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Sean Connery to Steve Jobs: I am James F-cking Bond!

06.21.2011

UPDATE - As it turns out, the documents below were fabricated and the story, while interesting, is fake. That said, Sean Connery is still fucking JAMES BOND!

Back in 1998, Apple was not quite the computer juggernaut it is today and was anxiously launching its new product: the iMac. Sales were slowing approaching the holiday season and Steve Jobs was looking for a way to boost sales. Being a big fan of James Bond, he had his ad agency mock up a campaign highlighting Sean Connery as 007.

Jobs and his lawyers sent a proof of the ad to Connery's reps in hopes he would sign off on the campaign and approve his likeness to be used in selling the iMac. On December 11th that year, Connery sent Jobs back this letter:

Even better than the letter is hearing what it must've sounded like as he dictated that to his assistant. "You do undershtand English, don't you?"

For what it's worth, Connery went on to appear in ads for Louis Vuitton and Japanese scotch so he's not entirely adverse to selling out his image. Maybe he's just a PC guy...

Source: Scoopertino

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10:11AM on 06/21/2011
"I can think of no quicker way to destroy my career than to appear in one of your crass adverts."

3 years later

Connery: "Yes. I will accept this role for 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.'"
"I can think of no quicker way to destroy my career than to appear in one of your crass adverts."

3 years later

Connery: "Yes. I will accept this role for 'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.'"
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10:04AM on 06/21/2011

Scoopertino?

Mike, you know that's a satire site, right?
It even says "Get all the breaking fake Apple news from Scoopertino.com" at the bottom of the alleged ad.
Mike, you know that's a satire site, right?
It even says "Get all the breaking fake Apple news from Scoopertino.com" at the bottom of the alleged ad.
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9:24AM on 06/21/2011
Just so you know, Scoopertino is a FAKE news site. One glance at their about page will tell you that. I'd love it if this were real though!
Just so you know, Scoopertino is a FAKE news site. One glance at their about page will tell you that. I'd love it if this were real though!
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1:04PM on 06/21/2011
"Shuck on it Jobs, shuck it long and shuck it hard!"
"Shuck on it Jobs, shuck it long and shuck it hard!"
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3:45PM on 06/21/2011

If you're coming here

for hard hitting news and the most rigorous of journalistic standards - than you deserve to be disappointed. It's a bunch a beer-swilling movie fans posting links and commentary. If you're that upset, you should ask JoBlo to personally refund your site membership fees.
for hard hitting news and the most rigorous of journalistic standards - than you deserve to be disappointed. It's a bunch a beer-swilling movie fans posting links and commentary. If you're that upset, you should ask JoBlo to personally refund your site membership fees.
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8:05PM on 06/21/2011
So, what you're saying is that any old shit is fine as long as it's posted after the writers smoke a joint....? Quality doesn't matter. You should become a writer!
So, what you're saying is that any old shit is fine as long as it's posted after the writers smoke a joint....? Quality doesn't matter. You should become a writer!
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9:10AM on 06/21/2011

Amazing reply

Silver lining and all, at least Steve Jobs got Sean Connery's autograph.
Silver lining and all, at least Steve Jobs got Sean Connery's autograph.
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10:24AM on 06/21/2011
LOL.. i'd be so proud of that letter that I would hang it up for ppl to see
LOL.. i'd be so proud of that letter that I would hang it up for ppl to see
8:07PM on 06/21/2011
Epic joblo FAIL!
Epic joblo FAIL!
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9:54AM on 06/21/2011
As funny as this story would be, I have to second filmguy15's point. This is from a site that has 'all the news that's fit to fabricate' and 'unreal apple news' as it's logo's. Still a fun read though!
As funny as this story would be, I have to second filmguy15's point. This is from a site that has 'all the news that's fit to fabricate' and 'unreal apple news' as it's logo's. Still a fun read though!
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5:27PM on 06/21/2011

READ!

If you just took the time to read the sentence at the bottom of the AD it says "Get all the breaking fake apple news at scoopertino." That should have been your first clue. laziness at it finest
If you just took the time to read the sentence at the bottom of the AD it says "Get all the breaking fake apple news at scoopertino." That should have been your first clue. laziness at it finest
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6:03PM on 06/21/2011
Yeah, because in your whole entire life, you've NEVER been fooled by anyone or anything, right? Geez Louise...why don't you guys CHILL OUT a little? You know we're just human beings trying our best, right? With all the rumors/innuendo that we have to deal with day-to-day, I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. Even CNN was sourcing this site, btw... SHIT HAPPENS! Lighten up.
Yeah, because in your whole entire life, you've NEVER been fooled by anyone or anything, right? Geez Louise...why don't you guys CHILL OUT a little? You know we're just human beings trying our best, right? With all the rumors/innuendo that we have to deal with day-to-day, I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. Even CNN was sourcing this site, btw... SHIT HAPPENS! Lighten up.
8:02PM on 06/21/2011
The problem with all this is this is a NEWS SITE. All the writers here jump on the first thing they see online without checking their sources.

Once again this site has been found wanting and readers have had their time wasted. I agree with you, Director003!
The problem with all this is this is a NEWS SITE. All the writers here jump on the first thing they see online without checking their sources.

Once again this site has been found wanting and readers have had their time wasted. I agree with you, Director003!
12:07PM on 06/21/2011
I wish it was real
I wish it was real
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9:03AM on 06/21/2011
I'd give anything to hear Connery dictate this letter.
"Do you think I'm that shtupid?"
I'd give anything to hear Connery dictate this letter.
"Do you think I'm that shtupid?"
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6:53AM on 06/22/2011
Sean Connery hates Steve Jobs almost as much as he hates Alex Trebek!
Sean Connery hates Steve Jobs almost as much as he hates Alex Trebek!
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3:30AM on 06/22/2011
Exactly how long did it take for the brain trust at JoBlo to figure out this was a fake? You say Apple's ad agency did this mock up for an ad campaign that would have run in 1998? Didn’t anyone notice that the mock-up says right at the top "See Sean Connery starring in “You Only Live Twice”, which came out in 1967. So was it Apple’s idea to co-promote their iMac with a movie that came out 31 years earlier?
Exactly how long did it take for the brain trust at JoBlo to figure out this was a fake? You say Apple's ad agency did this mock up for an ad campaign that would have run in 1998? Didn’t anyone notice that the mock-up says right at the top "See Sean Connery starring in “You Only Live Twice”, which came out in 1967. So was it Apple’s idea to co-promote their iMac with a movie that came out 31 years earlier?
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7:30PM on 06/21/2011

I....

like Connery, am a PC guy!
like Connery, am a PC guy!
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7:11PM on 06/21/2011

Joblo should relax

What the f*ck is this response from JoBlo? You FAILed and couldn't even read an obvious sentence stating it was a joke. Yet you respond in this childish and ridiculous manner? Don't worry guys, nobody thinks of you as journalists or even good writers - but being able to 'read' would help. As would being able to accept with maturity you made a mistake. You should chill out.
"Yeah, because in your whole entire life, you've NEVER been fooled by anyone or anything, right? Geez Louise...why don't
What the f*ck is this response from JoBlo? You FAILed and couldn't even read an obvious sentence stating it was a joke. Yet you respond in this childish and ridiculous manner? Don't worry guys, nobody thinks of you as journalists or even good writers - but being able to 'read' would help. As would being able to accept with maturity you made a mistake. You should chill out.
"Yeah, because in your whole entire life, you've NEVER been fooled by anyone or anything, right? Geez Louise...why don't you guys CHILL OUT a little? You know we're just human beings trying our best, right? With all the rumors/innuendo that we have to deal with day-to-day, I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often. Even CNN was sourcing this site, btw... SHIT HAPPENS! Lighten up."
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8:18PM on 06/21/2011
Hey, he's just saying to lighten up. He's not going all apeshit crazy on the guy. All's well man.
Hey, he's just saying to lighten up. He's not going all apeshit crazy on the guy. All's well man.
7:47PM on 06/21/2011
Crud. Too bad it's a fake story but it's a funny fake story nonetheless. And yes, Connery is still an effing' James Bond.
Crud. Too bad it's a fake story but it's a funny fake story nonetheless. And yes, Connery is still an effing' James Bond.
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9:17AM on 06/21/2011
That is quite a read, especially if you read with Sean Connery's voice in mind. Well said, Mr. Bond. His reply aside, I don't get the connection between Sean Connery (or James Bond) with computer products.
That is quite a read, especially if you read with Sean Connery's voice in mind. Well said, Mr. Bond. His reply aside, I don't get the connection between Sean Connery (or James Bond) with computer products.
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2:49AM on 06/22/2011
sure you tell us the letter and ad were fakes Sampson, as Connery holds a gun to your head! Write what I tell you to write or I'll end you Sampson! I'm James Bond! LOL!
sure you tell us the letter and ad were fakes Sampson, as Connery holds a gun to your head! Write what I tell you to write or I'll end you Sampson! I'm James Bond! LOL!
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9:20AM on 06/21/2011
I love every word that comes out of his mouth. He's so funny pissed, sad, or just being normal. I wrote this comment on a macbook. Irony is our best friend.
I love every word that comes out of his mouth. He's so funny pissed, sad, or just being normal. I wrote this comment on a macbook. Irony is our best friend.
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11:51AM on 06/21/2011
Daniel Craig IS F-cking Bond!
Daniel Craig IS F-cking Bond!
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11:16AM on 06/21/2011
Dudes a prick who advocates hitting women.
Dudes a prick who advocates hitting women.
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