Credit: The Kobal Collection
Sean Connery launched the film series audiences have come to know and love by starring in the first five Bond films, 1962's "Dr. No," 1963's "From Russia with Love," 1964's "Goldfinger," 1965's "Thunderball" and 1967's "You Only Live Twice." Later, he appeared in 1971's "Diamonds Are Forever" and 1983's "Never Say Never Again." Though Fleming at first doubted that the Scottish actor had the sexual charisma for the part, Connery would later become one of People magazine's Sexiest Men Alive, in large part because of his role as Bond. He would go on to star in such hit films as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "The Hunt for Red October" and "The Untouchables," for which he won an Oscar.