Sean Connery on His Immortal James Bond: ‘You Have to Work Very Hard to Make Something Look Easy’

Sean Connery on His Immortal James Bond: ‘You Have to Work Very Hard to Make Something Look Easy’
Back in 2002, I had the wild idea of rounding up all five Bond actors for a Variety 40th anniversary tribute article, which later expanded into further reporting with the arrival of Daniel Craig as the sixth 007. But the first thing I was told, of course, was forget about getting Sean Connery — he never talks Bond. I said, “Never say never,” and, through a combination of persistence, patience, and luck, I got Connery on the phone in Prague on the set of — what turned out to be his final movie — “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”

With the passing of Sir Sean Connery, the actor who invented Bond onscreen and redefined masculinity (a more dangerous Cary Grant), it turns out that my 30-minute conversation was his last extensive reminiscence of 007 in print: “They were exciting and funny and had good stories and pretty girls and intriguing locations,” he said of his six official and one off-franchise appearances.
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