Sir Sean Connery, Academy Award and two-times BAFTA winner, passed away on Saturday. He was 90.
Connery was the first actor to portray the fictional spy 'James Bond', a role he was especially notable for.
Connery was often regarded as part of the Hall of Fame in Western cinema. He was knighted by the Queen of the United Kingdom at the Holyrood Palace during the 2000 New Year Honours for services to film drama.
He shot to global superstardom as Bond in 1962, with the first film of the 007 series, "Dr. No", and then went on to work in "From Russia with Love" (1963), "Goldfinger" (1964), "Thunderball" (1965), "You Only Live Twice" (1967), "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971) and "Never Say Never Again" (1983).
In 1998, he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables.
American Film Institute has voted James Bond as portrayed by Connery as the third-greatest hero in cinema history.
Although his avatar as the stylish superspy often defines Connery, he carved a successful Hollywood career with roles in films such as "The Name Of The Rose" (1986), "The Untouchables" (1987), "Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade" (1989), "The Hunt For Red October" (1990), "The Russia House" (1990), "Rising Sun" (1993), "Dragonheart" (1996), "The Rock" (1996), "Entrapment" (1998), "Finding Forester" (2000), and "The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (2003), among many others.
For his roles as Jimmy Malone in Brian De Palma's "The Untouchables", Connery won an Oscar as Best Supporting Actor. He also won two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes in his career.
Connery was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000.
(With inputs from IANS)