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Monty Norman, Composer of the James Bond Theme, Dies at 94

Monty Norman, the British composer who wrote the propulsive theme for the James Bond films, died Monday after a short illness, according to a post on his official website. He was 94. Producer Cubby Broccoli, who had worked with Norman by backing the stage musical Belle, about murderer Hawley Crippen, asked the composer to come up […]

Mace Neufeld, Producer of Jack Ryan Blockbusters, Dies at 93

Mace Neufeld, the producer who backed all five movies based on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan CIA analyst, including The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger, has died. He was 93. Neufeld, a former talent/personal manager who represented the likes of Don Adams and The Carpenters, wrote a song for Sammy […]

‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ Nearly Featured John Cleese as King Richard

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves almost had a shocking, different King Richard cameo at the end of the film. Screenwriter and producer Pen Densham revealed during a previous conversation with the International Screenwriters’ Association that there was a push, presumably from the studio, for John Cleese to play King Richard at the end of the […]

Sean Connery’s 007 Gun Fetches More Than $250,000 at Auction

Additional props sold included a fighter pilot helmet worn by Tom Cruise in 'Top Gun.'

Sean Connery’s Original James Bond ‘Dr. No’ Gun Goes to Auction

The Sean Connery prop from 'Doctor No' is estimated to fetch between $150,000 to $200,000.

Director Who Gave Sean Connery His First Lead Role Says Casting Was Actually His Wife’s Idea

Alvin Rakoff, the filmmaker who gave Sean Connery his first leading role in 'Requiem for a Heavyweight,' said the casting was actually his wife's idea. 

Jerry Bruckheimer Remembers Wooing Sean Connery for ‘The Rock’

For Jerry Bruckheimer, landing Sean Connery for 'The Rock' was almost as complicated as planning an escape from Alcatraz.

Harrison Ford Mourns Death of Onscreen Father Sean Connery

Harrison Ford paid tribute to his Indiana Jones' father, Sean Connery. The legendary actor died Saturday. He was 90.

Terry Gilliam Says Sean Connery Was Originally Written Into ‘Time Bandits’ as a Joke, Yet “Saved My Ass” on Fantasy Film

Terry Gilliam tells The Hollywood Reporter that Sean Connery was originally only written into ‘Time Bandits’ as King Agamemnon as a joke but "saved my ass" on the hit 1981 fantasy film.

‘The Name of the Rose’ Screenwriter on Sean Connery’s Most Un-James Bond Role

'The Name of the Rose' screenwriter Andrew Birkin talks to The Hollywood Reporter about Sean Connery's most un-James Bond role, as medieval friar William of Baskerville. "Bond was a man of action. Here, Sean played a man of words."

Andy Garcia Remembers His ‘Untouchables’ Co-Star Sean Connery

Andy Garcia recalls being inspired by Sean Connery growing up in Miami in the 1960s and later working with his boyhood hero in 'The Untouchables.' "It was destiny that I got to work with him."

Tom Rothman Pens Tribute to Sean Connery: “The Movie Stars’ Movie Star”

Veteran Hollywoood studio executive remembers Sean Connery, whom he worked with at 20th Century Fox.