The legendary James Bond Actor Sean Connery who passed away at 90 had set the standard against which all subsequent 007 portrayals were measured. Across his lifetime, Connery expressed differing levels of thoughts on the Bond actors who came after him. Notably, his most recognizable remarks revolved around Daniel Craig, the present face of the renowned MI5 agent.
As it turned out, Sean Connery held a significant admiration for Daniel Craig, describing the selection of the latter as Bond – once met with controversy due to his blonde hair – as a “fantastic decision” for the iconic role via Gamesradar.
“I think they’re going back to a more realistic type of Bond movie as I don’t think they could have gone much further with the special effects,” he told MailOnline back in 2005. “It’s not something that’s ever likely to happen. It’s with me until I go to the box,” Connery said on being ever associated with the role.
After the announcement of Connery’s passing, Daniel Craig offered a heartfelt homage to the actor. He acknowledged Connery as not just Bond, but a multifaceted figure. Craig emphasized that Connery shaped an entire era and established a distinct style.
“Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more,” Craig said. “He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in megawatts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.”
In 1962’s Dr. No, Connery stepped into the role of James Bond for the first time. He reprised this character in subsequent films, including 1963’s From Russia with Love and 1964’s Goldfinger.
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