Celebrities and public figures share tributes over Sean Connery

2nd November 2020

Celebrities and public figures share tributes, memories of Sean Connery after the 'James Bond' star died at 90

Sean Connery died at the age of 90, the BBC first reported on Saturday.

The Oscar-winning actor was known for being the first to portray the secret agent James Bond. Connery went on to star as Bond in seven movies from 1962 to 1983 and over 50 other movies in his more than 60-year career.

Hollywood stars and public figures alike shared their personal memories and tributes to Connery.

Alec Baldwin recalled starring alongside Connery in the 1990 film "The Hunt for Red October."

"I think everybody who worked with him would say the same thing — what a professional he was," the actor said in an Instagram video. "He was such a great professional to work with. I learned so much from him. He was so kind to me and warm toward me, which he didn't have to be."

Baldwin added that during filming, he complimented a leather jacket Connery was wearing, which was made by the movie's costume designers. Connery then asked the wardrobe department to make another identical coat, which he later paid for as a gift for Baldwin.

Pierce Brosnan, who played the secret agent character in four films from 1995 to 2002, paid tribute to his "007" predecessor, writing on Instagram: "Sir Sean Connery, you were my greatest James Bond as a boy, and as a man who became James Bond himself."

Actor Hugh Jackman said that he grew up "idolizing" Connery, and likened him to a "legend on screen, and off."

Many other celebrities shared their deep sentiment to the passing of Sean Connery.

President Donald Trump also took to Twitter to memorialize Connery, calling him "quite a guy, and a tough character." Trump also claimed Connery once helped him with a "big development" in Scotland.

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