Dear Sean Connery, A.K.A. Dr. Henry Jones

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.

3 thoughts on “Dear Sean Connery, A.K.A. Dr. Henry Jones”

  1. sir sean i have loved everything you have done. i have been aware of your career since i was 12. i came home from the theater and told my mother i just saw a shooting star – an actor that was going for the top! I think i will be disapointed if you don’t do indy’s dad because that part was made for you to do–NO one cold do it better! i will be sad to see you leave the screen when you finally do .you will never leave my heart or imagination. thank for the great years of adventure!

  2. Henrik Lied says:

    Dear Sean,

    Now that you’re 77 years old, I really don’t feel like seeing you in an Indiana Jones film. You have the right to retire. Good luck, have fun.

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