Sean Connery gained fame as James Bond – for many movies he was everywhere – and of course he kept up a big movie careeer even after that was over. He was one of the big prominent spreaders of Irish culture in the mainstream. So what does he represent for Irish culture.
The first thing is he is very straight to the point – us Irish people are like that – and he made being Irish sexy. In fact he was one of the first that made women swoon over his rustic Irish accent. The ladies really did love it.
But more so he also brought another part of Ireland. He was never known as a heavy drinker – however he did speak about women and physical assault. In the now infamous interview with Barbara Walters he talked about the need to hit a woman at certain times.
This was met with much outrage but also – ironically – much public support – including in parts of YouTube. For example if you see the YouTube video below – and read the comments – you’ll see many people support Sean Connery – and even women!
Of course – in the interests of being politically correct we are not here to say that women deserve to be hit – rather we are only here to talk about Sean Connery and what he represents.
We are looking forward to his movies – all though these days he has quietened down and kept out of the Hollywood scene – which is a shame because we miss his Irish demeanour. His greatest movie – in my opinion – is ‘The Untouchables‘. One of the great crime films – Sean Connery played a detective – a beat cop that was taken in to the hunt for Al Capone purely for the reason that there is no way he would be corrupted.
The film flowed well – and showed just one of the great cinematic moments on the big screen.
We hope to bring you more character portraits of Irish men – and before I leave you let’s not forget his kilt wearing – Sean Connery carried his Irish tradition with pride. Who can forget that photo.
Next up we will list other actors who have contributed to the kilt – and remember – it’s not just about being Irish – it’s about wearing it with pride!
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