Kevin Costner recalled his time working with Sean Connery in the classic crime film The Untouchables in his touching tribute to the late Bond star. The iconic Scottish actor passed away in his sleep on Saturday, October 31 at the age of 90.
Paramount’s crime drama Yellowstone resurrects Hollywood Westerns for the modern age, headed by quintessential leading man Kevin Costner.
Following the death of Sean Connery this week, Costner revealed he’s indebted to the former 007 after their collaboration in classic period crime film, The Untouchables.
Directed by Brian De Palma and with a score from Spaghetti Western maestro Ennio Morricone, the 1987 touchstone returned to the mythos of classic gangster pictures featuring two giants of the big screen.
Previously a lesser known supporting actor, Costner’s co-starring role with Sean Connery in The Untouchables helped catapult him to a similar level of success.
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Yellowstone's Kevin Costner pens touching tribute to co-star Sean Connery 'Forever grateful' (Image: Getty/Paramount)
Yellowstone's Kevin Costner co-starred with Sean Connery in The Untouchables (Image: Paramount)
Costner and Connery co-led the film as Eliot Ness and Jim Malone, respectively, two Chicago cops who spearheaded the police’s war against crime kingpin Al Capone (Robert De Niro).
After news of Connery’s passing was released, the actor penned a touching and grateful tribute to the Scottish screen icon, praising his performance and guidance in the 1980s classic.
He wrote: “I, like the rest of the world, was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Sean Connery this morning. Sean was a crafted actor who was enormously proud of his body of work, particularly his work on stage.
“And although he was a very no-nonsense person, he was incredibly inclusive with me professionally and