I thought long and hard about it and if anything could have pulled me out of retirement it would have been an Indiana Jones film. […] But in the end, retirement is just too damned much fun.
The above is a quote from Sean Connery on the participation as Dr. Henry Jones in the upcoming Indiana Jones 4. Source.
Dear Mr. Connery,
I’m writing to you as a concerned fan of your works. I have just learned that you will not be participating in Indiana Jones 4, which is currently being filmed. I think you should reconsider. Here’s why.
You were the best Bond of them all, though I suspect the british agent role is not the one you want to be remembered for. I enjoyed Zardoz for many reasons, though I suppose you don’t want that to be your legacy either. Outworld was excellent, not only due to your performance. I loved The Last Crusade.
Then you made Highlander 2: The Quickening. The Rock. The Avengers. Entrapment. Fair enough, a man has to make a living. Rising Sun and Finding Forrester were okay. Most recently I saw you in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Not exactly a portfolio piece. I certainly think you’re better than that.
Indy 4 is your chance. The script is there, with you in it I’m told. It’ll pay well, it’ll most likely be easy, I’m sure it’ll even be fun. In fact, just a small cameo role would do wonders. It’s your chance to crown your career, it’s a chance that’s begging for you to pick it up and remind us that you’re more than an just an extraordinary gentleman.
If you do choose retirement, and on some level I can certainly understand why you’d do that, I will personally try to remember you as Bond in Goldfinger. That said, I’ll think it’s damn sad that you didn’t end an illustrious career as a dad that would name his son after a dog. Dear Sean, please reconsider.