Sean Connery (1930)

Sean Connery

1930 On August 25th  Thomas Sean Connery is born in Fountainbridge, Scotland. Sean Connery is one the best english actors, who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award).

1943 At only 13, little Tommy quits school and starts working.

1946 The young man joins the Royal Navy where he spends three years.

1951 Sean starts training as a weightlifter and gets nominated for the Mister Universe contest.

1953 Sean places third on the Mister Universe edition in London. The contest is even more important because Sean is spotted by an agent and asked to take an audition.

1962 After a dozen of small roles in movies and theater, Connery gets to play the legendary James Bond. The series faced a big success from the beginning. After playing in Dr.No the fan base went huge. In the same year the actor marries Diane Cilento, with whom he has a son.

1971 Sean Connery plays his last James Bond role in Diamonds are forever. He starred in the first seven movies of the series. Bond was named the third hero in history of the cinema by the American Film Institute.

1975 The actor marries for the second time, with paintress Micheline Roquebrune.

1986 The movie Name of the Rose is released, Connery receiving good review from the critics.

1987 He wins his first Oscar for best supporting actor, for his part in The Untouchables. The movie tells the story of the gangster Al Capone, played by Robert De Niro.

1989 The movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is released, being directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie brings another famous hero part to Connery. In the same year, at almost 60 years old, the actor is named the sexiest man alive by People magazine.

1999 Sean Connery gets a Kennedy Center award for his whole career, that sums up nearly 100 roles. 

2000 The actor gets knighted by the Queen of England.

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Mel Gibson (1956)

Mel Gibson

1956 On the 3rd of January Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson is born in New York, USA. Later known as Mel Gibson, he is one of the most famous action movies actor.

1968 Gibson’s father decides to move the family to Sydney, Australia, in order to prevent his sons getting into the army for the war in Vietnam. The family had 11 children. Young Mel graduates high school and decides to apply to the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. The audition is a success, so Mel starts his acting career.

1977 After graduating from college and starring in different plays, Gibson gets his first movie role in the low-budget production Summer City. At the same time, Gibson continues to play in the australian tv show The Sullivans, which he started in 1976.

1979 Gibson gets a role in the successful movie Mad Max, role that will become a trademark for him. At the time Mad Max was the best selling australian movie. The same year Gibson plays a mentally slow child in the movie Tim. The role gets him the first Australian Film Institute Award (AFI).

1980 The actor marries actress Robyn Moore, with whom he will have seven children.

1981 He receives his second AFI, for the role in Gallipoli, which shows the drama of some australian soldiers during World War I. The same year the Mad Max sequel is launched.

1982 Mel stars in his first romantic drama in The Year of Living Dangerously.

1984 Mel stars in his first american production, starring in The River. The movie is a real success, getting many Oscar nominations.

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