Connery was praised for "The Name of The Rose" and "The Untouchables " (it was Golden Globes for one of these two, if I remember). He had huge successes and had prizes for "The Rock", "The Hunt For Red October", "Finding Forrester", success in the failure "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen"...
Did he deserved an Oscar for "Goldfinger" or "From Russia With Love" ? For me, yes.
Should another 007 have had also one ? Suggestions : Moore in "TSWLM" and "FYEO" ? Dalton in "LTK" ? Brosnan in "GoldenEye" ? Craig in "Casino Royale" and "Skyfall" ??
Moore 1977, Dalton 1989 and Brosnan 1995 should have IMO. At least being nominated.
I'll delibaretely let Lazenby's career on the bench. Moore didn't have a huge cinema career neither. Did Tim Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig deserved Oscars/Golden Globes/ other prizes for their other respective films ?
Here's my list, counting films I've watched :
- Dalton in "Hot Fuzz" ; nomination in BAFTA or similar prize (at least not Oscars and Golden Globes) in Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. Thanks to his unusual role's perf.
- Craig in " Lara Croft", "Munich" ; Best supporting actor nominations.
- Brosnan in " The Fourth Protocol", "The Tailor of Panama", best actor nominations.
He had prizes or nominations for "The Matador" and "The Ghost Writer". As long as I'm a big Brosnan fan, I know he had successes in "Laws of Attraction", "Thomas Crown affair", "Mrs. Doubtfire", "Dante's peak" and worst for me, "Mars Attacks!", "Percy Jackson" and got a Razzie for "Mamma Mia!".
In the future, I guess Craig would have a big prize, because he's a leading one and have great skills. But not for 007's. I miss Dalton in films and I wish Brosnan starred in better, cleverer films ; because he's got the talent to do it, maybe not the motivation. He should take after/stay near someone like Colin Firth, ...it would be cool ! :)