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Sean Connery's best James Bond moments from the 007 films


James Bond legend Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, leaving behind an unforgettable legacy in Hollywood.

The Scottish actor is most famous for starring as the first ever 007 spy, when the sex symbol uttered the immortal line, “Bond – James Bond.

Starring in the 1962 film Dr No catapulted the relatively unknown Edinburgh-born actor into stardom.

He went on to play the tuxedo-clad James Bond in four more films in the iconic franchise.

From his famous one-liners to iconic fight scenes, here we round up Sean Connery’s best moments as the 007 spy with a licence to kill.

Bond, James Bond

Sean Connery made his debut in Dr No in 1962 where he first uttered the line that started a legend

It’s arguably one of the most famous lines in movie history.

Sean Connery made his debut in Dr No in 1962 where he first uttered the line that started a legend.

Sitting around a poker table, the actor lights a cigarette as he drawls: “Bond, James Bond.”

It’s enough to send chills down any movie buff’s spine.

Shaken, not stirred

Sir Sean’s James Bond was a fan of a martini cocktail shaken, not stirred

Sir Sean was the master of catchphrases.

His smouldering portrayal as the MI6 spy saw him the first James Bond actor to deliver the line: “Shaken, not stirred”.

Describing his preferred preparation of his signature martini cocktail, the actor first uttered it in 1964’s Goldfinger.

In the 1967 film You Only Live Twice,  Bond’s contact Henderson prepares a martini for Bond and says: “That’s, um, stirred not shaken. That was right, wasn’t it?”

To which Bond replies politely: “Perfect.”

The line has since been delivered by numerous Bonds, including Daniel Craig.

License to kill

007 doesn’t flinch as he cocks his gun and kills Professor Dent, cigarette between his mouth

It’s arguably one of the smoothest moments in Sean Connery’s James Bond repertoire.

In Goldfinger, 007 fails to flinch as he cocks his gun and kills Professor Dent, cigarette between his lips.

He then casually blows on the smoking barrel of the gun – a classic moment that made fans across the world swoon.

Orient Express brawl

Sir Sean was famous for his fisticuff scenes, and was not afraid of a classic punch-up fight – and he was always dressed impeccably.

From Russia With Love saw one of the most iconic brawls in cinematic history, where James Bond fights with his sworn enemy on the Orient Express.

The fight to the death scene sees SPECTRE hitman Red Grant come to blows with 007 before he his sent flying to the ground.

Before leaving the train carriage, Bond steals a wad of cash from his jacket and say: “You won’t be needing this, old man”.

Lasers

The much-loved laser scene in Goldfinger remains one of the most widely imitated scenes in James Bond history.

With a creepy villian, red-hot lasers, Sean Connery strapped to a table and bags of suspense – it’s got all the ingredients for a classic 007 blockbuster.

Everyone has remembered Goldfinger’s famous words: “No Mr Bond. I expect you to die!”

Although the laser wasn’t real, the heat and sparks were – as was Sir Sean’s perspiration.

Sex Symbol

In Goldfinger, Shirley Eaton stars Bond Girl Jill Masterson

Sean Connery had a legion of female fans who swooned over his good looks.

It’s no surprise that the star was crowned the Sexiest Man of the Century by People magazine in 1999.

He was often surrounded by beautiful women and stripped off for several steamy scenes, including with co-star Daniela Bianchi in the 1963 film From Russia With Love.

In Goldfinger, Shirley Eaton stars as Bond Girl Jill Masterson who is famously murdered by asphyxiation after her body is covered from head to toe in gold paint.

But not before some time spent in bed with 007 of course…

One-liners 

The Scottish actor mastered the act of the dry one-liner.

One particular scene in Goldfinger will forever go down in history as a moment of his finest work.

After electrocuting an assassin, he quips, “shocking” – a classic Bond pun that you can’t help but love.





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