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by John Boorman,Michael Feeney Callan

  • ISBN: 0812881206
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: John Boorman,Michael Feeney Callan
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Stein & Day Paperback (February 1, 1985)
  • Pages: 295 pages
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  • Rating: 4.6
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How well do you know Sean Connery, the man who turned James Bond movies into cinematic icons? . Sean Connery by Michael Feeney Callan. Sean Connery is the only Scotsman to win an Academy Award for Best Actor. 9. Scotland's Only Oscar-Winning Actor.

Sean Connery by Michael Feeney Callan. This book largely focuses on Connery's early life and rise to film immortality, detailing his eventual frustration with the role of James Bond, and his need to break free from being typecast.

This man loves Scotland, but had to travel the world and fight for his . Sean Connery fans will want this book.

Sean Connery fans will want this book. In 286 fast-paced pages, Michael Callan gives us a multi-dimensional portrait of one fascinating human being.

From his early acting days until his first superstar role, Sean’s stardom was certainly not an over-night success .

From his early acting days until his first superstar role, Sean’s stardom was certainly not an over-night success story. From his first work in modeling, bit theatrical parts, and chorus appearances, it was almost eight years before he was cast opposite Lana Turner in Another Time, Another Place (1958). Connery skyrocketed to international fame as the suave, confident (and many say definitive) Secret Agent 007 in six of Ian Fleming’s Bond movies over the next decade: Dr. No (1962), Goldfinger (1964), From Russia, With Love (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967), and Diamonds are Forever (1971).

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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Callan (who has written biographies of Sean Connery, Julie Christie, and Richard Harris) presents the star of Silence of the Lambs as someone who was under the influence of alcohol for years. As a boy, Hopkins was alternately withdrawn and rebellious, characteristics he exhibited through much of his life. Hopkins life from birth through his success in Silence of the Lambs. It gives you an in depth look at his ative years, as well as following his every career move. It was definitely a worth while read.

this book was alright. it is a book about Sean Connery and his life before and during acting. i thought that the James bond section was really interesting.

Sean Connery: The Untouchable Hero. this book was alright. i recommend this book to people who have seen the James bond movies.

Michael Feeney Callan is an Irish novelist and poet. He wrote the template Irish police drama series, The Burke Enigma, starring Donal McCann, and Love Is, starring Gabriel Byrne, and went on to write and direct a number of television programmes, among them The Beach Boys Today, a film that marked the band's 30th anniversary

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Sean Connery, Scottish-born actor whose popularity in James Bond . Connery made his film debut in Lilacs in the Spring (1954; .

Sean Connery, Scottish-born actor whose popularity in James Bond thrillers led to a successful decades-long film career. title Let’s Make Up) and received top billing for the first time in On the Fiddle (1961; also released as Operation Snafu). His other notable films of the period include the Disney fantasy Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959) and the World War II epic The Longest Day (1962). In 1962 Connery was cast in the role of James Bond, Agent 007 of the British Secret Intelligence Service, in the screen adaptation of Ian Fleming’s spy thriller Dr. No.

Sir Sean Connery (born August 25, 1930), born Thomas Sean Connery, is an Oscar winning Scottish actor who has starred in many films and is best known as the original cinematic James Bond. Connery is known for his trademark Scottish accent and, though considerably older than more conventional sex symbols, is repeatedly mentioned as one of the most attractive men alive.


Reviews about Sean Connery: A Highly Unauthorized Biography About the Only Man Who Dared to Turn His Back on Agent 007 (7):
Jia
This is an older book, and it reveals much about Sir Connery's struggles, very hard work and determination. This man loves Scotland, but had to travel the world and fight for his individuality and career. Follow this book with the biography "Sean Connery, Neither Shaken Nor Stirred" and for a great insight into the man himself, read "Being a Scot" by Sean Connery and Murray Grigor..
Windbearer
Now THIS was more what I expected. Having read Mr Connery's "Being a Scot", billed as his autobiography and instead being a missal on Scottish politics, this biography was well written. While it offered little new insight for me, it was pleasant and easy to read and did shed a little more light on the life and career of one of my favourite performers.
Throw her heart
A great read about the "Great Scot"
I once read that he stated "I am in touch with my feminine side", as should all men who are comfortable in their own skin.
That is his charm. He appeals to both sexes.....Again, a great read.
Zololmaran
GREAT BOOK MINT A+A+A+A+
Gajurus
The life of Sean Connery, arguably the most popular movie star of the past 40 years and everyone's favorite James Bond, is examined in this updated edition of a book first published in 1983. It is the best biography of Connery this reviewer has come across.

Callan does a marvelous job of revealing this gifted actor and most private of men. Talking with many of Connery's friends and movie business associates along with quotes from Connery himself, he has fashioned a comprehensive account of the born-into-poverty Thomas Connery who became a screen legend as James Bond.

Tiring of the 007 hype and worried of being typecast, Connery broke away to chart his own, iconoclastic career in movies. His subsequent track record was mixed: Marnie, The Hill, Zardoz, Time Bandits, The Man Who Would be King, The Wind and The Lion, Medicine Man, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, etc. but whatever the movie, Connery was always eminently watchable.

Connery marched to the sound of his own drummer and, as revealed in this book, was always quite ready to speak his mind or take legal action. In most ways, he was as fascinating a person off the screen as he was on.

Sean Connery fans will want this book. In 286 fast-paced pages, Michael Callan gives us a multi-dimensional portrait of one fascinating human being.
Zargelynd
Callan's biography of the legendary Sean Connery is a very brisk and concise outline of the famed actors life. Skimping on a lot of hardcore or in-depth research into Connery's past or motives, the book will appeal mostly to the casual fan or as an introduction to his life. While I can see some readers craving more dirt or more information, overall the book works. It was a fast read that feels like a detailed outline.

Since this is a bio Callan is relying on sources not always Sean. So analysis on personal motives is rare but there are plenty of anecdotes to keep anyone interested. I came into the book looking for Bond bits but being very pleased with the whole package.

Again this is a great primer. Originally published in 1983 it has been updated several times to bring you to Finding Forrester. I am sure a more in-depth biography can be found but if you want concise this for you.
Virn
This is the "everything you ever wanted to know about Sean Connery" book! Wow! It was full of all the tiny details about his life that true fans and admirers itch to know, in getting to understand the man behind the James Bond magic. I really loved learning about how he remains so true to his original artistic convictions and strong in the face of ever-more meddlesome papparazi and press wanting to impose on his personal space. He is really a model for up and comers in show biz looking to make their artistic mark and unique vision in an often all-too noisy industry.

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