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Daniel Craig Honors Sean Connery: “He Defined an Era and a Style”

on October 31, 2020, 1:42pm

Current Bond Daniel Craig is honoring original Bond Sean Connery in light of his death.

“It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema,” Craig wrote in a statement issued on Saturday. “Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster. He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.”

Pierce Brosnan, who pre-dated Craig as Bond, also offered words of remembrance for Connery. “Sir Sean Connery, you were my greatest James Bond as a boy, and as a man who became James Bond himself. You cast a long shadow of cinematic splendor that will live on forever. You led the way for us all who followed in your iconic foot steps. Each man in his turn looked to you with reverence and admiration as we forged ahead with our own interpretations of the role.”

Meanwhile, the estate of late Bond actor Roger Moore paid tribute to Connery on Twitter: “How infinitely sad to hear the news Sir Sean Connery has passed away. He and Roger were friends for many decades and Roger always maintained Sean was the best ever James Bond. RIP.”

Connery passed away Saturday at the age of 90. He was the first actor to portray James Bond on screen and appeared in a total of seven 007 movies between 1962 and 1983. Only Roger Moore appeared in as many Bond films as Connery.

Fellow Hollywood titans including Hugh Jackman, Sam Neill, Kevin Smith, Paul Feig, and Edgar Wright have also paid their respects to Connery. Find their tribute posts below.