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Bob Leddy: Some actors never escape from typecast characters

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  • eagle Provo, UT
    Nov. 21, 2012 1:49 a.m.

    I think the article is off base on Connery.

    I loved Connery in The Untouchables. He was great in The Rock. I remember he did a good job in The Highlander. How about that move Camelot?

    I think Connery overcame his Bond typecast to have a nice career outside of Bond. I even think he was nominated for an academy award.

  • Danny Chipman Lehi, UT
    Nov. 21, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    Maybe this is just because I'm of the younger generation (or maybe because I'm not a Bond fan), but to me Connery will always evoke images of "The Hunt for Red October" and "Entrapment". I think he did well to break his stereotype.

    It's just a shame that some actors nowadays, particularly those who start out with Disney, feel they have to do complete 180s and pursue trashy parts (in real life and on screen) in order to shake the uncool "wholesome" image.

  • Timothy Benton City, WA
    Nov. 22, 2012 10:06 p.m.

    Mr.Connery has far more acting ability than the writer seems to imply...As others have mentioned roles that are far removed from 007,I would like to add " The Man Who Would Be King " an excellent film with superb acting..Some others who started out in cheesy roles for pretty boys, Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt,have shown repeatedly that their skills are far beyond some folks expectations..I agree that some actors cannot expand their skills for some reason or another,and get in a rut..However,there are many that have proven the critics wrong and have had stellar careers entertaining all of us...