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Scotland, Oct 31 (Canadian-Media): Thomas Sean Connery, the Scottish actor, with his film career lasting almost 70 years, the first person who played James Bond in Eon Productions’ long-running spy series, has died aged 90, media reports said.
Sean Connery. Image credit: Facebook page
Connery was known for appearing in films including Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989), The Hunt For Red October (1990) and The Rock (1996).
Also included in the credits are: Murder On The Orient Express (1974), The Man Who Would Be King (1975), The Name Of The Rose (1986, for which he won the Bafta best actor award) and Highlander (1976).
Connery played Bond in six films in Dr. No, franchise: Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.
In the 1983 movie, 'Never Say Never Again' also he played Bond, which was not made by Eon Productions.
He was awarded the Academy Award for best supporting actor in 1988 for playing Irish-American police officer Jim Malone in Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables.
He did not appear on screen since 2003’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, he confirmed his retirement from acting in 2006, after receiving the American Film Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
He is survived by his second wife Micheline Roquebrune and his son, British actor Jason Connery, from his first marriage to Diane Cilento.