Sean Connery's Beard
This page is all about answering one of filmdom's most burning questions: When was the last time you saw Sean Connery WITHOUT a beard? Or at least with just a mustache?
Of course, he never had a beard as James Bond. But he has almost ALWAYS had a beard ever SINCE James Bond, or at least some semblance of facial hair. A completely un-scientific discussion recently held at Carmine's Clamhouse, after screening the travesty that is "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman", resulted in this tentative list of facial-hair-free (or reduced) Connery roles in the post-Bond era:
Man Who Would Be King Goofy Sideburns-Mustache Combo
Russia House Goatee/Mustache Only
Avengers Mustache Only
Family Business Mustache Only
Meteor Mustache Only
Outland Mustache and Stubble
Presidio Mustache Only
And I don't know HOW we are supposed to count "Dragonheart"!! Any advice would be appreciated!!
This list is incomplete, and needing of input! Please email any additions, corrections, or assumptions; thanks! Jake and Larry, propietors.
The input is rolling in!! This wonderful list (unverified by moi, but I have no reason to doubt it's veracity at this early date) provided by "everton" from the Straight Dope Message Board (see thread here):
Clean shaven (?) sailor in A Night to Remember (about the Titanic disaster).
Clean shaven war correspondent in Another Time, Another Place.
Clean shaven ex-con in Hard Drivers.
Clean shaven mobster in The Frightened City.
Clean shaven soldier in On the Fiddle.
Clean shaven soldier in The Longest Day.
Clean shaven tycoon in Woman Of Straw.
Clean shaven soldier in The Hill.
Clean shaven poet in A Fine Madness.
Clean shaven tracker/hunter in Shalako.
Moustache-wearing coal miner in The Molly Maguires.
Clean shaven explorer in The Red Tent.
Clean shaven ex-con in The Anderson Tapes.
Moustache-wearing cop in Offence.
Moustache-wearing army officer in Murder On The Orient Express.
Moustache-wearing military cop in The Terrorists.
Big moustache-wearing soldier in The Man Who Would Be King.
Moustache-and-goatee-wearing Arab diplomat in The Next Man (spectacularly inappropriate accent natch).
Moustache-wearing soldier in A Bridge Too Far.
Neatly-trimmed full beard in The Great Train Robbery.
Moustache-wearing scientist in Meteor.
Moustache-wearing soldier in Cuba.
Closely-trimmed full beard in Outland.
Moustache in Wrong Is Right.
Moustache in Five Days One Summer.
Van Dyck beard in Highlander and Highlander II.
Moustache in The Untouchables.
Moustache in The Presidio.
Moustache in Family Business.
Goatee in The Russia House.
Moustache in A Good Man In Africa.
Moustache in The Avengers.
Full beard in about seventeen films, mostly since the '90s. Hope this helps.