June 20, 1999
While Harrison Ford is undeniably a reliable box-office heavyweight, it was not he who made Mace Neufeld's "The Hunt for Red October," in which he did not appear, an off-season mega-hit ("Unconventional War of Nerves," by Robert W. Welkos, June 13). That credit goes to a stellar Alec Baldwin, with indispensable teamwork from Sean Connery, James Earl Jones and Sam Neill. SUE DUQUETTE Torrance
April 15, 2007
IN regard to actors who have played Henry VIII ["Off With Their Hats," April 1]: The great actor Robert Shaw played a supporting role in "From Russia With Love." The 1963 film had one of the best fight scenes in movie history: Sean Connery, as 007, and Shaw fighting to the death in a confined area on a moving train. CHUCK CURTI Thousand Oaks
November 7, 2012
Re "Keeping 007 relevant in a changing world," Nov. 4 Age is irrelevant: Batman is 73 years old and the franchise has never been stronger. Thomas Bliss Sherman Oaks There is no dilemma over the relevance of the 007 franchise. Sean Connery is still alive, period. Wendy A. Robinson Saugus ALSO: Letters: Justice and minors Letters: The power of voting Letters: Religion, not politics
February 3, 1991
Obviously Ms. Plemiannikov--who says Sean Connery was too old to play a lover in "The Russia House" and who implies that Michelle Pfeiffer was too young to be his romantic interest--has not read John le Carre's novel. The novel is about a publisher in his late 50s and a young Russian woman. AARON M. DOBBS Los Angeles
July 7, 2004 |
Sean Connery has a contract with HarperCollins to write his autobiography, but confesses to some trepidation about the project. "Having always vowed never to write my autobiography, here I am standing on the runway awaiting my journey into a new space. It's rather scary but utterly exhilarating, and I'm looking forward to it," the publisher quoted the 72-year-old star of the early James Bond films as saying. The book is due for publication in 2006.
March 14, 2006 |
Actor Sean Connery had surgery in New York to remove a cyst on his kidney a few weeks ago, has recovered and received a clean bill of health, his representative said Monday. The Scottish actor best known as the original James Bond in films such as "Dr. No," "From Russia With Love" and "Goldfinger" is 75. "He had orthoscopic surgery to remove a cyst on his kidney," spokeswoman Nancy Seltzer said.
October 30, 2003
Actor Sean Connery and producer Peter Guber have settled a legal dispute over the proposed CIA thriller "End Game." Terms weren't disclosed. Connery filed the lawsuit last year, alleging that Guber and his Mandalay Pictures agreed to pay him $17 million for the starring role but lacked funding to make the film because its German financing dried up.