It’s time for another Who Won the Week prompt. The idea behind Who Won the Week is for you to select who (or what) you think “won” this past week. Your selection can be anyone or anything — politicians, celebrities, athletes, authors, bloggers, your friends or family members, books, movies, TV shows, businesses, organizations, whatever.
I will be posting this prompt on Sunday mornings (my time). If you want to participate, write your own post designating who you think won the week and why you think they deserve your nod. Then link back to this post and tag you post with FWWTW.
It’s kind of unusual for me to say that someone who just passed away is my Who Won the Week winner, but as a tribute to a man I consider to be one of the great actors of our time, I’m awarding this week’s Who Won the Week to Sean Connery.Sean Connery was the first, and in my opinion, the best, James Bond. He brought Ian Fleming’s eponymous secret service agent to life. Some may have preferred the Bond character as portrayed by other actors, but I believe that Connery set the bar high.
He played 007 in the first five Bond films: Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967). But not wanting to be typecast, Connery ultimately gave up the role of James Bond after that, although he did briefly reprise the role in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983).
Connery went on to star in a number of other acclaimed films, including, with Michael Caine, one of my favorites, The Man Who Would Be King.So, Mr. Connery, thanks for the memories. May you Rest In Peace.
What about you? Who (or what) do you think won the week?