Happy 87th birthday, Sean Connery

Luciana Paluzzi and Sean Connery during the filming of Thunderball

Today, Aug. 25, is the 87th birthday of Sean Connery, the first film James Bond.

Things haven’t been quite the same since he first donned his tailored suit and shoulder holster in 1962.

Big Tam has kept a low public profile since his last movie, 2003’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. He did voice over work for a From Russia With Love Video Game in 2005 and an animated film, 2012’s Sir Billi. And that’s about it.

With the passing earlier this year of Roger Moore at age 89, Connery now is the oldest surviving film 007 actor.

In any case, raise your cocktail of choice (the literary Bond drank more than vodka martinis) and make your own toast to Sir Sean.