Sean Connery is 85! Celebrate with a Movie Marathon!

Sean Connery is 85, and a pretty awesome 85 at that! Today featured the actor in their Pop Culture section, and showcased some of his unforgettable movie costumes, like these:



1. DR. NO
Watch DR. NO Online Dr. No is a 1962 British spy film, starring Sean Connery; it is the first James Bond film. Based on the 1958 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, it was adapted by Richard MaibaumJohanna Harwood, and Berkely Mather and was directed by Terence Young. The film was produced by Harry Saltzmanand Albert R. Broccoli, a partnership that would continue until 1975. In the film, James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow British agent. The trail leads him to the underground base of Dr. No, who is plotting to disrupt an early American manned space launch with a radio beam weapon. Although the first of the Bond books to be made into a film, Dr. No was not the first of Fleming’s novels, Casino Royale being the debut for the character; however, the film makes a few references to threads from earlier books. Dr. No was produced on a low budget and was a financial success. While critical reaction was mixed upon release, over time the film has gained a reputation as one of the series’ best instalments. The film was the first of a successful series of 23 Bond films. Dr. No also launched a genre of “secret agent” films that flourished in the 1960s.
Watch THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER Online The Hunt for Red October is a 1990 American action thriller film based on Tom Clancy‘s novel of the same name. It was directed by John McTiernanand stars Sean Connery as Captain Marko Ramius and Alec Baldwin as Jack Ryan. The fictional story is set during the Cold War era. It involves a rogue Soviet naval captain who wishes to defect to the United States, and an American CIA analyst who correctly deduces that circumstance, and must prove his theory to the U.S. Navy to avoid a violent confrontation between the two nations. The ensemble cast features Scott GlennJames Earl Jonesand Sam Neill. The film was a co-production between the motion picture studios of Paramount PicturesMace Neufeld Productions, and Nina Saxon Film Design. Theatrically, it was commercially distributed by Paramount Pictures and by the Paramount Home Entertainment division for home media markets. Following its wide release in theaters, the motion picture was nominated and won a number of accolades including the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing in 1991. On June 12, 1990, the original motion picture soundtrack was released by the MCA Records music label.
Watch INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE Online The 3rd installment in the original Indiana Jones Trilogy. Plot: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father’s footsteps and stop the Nazis.
Watch THE ROCK Online The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Islandand in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and stars Sean ConneryNicolas Cage and Ed Harris. The film is dedicated to Simpson, who died five months before its release. The film received generally favorable reviews from critics and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing at the 69th Academy Awards.
Watch THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN Online The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, also promoted as LXG, is a 2003 superhero film loosely based on the first volume of the comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. It was released on July 11, 2003, in the United States, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Stephen Norrington and starred Sean ConneryNaseeruddin ShahPeta WilsonTony CurranStuart TownsendShane WestJason Flemyng, and Richard Roxburgh. It is an action film with prominent pastiche and crossover themes set in the late 19th century, featuring an assortment of fictional literary characters appropriate to the period, who act as Victorian Era superheroes. It draws on the works of Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Bram Stoker, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard, Ian Fleming, Herman Melville, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edgar Allan Poe, Gaston Leroux, and Mark Twain, albeit all adapted for the film. The film grossed $179,265,204 worldwide at the box office, rental revenue of $48,640,000, and DVD sales as of 2003 at $36,400,000.
Watch FINDING FORRESTER Online Finding Forrester is a 2000 American drama film written by Mike Rich and directed by Gus Van Sant. An African-American teenager, Jamal Wallace, is invited to attend a prestigious private high school. By chance, Jamal befriends a reclusive writer, William Forrester, through whom he refines his talent for writing and comes to terms with his identity. Anna PaquinF. Murray AbrahamMichael PittApril Grace and Busta Rhymes star in supporting roles.
Watch ENTRAPMENT Online Entrapment is a 1999 American caper film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Watch FIRST KNIGHT Online First Knight is a 1995 medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker. It stars Richard Gere as LancelotJulia Ormond as GuinevereSean Connery as King Arthur and Ben Cross as Malagant. The film follows the rogue Lancelot’s romance with Lady Guinevere of Leonesse, who is to marry King Arthur of Camelot, while the land is threatened by the renegade knight Malagant. The film is noteworthy within Arthurian cinema for its absence of magical elements, its drawing on the material of Chrétien de Troyes for plot elements and the substantial age difference between Arthur and Guinevere.
Watch MEDICINE MAN Online Medicine Man is a 1992 film directed by American action director John McTiernan. The film stars Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco, and features an acclaimed score by veteran composer Jerry Goldsmith.
Watch ROBIN HOOD PRINCE OF THIEVES Online Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a 1991 American-British adventure filmdirected by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars Kevin Costner as Robin HoodMorgan Freeman as AzeemChristian Slater as Will ScarletMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Maid Marian of Dubois, and Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham. The movie was a major box office hit, making over $390 million worldwide, which made it the third highest grossing film of 1991. Rickman received the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, while the film’s theme song, ” I Do It for You”, by Bryan Adams, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song.

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