm are just a few of Connery's fellow co-stars. #SeanConneryDay
Before 'Armageddon' and 'Deep Impact', there was 'Meteor' (1979). Sean Connery co-stars with Hollywood legends Natalie Wood, Martin Landau, and Henry Fonda. The beautiful and talented Natalie Wood would receive 3 Oscar nominations before her 25th birthday: Rebel Without a Cause, Splendor in the Grass, and Love With a Proper Stranger. She is probably best known for her starring role as Maria in "West Side Story" (1961). #SeanConneryDay
Before he was Bond, Sean Connery appeared in a 1961 TV movie on BBC called 'Anna Karenina' as the Russian count Alexis Vronsky. Claire Bloom played the title role (pictured here) and is best known for her performance as Queen Mary in 'The King's Speech' (2010) and Hera in 'Clash of the Titans' (1983).
Sean Connery made an uncredited cameo as himself in the 1988 film "Memories of Me". Billy Crystal, Alan King, and JoBeth Williams are on a movie lot and Sean Connery walks by wearing a military uniform and stops for a quick chat. He did the appearance in between takes while filming "The Presidio" so the uniform is the same one from that movie. "Memories of Me" was directed by Henry Winkler who is best known for his role as The Fonz on "Happy Days".
Michael Caine and Sean Connery with Director John Huston on the set of 'The Man Who Would Be King (1975)'. Huston is a Hollywood legend, having been nominated for 15 Oscars (won twice) for acting, directing, and writing. He even voiced the role of Gandalf in the 1977 animated film 'The Hobbit'.