MI6 previews a new visual biography of Sean Connery by Movie Icons, due out in paperback this October...

Sean Connery Movie Icons - Preview
12th February 2009

Sean Connery * Movie Icons - by Alain Silver

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 as generous as Frank Sinatra.

Movie Icons is a series of photo books that feature the most famous personalities in the history of cinema. These 192-page books are visual biographies of the stars.

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Above: Jacket artwork

Pages: 192
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Taschen
Retail: $9.99
Released: 1st October 2009 (USA)