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The unshakeable Sean Connery, the action hero with a dark side

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Sean Connery as James Bond, his most famous role.
Sean Connery as James Bond, his most famous role.
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To millions of moviegoers, he was the ultimate James Bond – suave, sexy and charismatic, blessed with a voice that could make you swoon into your popcorn and melt into your cinema seat.

But to Sean Connery, the role became more of a burden than a boon and he shocked his phalanx of fans when he laid into it in no uncertain terms.

“Playing James Bond is a joke and a challenge and as bloody intrusive as a nightmare,” he said.

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