Mr.Connery has far more acting ability than the writer seems to imply...As
others have mentioned roles that are far removed from 007,I would like to add
" The Man Who Would Be King " an excellent film with superb acting..Some
others who started out in cheesy roles for pretty boys, Bruce Willis and Brad
Pitt,have shown repeatedly that their skills are far beyond some folks
expectations..I agree that some actors cannot expand their skills for some
reason or another,and get in a rut..However,there are many that have proven the
critics wrong and have had stellar careers entertaining all of us...
Maybe this is just because I'm of the younger generation (or maybe because
I'm not a Bond fan), but to me Connery will always evoke images of "The
Hunt for Red October" and "Entrapment". I think he did well to break
his stereotype.It's just a shame that some actors nowadays,
particularly those who start out with Disney, feel they have to do complete 180s
and pursue trashy parts (in real life and on screen) in order to shake the
uncool "wholesome" image.
I think the article is off base on Connery.I loved Connery in The
Untouchables. He was great in The Rock. I remember he did a good job in The
Highlander. How about that move Camelot? I think Connery overcame
his Bond typecast to have a nice career outside of Bond. I even think he was
nominated for an academy award.