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Connery's one attempt at directing, the 1969 documentary "The Bowler and the Bonnet", has never been officially released.
He represented Scotland in the 1950 Mr Universe competition.
"There are seven genuine movie stars in the world today," says Steven Spielberg, who directed him in 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade', "and Sean is one of them. I won't name the others, because some of my best friends wouldn't be among them." --From "All Together, Now: Sean Connery Is an Icon!" by Diane K Shah in GQ, July 1989.
"I would drink Sean Connery's bath water." --Whoopi Goldberg in a 1989 interview in Cable magazine.
"They used to say that Sean loved golf, drinking and women--in that order." --Tom Mankiewicz quoted in Daily Variety, May 5, 1997.
"The best thing about working with Sean Connery is that you go out to dinner after working for a day and you get to sing musical comedy." --director Fred Schepisi quoted in Daily Variety, May 5, 1997
"He's just one of the best actors there is, simple as that ... With Sean, in addition to brilliant talent, there is a persona that every great star has. When Sean's up there on the screen, it's hard to look at anything else. To be a great star, you have to be a first-rate actor, too--you have to remember that. And on that list of great actors, Sean ranks way high." --director Sidney Lumet in Daily Variety, May 5, 1997,
Received the Freedom of Edinburgh award (1991).
Named a Commandeur des Artes et des Lettres by the French government.
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