Soon after news of the original James Bond Sir Sean Connery’s demise broke on Saturday, tributes started pouring in from all over. The Academy, BAFTA; Bollywood as well as Hollywood celebs, including the current James Bond, Daniel Craig, took to social media to salute the legendary actor. Here’s a look:
Defined an era: Daniel Craig
It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing away of one of the true greats of cinema. 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!
Indelible mark: The Academy
Today, we honour a legendary actor, whose work—ranging from his Oscar-winning performance in The Untouchables to his years as James Bond—has left an indelible mark on the film community and our lives. Rest in peace, Sean Connery.
Truly great: BAFTA
We are very sorry to hear about the death of British acting legend Sir Sean Connery. He was a BAFTA Fellow, a BAFTA Special Award recipient and won a Leading Actor BAFTA in 1988 for The Name Of The Rose.
An iconic actor: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sean Connery was a legend, one of the greatest actors of all time. He provided endless entertainment for all of us and was an inspiration for me. I’m not just saying that because he was a bodybuilder, but he was an icon. My thoughts are with his family.
Always an idol: Hugh Jackman
I grew up idolizing #SeanConnery. A legend on screen, and off. Rest in Peace.
He will live on: Abhishek Bachchan
We’ve lost another legend today. After watching Highlander I hoped he’d remain immortal. He will live on through his immense work. #RIP Sean Connery. There will never be a better Bond than you.
Prolific actor: Priyanka Chopra
One of the most prolific actors of all time… Suave and debonair, with that powerful voice. Rest in Peace Sir Sean Connery. Thank you for the movies.
Perfect Bond: Lata Mangeshkar
Deeply saddened to hear that Sir Sean Connery is no more. The perfect Bond who enthralled the audiences and stood tall as one of the most charismatic personalities in the entertainment industry. Such legends come rare! Heartfelt condolences.
What an inspiration!: Hrithik Roshan
Sean Connery Sir. Your legend will live on forever. Well done Sir. You won this life… thank you for inspiring us with the extent of your human potential. R.I.P
Hard to live up to: Randeep Hooda
The man who defined ‘cool’ before the word really meant anything besides temperature… the only #007 that was hard to live up to .. Sir #SeanConnery RIP Legend.
Best 007: Arjun Rampal
The legend Sir Sean Connery, the first and best James Bond… The incredible Jim Malone in The Untouchables… are a few of the characters he brought to life. Will always stay with me. Thank you. RIP. #ripseanconnery