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Sean Connery dies at 90

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On 31/10/2020 at 13:54, Ludo*1 said:

My favourite Connery tale is that he was offered the role of Gandalf in The Lord of The Rings trilogy but turned it down because he didn't understand the script.

After seeing the success, he decided that the next time he was offered something he didn't understand, he'd jump at it hence the clusterfuck that was The League of Extraordinary Gentleman. After that was released - he thought, nah f**k this, I'm done. 

That and the fact that Steven Seagal broke Sean Connery's wrist and he didn't realise until many years later.

Not only offered the role but a % of the box office - $350M I read somewhere!

.....and just think of the names he'd have had to get his tongue around - Frodo Bagginsh & Shamwise Gamgee.

RIP Big Man

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19 minutes ago, Bully Wee Villa said:

Medicine Man was alright, as I recall. Not sure why that's only on 19%. Have never seen, or even previously heard of, the number one on the list.

The critics hated it at the time. Not really sure why; I remember it being OK.

As I said earlier, the wife swears Darby O'Gill and the Little People is his best film. Seems to be a popular opinion.

I notice that Woman of Straw is missing from the list. I remember that being quite good. Always get it mixed up with Marnie in my head, for some reason.

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Strange how I've never seen you berating your club for hiring Neil Lennon then.
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Or is threatening to "put a knife to the throat" of the woman you're cheating on your pregnant wife with, if she tells anyone, different?


Pretty sure you and I have had a conversation about this


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Not sure what else I could say on the matter, c**t of a thing to do by a c**t of a man. FTR I’ve had a go at Gazza too for hitting a woman.

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6 hours ago, Mark Connolly said:

In the name of the fucketywhat?

6 hours ago, Mark Connolly said:

It's fucking wrong would be my take.

I agree with this bit.

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Was watching a bit of Robin Hood Men in Tights last night and laughed when Patrick Stewart turned up as King Richard with a broad Scottish accent, clearly a joke about Sean playing himself in every film.

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1 hour ago, ICTChris said:

He was a pretty good footballer as well wasn’t he?

The story on Wikipedia is that Matt Busby once watched him play and offered him a trial. Connery turned him down reasoning that  footballers are usually past their prime by 30 and he was already 23. He choose to pursue acting instead and that turned out quite well for him. 

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The story on Wikipedia is that Matt Busby once watched him play and offered him a trial. Connery turned him down reasoning that  footballers are usually past their prime by 30 and he was already 23. He choose to pursue acting instead and that turned out quite well for him. 
25 pound a week

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4 hours ago, ICTChris said:

He was a pretty good footballer as well wasn’t he?

Bonnyrigg Rose 1952...

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Saw this on twitter from his Bonnyrigg days. Found it quite funny tbh - there are guys who look like this on every street in Edinburgh - 'aye, ken that big Sean loddy fae Bonnyrigg eh'

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2 minutes ago, ThatBoyRonaldo said:

Saw this on twitter from his Bonnyrigg days. Found it quite funny tbh - there are guys who look like this on every street in Edinburgh - 'aye, ken that big Sean loddy fae Bonnyrigg eh'

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Acting you say boy? Wi them ears? 

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4 hours ago, ThatBoyRonaldo said:

Saw this on twitter from his Bonnyrigg days. Found it quite funny tbh - there are guys who look like this on every street in Edinburgh - 'aye, ken that big Sean loddy fae Bonnyrigg eh'

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tbf, that's a bit better than the stomach turning Mr Universe pics.

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That hair somehow looks even less convincing that any of the Bond-era rugs.

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