Talk:Sean Connery

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Connery Violence Towards Women, History of & Opinion On[edit]

There is no mention of Connery's repeated statements about having slapped his wife around, and promoting slapping women around as his basic philosophy. I see there are other requests for edits on this above, and it has been suggested by Henrygmark to edit the entry to include the following:

In the November 1965 issue of Playboy magazine, Connery explained his views about women, saying, "I don't think there is anything particularly wrong about hitting a woman -- although I don't recommend doing it in the same way that you'd hit a man. An openhanded slap is justified -- if all other alternatives fail and there has been plenty of warning. If a woman is a bitch, or hysterical, or bloody-minded continually, then I'd do it. I think a man has to be slightly advanced, ahead of the woman. I really do -- by virtue of the way a man is built, if nothing else. But I wouldn't call myself sadistic. I think one of the appeals that Bond has for women, however, is that he is decisive, cruel even. By their nature women aren't decisive -- "Shall I wear this? Shall I wear that?" -- and along comes a man who is absolutely sure of everything and he's a godsend. And, of course, Bond is never in love with a girl and that helps. He always does what he wants, and women like that. It explains why so many women are crazy about men who don't give a rap for them."
In 1987, during an ABC-TV interview with Barbara Walters, the host asked Connery if his views had changed. He said no: "Not at all. I don't think [slapping is] that bad. I think that it depends entirely on the circumstances, and if it merits it....If you have tried everything else, and women are pretty good at this, they can't leave it alone, they want to have the last word, and you give them the last word, but they're not happy with the last word -- they want to say it again and get into a really provocative situation, then I think it's absolutely right."
Sources:

(cited below)

and there are these sources as well, and many other high quality sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oo0d1zTAFKA and http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/arts/television/barbara-walterss-farewell-and-legacy.html


I understand this was mentioned and removed in the past - I don't understand why, and strongly feel this needs to be revisited. If it was a rumor I'd agree, but these are repeated statements, in Connery's own words, over decades. I can't imagine that if someone was a member of a Nazi party or the KKK (proven to be so) this would be omitted - it is beyond me how misogyny and violence towards women should be treated any differently than racism. Other reasons given - WP:UNDUE. Well - it also cannot do harm to the man's reputation, as this is something he has strongly reiterated time and again, not something being said about him. It is not a minority view, it is not biased (again - his volunteered view regarding an hugely important issue, in direct quotes), it is not controversial in the sense of pseudo-science or religion... I'm not buying it.

If it wasn't clear - this is my attempt at opening a discussion and achieving consensus as instructed above. Please weigh in.TMagen (talk) 16:05, 25 November 2014 (UTC)

I agree. if it's a real quote of his I don't see why shouldn't it be a part of the article. Danveg (talk) 17:00, 25 November 2014 (UTC)
Didn't Diane Cilento corroborate Connery's claims? The matter was rather glaring in its absence from the article.Keith-264 (talk) 23:47, 18 December 2014 (UTC)
Draft some language you'd want included. the issue in the past has been that the language has been a rather extreme interpretation of what from the sources is a somewhat nuanced position. SPACKlick (talk) 20:50, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
SPACKlick - What's wrong with the text suggested above? There is zero interpretation (never mind extreme), it is a direct quote from the transcript of an interview of the most watched (at the time) TV journalist in the world. TMagen (talk) 09:15, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
And from a printed interview in the most widely read men's magazine... Which he later corroborated himself. TMagen (talk) 09:20, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
There are plenty of sources:Connery, that one carries not only the quote from above but also his wife's report of having been beaten unconscious. It's fundamentally integral to his bio at this point to include such information from these multiple reliable sources found across decades....76.239.17.190 (talk) 02:38, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

Supports Gun Control[edit]

This should be brought up. http://www.gunsandammo.com/uncategorized/8-surprising-anti-gun-celebrities/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.94.158.182 (talk) 19:53, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Why should it be brought up? I think most of the world supports gun control, particularly outside the USA. Destynova (talk) 11:03, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

'Being a Scot'[edit]

No reference to his quasi-memoirs 'Being a Scot'. Why did this book go through so many redrafts, following angry disputes with several collaborators? Valetude (talk) 15:27, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Dear Mr. Connery...[edit]

...Please come out of retirement. My name is Alex Mapp. I am currently making a live-action/CGI film called The Toby Movie, and i need you to come out of retirement and just do this one movie. Although I can do a pretty good impression of you, I feel the need to have the real deal in the movie. The character you are playing (or, rather, voicing) is named "Mr. Balukians' Father" (an English Bulldog).

Not Michael Foote - Michael Foot[edit]

Please change the link to 'Michael Foote' near the beginning of the paragraph 'Personal Life'. It links to the wrong person. You want this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Foot

Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.135.142.206 (talk) 09:58, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for picking this up. I have made the change. Keith D (talk) 11:44, 11 July 2015 (UTC)