Sir Sean Connery was a Scottish actor best known for portraying James Bond in the first official James Bond films. During his lengthy career, he portrayed James Bond in 6 films, won an Oscar for his role in the Untouchables, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Throughout his career, he took on many different roles but decided to keep his signature Scottish accent through each individual role. This made for some terrible performances as well as some great ones. Connery is a proud supporter of the Scottish National Party and his love for Scotland and his battle for its independence delayed his knighting. Despite all this, he was given the Knight's Bachelor's Badge from the Queen in 2000. During the ceremony, he wore traditional Scottish garments which appalled certain members of the British press.
Outside of his role as James Bond, Connery portrayed Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, a Spanish-Egyptian immortal in the 1986 fantasy film Highlander. Connery would also famously portray Dr. Henry Jones, Sr., father of Indiana Jones in the 1989 adventure film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
The only time Sean Connery had anything to do with a video game was when he gave his voice to James Bond in the third person shooter, 007: From Russia with Love, 42 years after the original movie was released.
- Sean Connery was a vocal supporter for Scottish independence, and even funded the Scottish National Party (SNP) for many years.
- He began suffering male-pattern baldness in his early 20s and wore a toupée throughout the 1980s.