Oscar Actors: Connery, Sean–Supporting Actor Winner, The Untouchables (1987)

Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who has won a Supporting Actor Oscar, two BAFTA kudos, three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille.

Connery was the first actor to portray the character of James Bond in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983.

Connery won the 1987 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for “The Untouchables,” at his first nomination–he was 58.

He began his acceptance speech by saying, “Ladies and gentlemen, friends, and a few enemies.  I realized just the other day that my first one and only attendance (of the ceremonies) was 30 years ago–patience is truly a virtue.”

Connery has been polled as “The Greatest Living Scot” and “Scotland’s Greatest Living National Treasure”.

In 1989, at the age of 59, he was proclaimed “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine.

In 1999, he was voted “Sexiest Man of the Century”.

Connery was knighted in 2000 for services to Film Drama.