- Sean Connery’s net worth is $300 million.
- He missed a huge opportunity with Lord of the Rings.
The name is Bond, James Bond. Sean Connery was one of the first actors to play the role of the infamous spy, James Bond. He starred in seven James Bond films including, “Diamonds are Forever”, “Dr. No” and “Thunderball”. During his acting career, Connery has played many roles. He won the Academy Award for the best actor in a supporting role for his marvelous work in, “The Untouchables”.
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Sean Connery Net Worth 2017
Great performances bring great success. His roles in films such as, “The Unctouchables” brought the actor much deserved fame. Not to mention, his Bond films grossed revenues of $1.7 billion. Due to his huge popularity, Sean Connery has a huge net worth at $300 million. However, that staggering number could have been much greater. The actor missed a huge opportunity with “The Lord of the Rings” movies.
Sean Connery Is Not The Lord of the Rings
Connery could have made earned much more. However, he missed out on one of the biggest deals of his life by turning down the role of Gandalf in “The Lord of the Rings”. The franchise would go on to produce revenues of $10 billion altogether. Although the films did not produce a profit, Connery would have made over $400 million for his role.
Now, lets take a step back. Before the release of the films, they were considered a giant risk by studio New Line Cinemas. For this reason, it was necessary to bring aboard a top actor like Sean Connery. Having an A-List actor on board would mean greater sales. So, Connery was offered a 15% stake from box office sales for the three movies. However, he declined the offer. As fate would have it, the three films grossed $2.9 billion at the box office. That translates to $450 million in earnings for Mr. Connery. This would have pushed Sean Connery’s net worth to $750 million.
A small mistake on Connery’s part and now he’s out almost a half a billion dollars. Talk about missed opportunities.