At one time he was the most popular film actor. He remains a household name despite quiet retirement. But today Sir Sean Connery is back in the headlines as a possible fugitive from justice.
It all has to do with failing to show up today in front of a Spanish judge over some land deal. The Costa del Sol court could declare an international arrest warrant against Connery.
The 80-year-old best-of-all James Bond faxed the magistrate that he has more trouble leaping over tall buildings than in 1964 and needs a little time to get his act together.
So, it’s up to the judge to grant celebrity justice or send in the Spanish commandos.
It all will likely end up with a Spanish official questioning Sir Sean at his Bahamas spread instead. And who knows, having interviewed the former 007, I think he’ll likely jump from the mansion’s top window as the cops break down his front door. We have a staff of reporters stationed around Connery‘s compound where you’ll read and see it here first. What a way to go!
And what a way to fill a 207-word post on a slow Friday morning.
We’re just getting around to perusing the latest Barbie catalog so we might be a bit late with this but if you like your ladies of the plastic variety, look no further than Mattel’s latest releases: THE BOND GIRL BARBIES. This impressive trio consists of DR. NO’s Honey Ryder (URSULA ANDRESS), DIE ANOTHER DAY’s Jinx (HALLE BERRY) and GOLDFINGER’s legendary Pussy Galore (HONOR BLACKMAN). This may be the greatest news Ken has ever gotten. Hit the link for order info:
On this day in 1965, UNITED ARTISTS released GOLDFINGER. Directed by GUY HAMILTON and based on the bestselling novel by IAN FLEMING, this was the third in the “holy trinity” of JAMES BOND films (after DR. NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE). Once again, SEAN CONNERY starred as AGENT 007 and the supporting cast included HONOR BLACKMAN (as the inimitable PUSSY GALORE), GERT FROBE, SHIRLEY EATON and HAROLD SAKATA (as the villainous ODD JOB). SHIRLEY BASSEY’S rendition of the titular theme song was an absolute knockout.
On this day in 1962, UNITED ARTISTS released DR. NO, the first JAMES BOND film and the beginning of one of the most successful film franchises in history. Based on the book by IAN FLEMING, SEAN CONNERY embodied the suave, sophisticated (yet brutal) JAMES BOND 007, an agent on Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Almost fifty years later, DR. NO is an immensely watchable classic of the genre and to many boomers SEAN CONNERY will ALWAYS be JAMES BOND.