SEAN CONNERY always looked as though he couldn’t believe his luck. But then so did we. What had we done to deserve this home-grown box-office star? How lucky were we to have a man like Connery representing us on the silver screen? In the Sixties, when Connery first became a star in Dr No, the first James Bond film, he immediately struck a chord with the British public. Yes, he was suave, good-looking, and certainly came across as someone who could handle himself. But he also looked a bit like one of us. Of course, no man ever looked like him, but every man wanted to. And every woman wanted their man to look like him, too. Even the James Bond author, Ian Fleming, didn’t think Connery was posh enough to play his fictional spy. Dr No’s producers, Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, thought he was a “rough diamond”. And he was. Which is why he became Britain’s foremost movie star, a Sixties icon and a genuine sex symbol who carried himself well throughout his entire career. The principal reason Sean Connery got away with playing James Bond is because he looked as though he could get away with anything.And… Read full this story
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