Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles waiting for a while. Scottish movie legend Sean Connery, who shot to international stardom playing James Bond, has died aged 90 according to British media reports. Thea actor graced the silver screen for four decades. Raised in near poverty in the slums of Edinburgh, he worked as a coffin polisher and milkman before his body building Hobby helped launch an acting career that made him one of the world's biggest stars. How important was James Bond in the development of Sean Connery? Well, obviously very important because of the A worldwide attention that drew one. And Jake put one into another market bracket altogether as Bond. His debonair manner and wry humor belied a darker, violent edge. He is credited with crafting a depth of character that set the standard for those who followed him in the role, such as British actor Daniel Craig. Me, Sean Connery defined the role, so he's always going to be someone I've looked. I looked towards when I especially when I started this and Dr No from Russia with Love It two of my favorite films. Connery played a Siris of noteworthy rolls besides double 07 winning an Academy Award for his role in the 1987 movie The Untouchables. He was an ardent supporter of Scotland's independence, so much so that he had the words Scotland forever tattooed on his arm. When he was knighted by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in 2000, he wore full Scottish dress, including the kilt of his mother's clan. Connery retired from movies after disputes with the director of his final outing, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2000 and three.