Why is the only non-American
on the AFI prestigious list a Scotsman? Perhaps it's because
Sean Connery career, as international in its scope as it
may have been, as global as may have been his appeal, made
him a "genuine movie star" without any petty
disputation, pretension, or pandering to current fashion.
Indisputably, Connery incarnation of James
Bond catapulted him to stardom and lay the foundation for
the most successful
franchise in motion picture history. Together Bond and
Connery became larger-than-life; but it was Connery,
not Bond, whose powerful presence went on to permeate scores
of other roles. Connery can be as cool and charismatic
as Steve McQueen, as elegant as Katherine Hepburn, or
generous as Frank Sinatra.
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